On Wednesday 27th March, I was invited to participate in the IOPC’s (Independent Office of Police Conduct), Values into Action day at The Bond in Digbeth to promote TRiM to work colleagues.
As part of its push towards employee and staff wellbeing, TRiM was involved in promoting its services and signposting IPOC staff to the benefits of mindful movement. Introducing work colleagues to TRiM’s introductory mindful running programme and explaining the links between staying physically active and having improved levels of mental wellbeing. Alongside this, we were keen to gather feedback about what of the 5 stages of exercise they felt they were at, how many weekly minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise they were doing and their availability for sessions.
Interest in TRiM was popular and a wide range of IOPC colleagues showed great enthusiasm for and in TRiM’s work. All in all, 29 individuals expressed their interest in participating in TRiM’s mindful running programme. TRiM would primarily like to target employees who are currently inactive and would like to establish a regular exercise routine or increase their physical activity levels up to 90-150 minutes of moderate exercise a week. However, we would also like to support staff who are currently active and would like to know more about the benefits of a combined approach to running and mindfulness for improving all round mental wellbeing.
The next stage will be to contact all interested parties and possibly ‘run’ some taster sessions for IOPC staff within the next 6 weeks with a view to starting a 6-8 week programme in the summer. Watch this space…….