Sporting Heads - Exploring the impact of Sport and Exercise on Mental Health
Coming Together Through Movement with Danny Bent
Nov 29, 2020
Challenging My Epilepsy
Mind Over Marathon and Beyond
How Running Saved My Mental Health
Running for CALM
Rebuilding My Relationship with Running
When I developed a dependency on running, it took a long time for me to. Admitting it means you know something is not right and I didn’t want to know something wasn’t right
Perfectly Imperfect at Running
In my darkest hour, my eating disorder tried to use running to destroy my life. It failed. Running showed me recovery is possible.
Running Myself Sober
When I’m out pounding the pavements, I don’t have to worry about anything else in my life. It’s become my relief, my refuge and my replacement for booze.
When I am Running, I Feel Free
I never really entertained the idea that exercise could help my mental health but what persuaded me to go for my first run was the motivation and inspiration from my community psychiatric nurse
Running For My Reason
Adventuror, author and mental health campaigner Alex Staniforth describes facing his bulimia head on as he attempts to run a sub three hour marathon.
Joining the Sober Movement
The novelty of running early on a Saturday morning without a hangover has never worn off. It always fills me with gratitude and pride and kick starts my weekend with an amazing endorphin rush.
I Am the Master of my Fate
I had spent 10 years avoiding attention due to mental illness and my embarrassment, now I was telling my Invictus story to the BBC
Running to the Extreme
Exercise had taken over my life. I lived to get faster race times and would feel depressed if I didn’t improve. Nothing else mattered.
The Mental Health Runner
Psychosis for me feels like someone has taken control of my actions and all I can do is sit and watch. Running helps to ground me and prevent any form of psychosis.
Dynamic Running Therapy
What happens when you incorporate running into a psychotherapy session? Read our interview with the founder of Dynamic Running Therapy