RunningSpace uses running as a platform to champion life and beat suicide. Teaching people how to run is the conduit for building hope, mental and physical health, and strong relationships, saving lives and creating suicide safer communities.
Coached RunningSpace sessions – UK athletics qualified coaches teach people how to run from walking
A community-based venue to host post sessions refreshments, encourage meaningful relationships, and friendships built.
Prayer a) regular intercession, (not prayer ministry) b) World Suicide Prevention Day intercession relay event
Volunteers and coaches will attend a safeTALK, suicide alertness for Everyone Training for anyone who wants to learn the skills to identify someone who might be struggling with thoughts of suicide and direct them to further help.
Starting a RunningSpace is easy. Just follow these four steps.
Suicide is a difficult subject, but it’s everyone’s business, and we’re delighted you’ve joined us in the race to champion life and beat suicide. We will continue to support you in a number of ways
Uniquely we combine physical activity, relationships, and faith. RunningSpace offers a way to practically support people who might be affected by suicide, in a helpful and safe way.
Perhaps due to stigma and myth surrounding suicide, churches have avoided mental health, especially around suicide. Education and training can overcome those myths.
The majority of people who feel suicidal do not actually want to die. They need help to live.
That leaves 19 of us that can help.
Avoiding talking about suicide is almost always to do with fear – fear that we might make things worse, fear that we might ‘catch’ suicide, fear that we don’t know what to do.
After just 3.5 hours of safeTALK training, people can learn to recognise when someone might be thinking about suicide and direct them to further help.
In 2020, suicide was among the top 9 leading causes of death for people ages 10-64
The RunningSpace model depends on local champions with local relationships and networks fulfilling a number of roles.
• At least 1 Level 2 Coach(es)
• At least 3 Level 1 Coaches
• Coaching Assistants
• Hosts (hospitality and friendship)
Depending on your setting, it costs as little as £3500 to train up your volunteers and to deliver RunningSpace for one year.
We invite you to contact us to find out more about starting a RunningSpace in your area.
Come and run with us, it might just change your life.