Controlling my anxiety with parkrun

Controlling my anxiety with parkrun

After years of struggling with anxiety and depression, I started running in 2015 as part of my efforts to manage my mental health problems. It’s completely changed my life.

Severe anxiety and mild depression meant that I often lacked the motivation. I was worried that she wasn’t good enough and was being judged by others.

But running and parkrun changed all that. My anxiety is much less when I run and parkrun lets me volunteer. There’s a really great community spirit and you make friends and recognise the faces.


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Alix is fundraising for Mind this year at every race she enters! Help Alix reach her target.

How parkrun can help:

  • It will cost you nothing
  • The parkrun community is very supportive
  • It’s great for making friends
  • There’s 100s of runs across the country