Help people in need to get support from the Samaritans

Share the Samaritans contact details around Windsor and Maidenhead


Location
Wherever your legs take you
Windsor or Maidenhead
XXXXXX
Date and time
19:00 - 20:00
Sunday, 14th of November 2021

Complete this community mission any time before the 14th of November

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you.

If someone is struggling with their mental health, Samaritans are there to provide a listening ear, with no judgement and no pressure.

To help them reach people who might be struggling to cope, the charity has created 'talk to us' tags, which share their contact details, and state, 'If you're looking for a sign not to kill yourself, this is it.' It is a message that many people will find upsetting, but it is worth sharing if there is a chance it can save someone's life.

How can GoodGym help?

Samaritans are asking runners to help by affixing these tags in places where they may be seen by someone who is struggling to cope. Suggested locations include benches and bridges in public places, particularly in locations where people might feel isolated. They ask that we avoid attaching the tags to monuments.

If you would like to help there are a few steps you need to follow:

  1. Get a tag from Amy at a GoodGym group session or by contacting her to arrange collection (amylovell@goodgym.org or 07939487106).

  2. Go for a run, walk or bike ride and affix your tag. You are welcome to do this with other GoodGym members, friends or family. The more the merrier! Feel free to use the group WhatsApp to find buddies and also to compare notes on locations so that twenty of us don't all head to the same spot.

  3. Take a photo to share with Amy and Let Amy know the location of the tag. She will create a map to share our reach with the Samaritans.

If you are worried about someone, you might also like to check out this page on the Samaritans website. It contains lots of really helpful advice about how to be a good listener, how to get more help and how to look after yourself as well.

Many thanks to Ruth North from Maidenhead Athletic Club and @mentalhealthrunner, who have helped us get involved with this initiative.


How are you getting there?

Meet at the task
I will make my own way to the task
  • Unknown runner

Who's going

  • Alice Searle
  • Vikie Fretz
  • Amanda Quincey
  • Tessa Allanson
  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
  • Rach
  • Jeremy Pope
  • Sheila Attenborough
  • Nivi Bhide
  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
  • Sara
  • Nicola
  • Vanessa Domenzain
  • Jen Francis
  • Gemma Hanks
  • Hannah Bolton
  • Jess Smith
  • Kanika
  • Amy Lovell

Discussion

Amy Lovell
Amy Lovell
Wednesday October 13th, 2021 14:46

The accurate handle for @mental_health_runner includes the underscores. Not sure why they have disappeared in the published listing...

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Location
Wherever your legs take you
Windsor or Maidenhead
XXXXXX
Date and time
19:00 - 20:00
Sunday, 14th of November 2021
Walkable

As you will make your own way to the task, feel free to walk or run as you wish.

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Wherever your legs take you
Windsor or Maidenhead
XXXXXX


Amy Lovell
Led by Amy Lovell

Area Activator for Windsor and Maidenhead. Loves running & Pilates and runs to escape from her hoards of small children.

Runners helping out
  • Report Writer

    Will be in charge of writing the run report

    • Amanda Quincey

What to look out for

Covid Test and Trace

To keep everyone safe GoodGym has signed up to the NHS test and trace service. We will pass on your contact details only if they ask for it.

The GoodGym central team will also be in contact if we are made aware that anyone attending this session tests positive in the days afterwards.

Age Restriction

GoodGym welcomes anyone aged 18 or over. If you are under 18 then you will be unable to participate in any GoodGym activity

Make sure you've read our general guidelines for safety when running and at a task.

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