RED January 2020

Mind in Greater Manchester is proud to partner with Mind and RED January, helping motivate people to get active every day to support their mental health.

This January, challenge yourself to get active every day, your way. Whether your 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 your local Mind in Greater Manchester, so together we can be active for better mental health.

What is RED January?

RED January is a community initiative that encourages you to get active every day throughout January, empowering you to start the year as you mean to go on. Founded by Hannah Beecham, RED January and has been run in partnership exclusively with Mind since 2017. Hannah’s story is one that resonates with many of us, so we wanted to share it here.

“In the summer of 2015, my mum’s depression took a real turn. Feeling helpless, I thought about the positive effects physical activity has on my mind and wondered if it could help her mum in some way. 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”. Hannah Beecham, Founder RED January.

How do I register?

Each local Mind has it’s own unique registration page which can be accessed via the links below:

Manchester Mind
Rochdale and District Mind
Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind
Mind in Salford
Stockport and District Mind

Find out more about RED January on our Frequently Asked Questions page here.

If you need any further help please contact us.

We’re looking forward to seeing where your RED January journey takes you.