Research says regular exercise can decrease the risk of depression

When Hannah Beecham witnessed the life-changing effect that exercise had on her mum’s mental health, she knew she had to spread the word – and that’s how Run Every Day January (R.E.D January) was born.

The challenge is to brush off our January blues and get outside for a run, jog, or even a walk, every day in the month, in order to raise awareness about the millions of people suffering with depression and other mental illnesses. It’s free to take part, and any money raised is donated to the mental health charity Mind. To find out more about getting involved in R.E.D January in your local area, visit their website.