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RUNNING TO BEAT SUICIDE

RunningSpace

Running helps us find the space to be ourselves. Every person we run with has treasure and riches within them, often buried deep under hurt and pain of abuse, abandonment, and rejection. Our purpose is to run shoulder to shoulder with you, and in running to help shake the dirt off each other’s lives and pull out the treasure.

Come and run with us, it might just change your life.

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Tell Someone

If you’re feeling like you want to die, it’s important to tell someone.

Help and support is available right now if you need it. You don’t have to struggle with difficult feelings alone.

For you

Discover more about our community through our facebook group.

For this project

Donate at our fundraising page

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RunningSpace

Walk2Run

Physical activity is a great way to create space in our lives. We all know that running is good for us, but it can be difficult to get started and take the first step. Walk2Run works in small training groups, where you can learn to build your activity levels in a safe, fun and friendly environment, and feel healthier in body and mind.

safeTALK

How can we know if someone is having suicidal thoughts? Have you been unconvinced when a friend or colleague says that they are fine? Have you wanted to help someone, but wasn’t sure what to say or do?

safeTALK is internationally recognised and evidence-based training that will help you to start conversations that could save a life. It shows you the signs to look for, ways to communicate and the appropriate places to direct someone having suicidal thoughts to find further help.  

Running in the Gap

We want to see a worldwide network of Runners who will run and pray together to beat suicide.

By showing our faith in setting of on a journey we are interceding or “Running in the gap” to offer prayers, raise awareness and provide support for those affected by suicide. 

RUNNING TO BEAT SUICIDE

About RunningSpace

Our passion and calling are to see every life lived in all its fullness and not one be lost to suicide.

How will we achieve this?

  • By educating and training communities to become able, appropriate and available to those suffering with thoughts of suicide.

  • By pioneering a worldwide movement of runners who will run, pray, and raise awareness for those affected by suicide.

  • By working with communities to build prevention and recovery programmes which include Walk2Run groups,  building relationship connections,  developing links with clinicians, facilitating volunteering, and job creation for example.

WHO IS 

RunningSpace

RunningSpace was founded by Jacqueline Youldon in 2016, her vision was to run shoulder to shoulder with people to beat suicide. 

As of June 2019, RunningSpace has become a project of The Pelham CIO, a Christian endevour based in Sidley, East Sussex. The Pelham CIO and RunningSpace share a heart to see people restored. 

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Walk2Run

Physical activity is a great way to create space in our lives. We all know that running is good for us, but it can be difficult to get started and take the first step. Walk2Run works in small training groups, where you can learn to build your activity levels in a safe, fun and friendly environment, and feel healthier in body and mind.

We invite you to join us for refreshments after the sessions because rest and recovery with old and new friends are just as important as the session itself. 

We also deliver 1:1 coaching for those who need more help to get started or want to progress at a different rate.

Learn to run at your own pace

Qualified running coaches lead groups to teach you to progress from walking to running. 80% of our participants are completely new to running so everyone will be starting from a similar place.

In Walk2Run groups, you will learn correct running techniques as well as gaining fitness and confidence through walking and running.

Each session lasts approximately an hour and all you need to do is turn up in weather appropriate clothes and shoes. You do not have to wear any “running kit” but wear something that you are comfortable in, allows you to move easily and will give you some protection from the elements.

Upcoming Events

Sept 2019 Timetable

Running Group Times (Sussex)

Running group times (Surrey)

Our timetables change from time to time. If you’re in any doubt when courses are running where you live, please come back and check the timetable, or drop us an email or facebook message.

how to join a group

You can simply turn up at the relevant time and meeting point – please make a point of introducing yourself to the leader who will be able to welcome you to the group. If you want to let us know you are coming beforehand then you can send us a message HERE or say hello on Facebook HERE.

For advice on setting up your own Walk2Run groups in your area, we can help. Why not send us an email HERE or connect to us on our facebook page HERE. We would love to hear from you.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to book?

It is helpful if you can let us know if you are intending to come – talk to us here or via facebook, but you are also welcome to turn up on on the day.

Can I join any time?

As long as you turn up at the beginning of a session you can join at any time. You will see more benefit if you come regularly and we would encourage you to do so but you can start at anytime.

What do I wear?

Comfortable clothes and shoes that you can easily walk in and that are appropriate for the weather. We may be on grass/fields for some sessions so be prepared that it might get muddy.

 

Do you train in all weather?

Yes! Occasionally the weather may make it dangerous for us to hold the running group but this is very rare. If it becomes necessary to cancel a session we will make an announcement on Facebook, and email if you have booked in advance.

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to be more active through walking or running, who wants to learn to run, who wants to progress their running. If you are not sure if this is you, then get in touch for a chat to find out more. You are especially welcome if you want to begin learning to Walk2Run to support your mental health.

How much does it cost?

Each session costs between £3 and £5 per person. Occasionally we may receive funding so that we can make the sessions free.

You can pay by cash on the day or by bank transfer if you want to buy 5 sessions or more at a time.

10% of the session fee is donated to Out of the Blue – a fundraising organisation that raises awareness of depression and mental illness and the effects of suicide and bereavement. You can find out more about Out of the Blue HERE.

HELPING OTHERS

TESTIMONIALS

“I hadn’t got any idea what to expect that first session. I was extremely anxious as I experience social anxiety and struggle in group activities BUT the thing that drew me in was Walk2Run’s promise to Teach me how to run.”

A Happy Walk2Run Customer

“First class material, extremely professionally and empathetically presented”

“Quite simply some of the best training I’ve ever received.” 

SafeTALK attendees

“Joining Walk2Run honestly is one of the best decisions I have ever made and I can’t thank Jacky enough.”

A Happy Walk2Run Customer

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safeTALK

Is this you?

How can we know if someone is having suicidal thoughts? Have you been unconvinced when a friend or colleague says that they are fine? Have you wanted to help someone, but wasn’t sure what to say or do?

safeTALK is internationally recognised and evidence-based training that will help you to start conversations that could save a life. It shows you the signs to look for, ways to communicate and the appropriate places to direct someone having suicidal thoughts to find further help.  

safeTALK can help you to save a life and build suicide safer communities.

WHAT IS safeTALK?

safeTALK is a half-day (3.5 hours) training course that can help you make a difference. Through learning, discussion and practice, it will show you what to do if you suspect someone’s suicidal, and help you to practice the TALK steps – Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe.   

 

It’s the only quality and standard suicide prevention training in the world, and is approved by the World Health Organisation.

 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 11th February 2020, 6pm to 9.30pm
The Pelham, Holliers Hill, Bexhill on Sea

Date tbc
St Marks Community Centre, Godalming. GU7 2NP

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend?

Everyone! safeTALK is an introductory workshop suitable for community members and professionals (We’ve previously worked with churches, mental health workers, housing associations, debt counsellors, those working with recovery from addiction, council workers, volunteers and private sector workers, as well as individuals with a personal interest in suicide prevention). You are welcome to attend as an individual or if you are part of any other community organisation.

What are the training outcomes?

• Identify people thinking of suicide overcome barriers to talk about suicide
• Identify reasons we may miss, dismiss or avoid suicide
• Apply the 4 step model of suicide alertness (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe)
• Connect people at risk with further help

Where are the courses delivered?

We run regular workshops at The Pelham, Holliers Hill, Bexhill on Sea, but we can also come to you to a deliver to a minimum of 10, maximum of 30 participants.

How much does it cost?

Usually £68 per individual, although funded places are often available.  Additionally, each participant will receive a certificate, a wallet-sized reference card plus a resource pack with information about sources of support for people having suicidal thoughts.

 

In-house courses for your organisation can be a cost-effective way of training your team. Please contact us to discuss your exact training needs, and possible discount options.

What are the teaching methods?

  • Presentations and guidance from a registered trainer
  • Access to support from a local community resource person
  • Powerful audio-visual learning aids
  • The simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
  • Hands-on skills practice and development

When is the training? How do I register?

Register via our Eventbrite page HERE, or fill out our contact form for group bookings HERE.

Pray with us

Running in the Gap

We want to see a worldwide network of Runners who will run and pray together to beat suicide.

Protective factors for suicide include:

  • Strong personal relationships
  • Religious or spiritual beliefs
  • Lifestyle practice of positive coping strategies and wellbeing

(Source: Preventing Suicide: a global imperative. Geneva: World Health Organisation (WHO) 2014)

By showing our faith in setting of on a journey we are interceding or “Running in the gap” to offer prayers, raise awareness and provide support for those affected by suicide.

Come and run with us, it might just change your life.

GET INVOLVED!

Simply by Running and praying. Join us on facebook at “RunningSpace – Running in the Gap” and let us know about your running journeys.

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    RunningSpace is a project of The Pelham CIO, 
    a registered charity in England and Wales (1158364)

    RunningSpace is a member of the Association of Running Clubs