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19 December 2018

Blues defender encourages active start to 2019

Toto Nsiala was at Portman Road yesterday to promote Suffolk Mind’s RED (Run Every Day) January, a mental health campaign encouraging people to get active for the first 31 days of 2019.

Town's support of RED January strengthens the partnership between Suffolk Mind and the Club, which saw Jordan Spence attend Suffolk Mind’s World Suicide Prevention Day event back in September.

And Suffolk Mind are partnering with RED January, a national initiative promoting the positive power that exercise can have on our minds and wellbeing in a characteristically tough month.

It is founded on research that shows physical activity can reduce symptoms of mental illness such as depression and anxiety.

In the post RED January 2018 survey, 87% of people who took part reported feeling significantly better physically and mentally, after getting active every day.

"Before I signed, I saw that Ipswich had been working with mental health charities and I’m really glad they’ve followed it up, I’m really proud to be involved in this," Toto told the Club website.

“It’s vitally important that people can try and exercise, it doesn’t have to be far, but it will ease your mind for sure.”

In Suffolk, and across the UK, figures show one in four people will experience a mental health challenge each year. In England, one in six people report experiencing a common mental health issue, such as anxiety or depression, in any given week.

Click here to visit the Suffolk Mind website or click here to find out more about RED January. 

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