Marathon person Ben Smith, greatest recognised for completing 401 marathons in 401 times, is to launch the Thoughts East Regional Hub for Activity and Actual physical Action.

Based mostly at the University of Hertfordshire, the hub is a joint initiative concerning countrywide mental overall health charity Thoughts and the Herts Sports and Actual physical Action Partnership (HSP).

Its purpose is to market the positive aspects of actual physical exercise on mental overall health, these as encouraging to acquire friendships, boost self confidence and self-esteem, and make resilience.

Ben Smith, considerably proper, with double Olympic winner Dame Kelly Holmes at an party in Kent. Photo: Matthew Walker (27663856)

The launch on Wednesday February twelve will contain a Q&A webinar with Ben at twelve.30pm which is open up to anyone with an curiosity in mental overall health and sport and actual physical exercise. You can sign up for the webinar at www.eastofenglandmindregionalnetworkhublaunch.eventbrite.co.united kingdom.