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Read more › News - 15th June 2022

A mental health warrior

32-year-old Maddie Macfarlane lives with social anxiety. Maddie tells us about the strategies she uses to get herself to parkrun each week, and how parkrun has become an important coping mechanism for her mental health.   My social anxiety presents as overthinking and worrying about what people might think of me. I seem to think…

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Read more › News, Research - 24th October 2018

Research reveals benefit of parkrun on mental health

The impact of parkrun on mental health extends far beyond physical activity and has the potential to support people outside of traditional mental health services, according to new research conducted by Staffordshire University.    The study, which involved parkrunners who identified as having experienced mental health difficulties, concluded that volunteering, being outside and participating in…