Register for RED January 2019 with Washington Mind
Support your mental health this January by doing something active every single day.
We’re excited to be partnering with RED January, a community initiative providing people with support and a focus during a characteristically tough month.
If it’s running 5k, or walking to work a new way, a morning swim or just taking the bike for a spin – join the thousands of people around the UK kick-starting their 2019 in the most positive way.
You can register for free below.
We look forward to going on this journey with you!
Register for RED January
T-shirts and shoelaces are limited and will be available on a first-come-first served basis. Shoelaces are free and t-shirts are available at a price of £10. A member of the team will be in contact with you to arrange payment and delivery of your fundraising materials.
To help you with your fundraising you can sign up online here but don’t worry if this isn’t suitable for you as you will receive a sponsor form in your fundraising pack.
Can we stay in touch?
We’d love to continue on the Washington Mind journey with you.
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How we process the information you provide
Welcome to the RED community!
If you have completed the above registration form then you are officially registered for RED January 2019.
Your registration pack will be winging its way to you within the next 4-6 weeks. We’ll be in touch before this time with more exciting updates.
Have any questions in the meantime? Feel free to read the below FAQs or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to going on this RED journey with you!
What is RED January?
RED January is a community initiative that encourages you to support your mental health by doing something active every single day.
Whether it is running 5k, or walking to work a new way, a morning swim or taking your bike out for a spin – join the thousands of people around the UK kick-starting their 2019 in the most positive way.
How can physical activity help support your mental health?
RED January is founded on research that physical activity can have a positive impact on your mental health.
87% of REDers reported feeling significantly better physically and mentally after completing RED January 2018 according to the post-RED survey.
More information about the importance of physical activity to mental health can be found on Mind’s website.
What if exercising every day seems too daunting?
Whether you’re planning on swimming lengths every morning, walking 10 mins a day, attending your favourite fitness class or running 100 miles in the month, every achievement is celebrated no matter how big or small.
You can scale things up or ease them back, just keep listening to your body. RED experts will be on hand to offer handy tips and advice.
Are there any risks associated with exercising every day?
In most circumstances, exercising is beneficial for your mental and physical health and can be helpful as part of a long-term recovery or treatment plan. But there are some situations where you might need to take extra care in case it starts to become a problem for you.
It’s important to be aware that you could be at risk of over-exercising. RED January encourages setting realistic goals, tailored to YOU. We are all unique and our approach to exercise should be also. The general advice is that exercise should be around 30 minutes per day, no more than 45 minutes.
We also encourage REDers to mix up their routine with yoga and stretching, doing low impact sports where possible and rest when needed.
Where does RED January take part?
At a location that suits you. Whether you’re exercising solo, with friends, family, colleagues, or even your pet dog, you decide where and when is best for you to enjoy your daily activity
You can also feel supported in the knowledge that you will be part of a growing community of REDers around the country that will be out and about getting active at the same time as you.