Let's get walking and talking

As we move towards 10 years of RED January, we’ve been exploring ways to bring communities together across the country to embrace what has been at the heart of RED since 2015; movement and connection. For Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re proud to launch our ‘Let's Get Walking and Talking’ campaign. 

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Real change in just 3 steps

1. Sign up (for free)

Join as an individual, or create a team with your friends, family, club or workplace, to get some healthy competition going!

2. Set your challenge

Set a daily movement goal that works for you and your lifestyle.
This will be your January challenge!

3. Support your community

Set a fundraising target, and help local movement and mental health projects around the country to keep moving forward.

I used to feel self-conscious and sluggish in January. RED gave me the motivation to move.

- REDer, Claire

Let's beat those winter blues

As a nation we're less active in the winter, something that's often linked with lower mood, energy, and increased depressive symptoms.
RED January is here to provide everyone with a free and inclusive way to boost their activity levels and wellbeing.
By taking part, not only will you be supporting your own wellbeing, you can support others too by fundraising for movement and mental health projects around the country. 
Take a step forward for yourself and others, sign up to RED January today.

Choose your challenge

RED January starts by setting a movement goal that works for you.
Need some inspiration? Here are some of the ways that REDers and RED teams embrace RED January year-on-year.

Why RED works

January can be a difficult month and starting with a positive intention of moving daily as part of a community, for your own and societal benefit, has all of the key evidence-based ingredients to make a real difference.

Our workplace wellbeing campaign

Find out why we’re calling on UK businesses to follow the example of our partner Decathlon UK, and encourage regular movement breaks throughout the working day to support employee mental wellbeing during the winter months and beyond. 


Share your RED journey

Who you support

RED January leads an all-year-round mission to support movement and mental health projects that can drive real change in local communities. To date, the RED community has raised over £3.2 million as part of their annual challenge.

Often focussed on grassroots schemes, we back projects that know and understand their local communities, and can implement longer-lasting, more effective programmes.

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Community is at the heart of RED. No one should feel lonely or isolated. Your donation will help ensure that peer support groups can keep running and growing, including Mental Health UK's online support group, Clic. 
Movement can make a big difference to your wellbeing. Your donation will help you turn January from blue to RED, with your very own RED January snood.
We work with health experts to change UK communities for the better. Your donation will help fund social prescribing projects that are backed by the NHS, so everyone can enjoy the benefits of movement on their mental health.
Movement is just one part of supporting better mental health. Your donation will back Mental Health UK specialist advisors, who offer tailored advice and support around other life pressures - including for those experiencing mental health challenges related to money problems.

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