for better mental health

Great North Swim 2019

Mind Charity Places are now sold out.

Registration for a charity place in this event has now closed. If you have your own place you can still join our team! Please sign up below.

Experience this incredible open water event in the stunning location of Lake Windermere in the heart of the beautiful Lake District.

07 June 2019

09 June 2019

Registration fee

Minimum fundraising target

Minimum age

1 mile open water

Lake Windermere

Charity place

Mind Charity Places are now sold out.

Got a place already?

Order your Mind fundraising pack and join our team.

About the event

Lots of us already know how great it can feel to get out into green spaces and take some exercise.

Add to that the chance to achieve your goals and raise money to change the lives of people experiencing mental health problems, and you have a truly memorable day.

Experience this incredible open water event in the stunning location of Lake Windermere in the heart of the beautiful Lake District.

It'll be a great day with its picture perfect location, fantastic atmosphere and the great morale of all the swimmers who take part.

How we'll support you

Join us for the Great North Swim and we'll support you all the way! You'll get:

  • a Mind t-shirt and swimming hat
  • lots of training and fundraising advice
  • regular enewsletters about Mind and the difference your fundraising makes
  • your own project manager on hand to answer your questions and guide you through your training and fundraising.

Join us!

There are two ways in which you can join the Mind team:

1. Mind charity place: Each year Mind have a number of guaranteed places in the event and if you would like one of these we ask that you pay a non-refundable registration fee of £30 and pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £200.

2. Own place: If you've already secured your place with the organisers, we would love you to join our wonderful team and you can set your own fundraising target.

Any questions?

You might find your answer in our FAQs.

Or you can send us an email using the link below, or give us a call on 0300 999 3887 and we'll be more than happy to help.

Any questions? Send us an email

Sophie is running for Mind and celebrates as she sees Mind cheeres at the side of the race

Fundraising for Mind - Sophie's story

"As someone with Bipolar Disorder, fundraising for Mind has been an incredible experience. It has been an absolute honor to run for Mind again this year and I could not be more proud."

Read Sophie's story

Where does the money go?

1 in 4

people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year


queries answered by our helplines in 2018/19.


people accessed our information in 2018/2019

You can find out more about our work in the 2016/17 annual review

and more about our finances in our 2016/17 annual accounts

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