top of page


Exercise not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude and your mood

Please feel free to reach out to one of our members if you feel like you need to speak to someone.

At Skelmersdale Running Club we promote mental health wellbeing by creating a safe environment, treating everyone equally, and with respect by having someone to talk to and treating everyone as an individual.

For people who participate, physical activity can help to engage with others, build relationships and open up about mental health in a safe environment.


Clubs and groups that have links with the community provide a sense of routine, structure and security. They also reduce barriers as they’re seen as a more informal and less intimidating form of support.

Mental Health diagram

Mental health refers to our emotional, psychological and social well-being. Our mental health affects how we think, feel and act. It also impacts on how we cope, interact and form relationships with others, as well as our daily functioning.


Regular exercise may help to ease depression and anxiety by releasing feel-good endorphins, natural brain chemicals that can enhance the sense of wellbeing. Running relieves stress by stimulating the production of these feel-good chemicals.


Regular exercise, such as running, can help manage depression symptoms, boost overall mood, reduce cognitive issues, and alleviates anxiety and stress. This is because physical activity directly affects the brain.

For more information about Mental Health please refer to

Mind Logo


The #RunAndTalk programme aims to:

  • get people talking about mental health, sharing their experiences and removing stigma.

  • provide support and guidance to raise awareness of mental health problems.

  • support people experiencing mental health problems to be physically active through running, whether that is to support them in starting, returning to or continuing to run.

For more information on #RunAndTalk please refer to:

Mental Health link
Support for
Anxiety UK
Anxiety support Support with anxiety (chargeable membership)
03444 775774
Support it you are bereaved
08088 081677
Bullying UK
Support if you are being bullied
08088 002222
Women's support Self injury
08008 008088
Adults/children eating disorders
03456 347650
Adult support for bereavement, suicide, low mood, need support
bottom of page