FAQ

FAQ 2018-08-09T12:59:25+00:00
WHAT IS TRiM? 2019-03-29T17:13:32+00:00

TRiM is a unique community interest company that puts physical and mental health at the heart of its work.

The main strand of TRiM’s work is directly supporting the wellbeing needs of individuals and communities in Higher Education and the public sector – bringing the benefits of a mindful approach to aerobic exercise and running as an intervention for improving mental health and wellbeing.

WHAT DOES TRiM MEAN? 2018-03-29T15:14:25+00:00

TRiM is an acronym for Transforming Running into Mindfulness which means combining running and mindfulness meditation as a strategy for improving mental health and cognitive health.

WHO IS TRiM FOR? 2019-03-26T18:13:38+00:00

TRiM is primarily targeting students in higher education are who have low levels of well-being, mental distress or have mild to moderate levels of anxiety and depression. However, workshops will not be exclusive to these groups.

WHERE DO WE WORK? 2018-03-29T15:08:12+00:00

TRiM is initially piloting running and mindfulness workshops to students in higher education at the University of Birmingham. TRiM will be looking to expand to other University campuses across the West Midlands in due course

WHAT DOES TRiM DELIVER? 2019-03-26T18:04:57+00:00

TRiM is initially piloting taster sessions, which will be free for students in higher education.

HOW MANY PEOPLE TAKE PART IN GROUP SESSIONS? 2019-03-26T18:03:44+00:00

TRiM will have a maximum of 10 participants in any 1 session.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE GROUP SESSIONS? 2019-03-26T18:04:21+00:00

Our taster sessions will include 2 x short mindfulness sessions inside (before and after the run), a warm up session, a 20 minute run around the University campus and a cool down session + Q & A after the session.

HOW LONG DO THE GROUP SESSIONS LAST? 2019-03-26T18:05:31+00:00

Taster sessions will run for 2 hours.

WHAT DO I NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN A SESSION? 2019-03-26T18:05:54+00:00

You will need a pair of running trainers, some clothes that are comfortable to run in and any water proof clothing in case it rains. Please bring a bottle of water and yourself.

WHAT IF I HAVEN’T RUN BEFORE? 2018-03-29T15:11:13+00:00

It will help if you can jog or run for 15-20 minutes continuously at a gentle chatty pace, however we will look to tailor sessions to suit different fitness levels as we grow.

WHAT IF I HAVEN’T TRIED MINDFULNESS MEDITATION BEFORE? 2018-08-09T12:56:36+00:00

No experiences is required – mindfulness techniques will be fully explained, easy to learn and applicable to running.

HOW DO I SIGN UP OR REGISTER MY INTEREST? 2019-03-26T18:09:28+00:00

Please email your initial interest with your name and email details to enquiries@trim-project.org You will then be invited to join the TRiM Running Group through the RunTogether App, where you be able to sign up to a specific session.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER GROUP SESSIONS? 2019-03-26T18:10:50+00:00

TRiM will be looking to set up workshops and short courses that are student centered and tailored to different levels of fitness and experience.

HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE? 2019-03-26T18:08:56+00:00

Opportunities to sign up for workshops and short courses will be updated through the TRiM newsletter, so please sign up. If you are interested in engaging in future workshops and sessions, you can also email us at: enquiries@trim-project.org