In the summer of 2015, my mum’s depression took a real turn. Curtains were drawn and my mum didn’t leave her bed for weeks. Feeling helpless, I thought about the positive effects physical activity has on my mind and wondered if it could help her in someway. Never one to do things by halves, I went ahead and signed us up to the Walk the Walk Midnight Marathon. Committing to her first official challenge meant my mum had a goal to work towards. With love and support she tackled each day one day at a time, getting out of the house and allowing herself to feel the benefits of exercise. Crossing the finishing line hand-in-hand with my mum will be one of our fondest memories together.

Inspired by the life-changing effect that a physical challenge has had on my mum’s mental health, RED January is here to help you boost your own mental and physical health.

Partnering with Mind

To help the RED community support themselves and others, I approached leading mental health charity, Mind, who came on board as REDs exclusive charity partner in 2017.

Funds raised from RED January go towards Minds vital work of providing information, advice and support while campaigning for a better deal and respect for everyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Every step REDers take throughout January helps us take a step forward for everyone living with a mental health problem. We simply couldn’t do what we do without them.
Mind’s Chief Executive, Paul Farmer

Know RED and Mind will be with you every step, splash and pedal of the way.

We’re excited to see where this RED January takes you!

Hannah. X Hannah Beecham
Founder of RED January