Running on Empty announces mental health campaign to support security industry

January 10, 2024


Running on empty - mental health campaign

Running on Empty has launched a new mental health campaign aimed at professionals facing the relentless mental and physical demands in the security industry.

The movement comes in response to the growing need for holistic well-being within security and encourages individuals to exercise more and embark on a journey towards enhanced mental wellness.

Campaign highlights

  • Community engagement: Running on Empty has established a virtual community on Facebook, LinkedIn and Strava, providing a space for professionals to share their running experiences, mental health tips and support one another.
  • Partnerships: the campaign collaborates with security companies to support their employees’ well-being. Partnerships include exclusive discounts on sports gear, mentorship programs, and collective participation in running events.
  • Couch to 5K program: the campaign actively promotes the Couch to 5K app, a user-friendly guide for beginners, making running achievable and enjoyable for all levels.
  • Local park runs: encouraging participation in local park runs, Running on Empty fosters a sense of community through shared physical activities.
  • Social media presence: engaging content on TikTok and Instagram delivers motivational videos, participant spotlights and running tips to a broader audience.

Founded by individuals within the security industry, the campaign seeks to create a supportive environment where each stride is a step towards improved physical and mental wellbeing.

“Running transformed my life”

Running on Empty Co-Founder Sarah Hayes shared, “Running transformed my life and I believe it can do the same for others. This campaign is about more than running; it’s about supporting each other on the journey to better mental health.”

“As a Chartered Security Professional, I’ve experienced the profound connection between physical and mental well-being, I’m committed to not only integrating running back into my life but also inspiring others to discover its benefits,” said Chris Middleton, another Co-Founder.

“Running on Empty has been a beacon of positive change for me,” shared Judy Atkinson, Co-Founder.

“Running became my escape during challenging times, and now, through this campaign, we’re offering that transformative experience to others in the security industry.”

Running on Empty invites security professionals, companies and wellness enthusiasts to join the movement.

Whether it’s lacing up for a run, sharing experiences on social media or becoming a campaign partner, the campaign highlights everyone can play a role in transforming mental health in the security industry.

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