“PHYSICAL HEALTH FOR MENTAL HEALTH”
We improve the mental health of children and youth through practical and proven group running programs that empower the individual, provide coping mechanisms and help youth feel "unbreakable."
Running can help youth deal with anxiety because:
- It improves resilience – controlling anxiety and providing positive coping techniques.
- It teaches a different outcome – you learn a different response, helping prevent panic
- It reroutes your neural circuitry
- It provides positive focus
- It reduces muscle tension
- It builds brain resources, BDNF, GABA, Serotonin and norepinephrine
What We Do
The Team Unbreakable Program is an 8-12 week running initiative with a focus on Mental Health, and more specifically, how running has a positive impact on our moods and brains. Each student receives a training log that allows them to articulate a goal and work towards it, reflect on their mood before and after each run, and record their progress. The program is supported through our Mental Health Toolkit, which is a combination of Team Unbreakable Videos and Educational documents that explore themes such as motivation, mindfulness, goal setting, gratitude, self-love and self-care, and physical health for mental health. The training culminates in a fully supported 5km Goal Event facilitated by Team Unbreakable.
For complete information on all of our programs contact us.
What People Are Saying
"Our family volunteers and participates in this program and we are extremely proud of them especially our grandkids who are going through stress, anxiety and depression in their everyday lives. We are very thankful that this program is available to help them through the rough times. "
— George and Donna D.
"I am passionate about mental health initiatives, running and working with children and youth. I could not think of a better organization!"
— Eugenie S.
"“My son seems more relaxed and very satisfied with what he’s accomplished.” “I found her confidence level increased”. “I think that it has made such a difference.” “She said that she could actually feel her spirits lift after each run.” "