What is RED January?
Suffolk Mind is excited to be partnering with RED January for 2020, a community initiative that encourages you to support your mental health by doing something active every single day during a characteristically tough month.
Whether you run, swim, cycle or choose your favourite fitness activity, set your goal and enjoy support from the RED community every step, splash and pedal of the way!
Kick-start your 2020 in a positive way and raise funds for Suffolk Mind so together we can be active for better mental health.
It’s easy to sign up and challenge yourself throughout the first month of the year.
How to register for RED January
You can simply register to take part RED January for Suffolk Mind here.
Now you’ve signed up to become a REDer, why not challenge yourself?
This year we’re encouraging people who sign up to RED January with Suffolk Mind to challenge themselves over the month.
We’ve come up with a few challenges for you to consider – they cover all abilities and all levels of fitness.
So get your football out, get on the treadmill, or do a bit of balloon volleyball and share your progress over the month on social media and share it with us @suffolkmind.
Keepy-Uppies with ITFC
Once you’ve signed up to RED January for Suffolk Mind, challenge yourself to master keepy-uppies during the month. If you can already do some, set a challenging target to reach by the end of the month. Maybe try to do 1,000 over the month, or master the skill so you can do 20 or 50 or 100 without the ball hitting the ground.
The rules: you can use your head, shoulders, knees and feet (no handballing!). Share your progress on social media using the hashtag #KeepUpSuffolk. There’s a great video for Footy Pups here (suitable for grown-ups too).
Primary Schools – Daily Mile
The Daily Mile is a national programme encouraging primary schools to work 15 minutes of running or jogging into the daily curriculum. Why not give it a try as part of RED January? Encourage students, teachers and parents to sign up for RED January and incorporate the Daily Mile so their activity is covered during the week.
Find out more about the Daily Mile here.
Workplaces – Fit For Life, 15 minutes a day
The aim of this challenge is for REDers to simply incorporate 15 minutes of activity into their daily lives – whether that’s walking, jogging, running, cycling… We’re encouraging workplaces to sign up to enable their staff to take 15 minutes out of the working day (not their lunch break) to get outside in the fresh air, or get on the treadmill or exercise bike for a quarter of an hour.
Great East Run - Danny Smy (1)
Event Date: 22/09/2019Danny is running in the Great East Run half marathon on Sunday 22nd September, covering a 13 mile route across Ipswich.
Karen Webb - Great East Run Half Marathon (1)
Event Date: 22/09/2019
I have been training for this event this year as part of an effort to get fitter and improve my mental health. I have an anxiety disorder and Suffolk Mind has been a great source of information and support for me; so I would love to repay this by contributing in my small way.
Matthew Long's Sudbury to the Sea Kayak Challenge (1)
Event Date: 14/09/2019
Matthew is kayaking from Sudbury to the coast on Saturday 14th September, all to raise money for Suffolk Mind; it is an organised event by the River Stour Trust and is 24 ½ miles over two days.
Ska'd 4life (1)
Event Date: 09/11/2019
The band Ska'd 4life are hosting a fundraising dance on Saturday 9th November to raise money and awareness for Suffolk Mind.
Suffolk County Council Chairman’s Charity (5)
We are delighted that the Chairman of the Suffolk County Council, Councillor James Finch, has chosen Suffolk Mind as his charity of the year, helping us in our aim of making Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health.
Suffolk Food Hall (1)
The team at the Suffolk Food Hall have chosen Suffolk Mind as one of their chosen charities of the year for 2019 and are supporting us with many events and activities throughout the year.
TMJ Interiors was established in 1981, and has become a leader in specialist joinery and the interior fit-out industry. We manufacture and install quality joinery for the commercial, residential and specialist sectors, and we pride ourselves on our highly skilled and dedicated team. This year, we