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Jolly Joggers are a beginners running (jogging) group. We are part of Dudley Mind’s Get Set to Go programme which aims to get more people active to improve their mental health.
We are a friendly, welcoming, supportive group for anyone who is struggling with their mental health right now or in the past including stress, low mood, anxiety or depression or another mental health problem. Along with anyone who wants to improve their mental wellbeing through running/jogging.
More about Jolly Joggers
Over 12 weeks we build up your jogging and running from a walk (no previous experience necessary) and celebrate week 12 by joining Wolverhampton parkrun which is a weekly 5k (3.1 miles) run around West Park.
At the end of the session Jolly Joggers past and present join for tea in the Café (optional) it is a great way to get to know new people and to make new friends. Throughout the term we take part in a range of activities; past activities have included: Time to Talk Day, Easter Egg Hunt, Treasure Hunt, Mental Health Awareness Week, Halloween themed activities and World Mental Health Day.
We are led by a small team of volunteers from Dudley Mind who are qualified Leadership In Running Fitness coaches. The sessions are insured and risk assessed and open to people 18+.
Please note that Jolly Joggers is a 12 week programme, we allow people to join up until the third week of the current programme. If you miss the third week deadline you would need to wait until the start of the next available Jolly Joggers group.
Growing in the Park
We use gardening to build and support the mental and physical health of our communities.
Our projects provide activities, skills training and friendship for people with, or at risk of, isolation and poor mental health.
More about our gardening activities
People who garden regularly know that being outdoors, seeing the changing seasons, caring for plants, getting some exercise and working alongside other people makes them feel good. Recent research has now provided sound evidence to support that. It shows that outdoor activities, often called ‘ecotherapy’ can:
- Improve mental and physical health and wellbeing
- Increase physical activity
- Help to improve concentration
- Help in managing anxiety and depression
- Build confidence as people learn new skills
- Support the move into training, qualifications and employment
- Build connections and friendships in local communities
Our garden projects are open to anyone over the age 18. You don’t need any gardening experience and you don’t need to be strong or physically fit – we have activities to suit everyone.
Have a look at our Facebook page here
Our walking group is a friendly, welcoming and supportive group of people who all enjoy meeting up once a month for a walk and a chat together, to help improve and manage their mental health and Wellbeing.
The walks are led each month by our two friendly walk leaders Kirpal and Ade who both have their own experience with mental health as well as being members of our board of trustees.
More on the Dudley Mind Walking Group
Schedule of walks until December 2019
All walks are between 3-5 miles, allow up to 2 1/2 hours. Basic level of fitness needed and ability to climb steps or use stiles.
The Mind Hub
Bushey Fields Hospital
Bushey Fields Road
Dudley, DY1 2LZ