TRiM is a start-up social enterprise that is being supported by The Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Start Up Programme, in partnership with School for Social Entrepreneurs, and jointly funded by Big Lottery Fund – dedicated to pioneering a unique student mental health running and mindfulness programme for students in higher education.
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.
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.
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
TRiM is initially piloting taster sessions, which will be free for students in higher education.
TRiM will have a maximum of 10 participants in any 1 session.
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.
Taster sessions will run for 2 hours.
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.
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.
No experiences is required – mindfulness techniques will be fully explained, easy to learn and applicable to running.
TRiM will be looking to set up workshops and short courses that are student centered and tailored to different levels of fitness and experience.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org