Jade Claridge

My Mental Health Miles (100) for National Star

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My Mental Health Miles for National Star, 31 May 2023
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We support people with complex disabilities to help them to live more independent lives


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My Mental Health Miles in May - Running, walking, (crawling – obviously I’m joking) but however I get there I will do 100 miles in May (and obviously not in the car!!).

I think it’s really important to link physical exercise into mental health and wellbeing but also listen to your body if and when it’s saying ‘No, not today’. I will be writing a weekly mini-blog about my mental health and how many miles I have done that week.

I started to run at the start of lockdown. I was still coming into work every day. But the uncertainty of life in Lockdown 1.0 was hard, hard for everyone. So I discovered running – I did the couch to 5k. This is where I discovered the connection between a balanced amount of exercise having a massive positive impact on my Mental Health.

There are times where my running dips out and I really do notice this having a massive impact on my mental wellness.

Mental Health awareness week takes place 15th-21st May which is why I chose May for my month challenge.

My goal is two pronged – To re-establish a balanced routine where I am running as much as possible but also listening to my body on when it needs a little break.

I have always had a passion for supporting such a wonderful organisation so If I can do that whilst doing something I love but at the same time as making it a challenge, I will do that. I have never felt so settled in an organisation than I do now, so why not do it for National Star!?

All donations possible would help, but if I am able to raise at least £2 per mile that would be greatly appreciated. So the overall aim is to raise at least £200.

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National Star

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National Star provides specialist education, training and personal development opportunities for people with complex disabilities and acquired brain injuries. Our programmes and projects enable young people and adults with disabilities to gain independence, confidence and vital life skills.

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