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The Shakeout Podcast: Running towards mental health

January 30th was Bell Let’s Talk Day. This week on the show we connect with sports psychology consultant Dr. Penny Werthner to explore the link between running and mental health. We talk about stigma, resources, and the myriad positive effects that running can have on mental health and wellbeing.

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Penny Werthner, Dean of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary

We also bring you The Rundown, our weekly recap of exciting running news. We talk about podium finishes by Canadians on the cross-country course and trails. We also bring you some of the top results from the roads and track. 


If you are struggling with mental health concerns, you are not alone. The following organizations provide mental health support for Canadians:

Canadian Mental Health Association, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Kids Help Phone, Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Mood Disorders Society of Canada, The Jack Project, Crisis Line