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Why we tackled mental health with Happy tops

Alison and Frances blog about turning their experience of anxiety and depress into a fashion item.

Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2019 by Alison and Frances | comments

Categories: Fundraising

How I'm promoting mental health awareness through music

Businessman Jamie, blogs about how he's putting on a gig to raise money for Mind.

Posted on Monday, April 29, 2019 | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Keeping Julia’s memory alive

Sarah remembers her sister Julia and how she lives on through her words.

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2019 by | comments

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Why I'm racing for Mind

Luke who has suffered with panic attacks, explains why he is competing in the Lisbon triathlon.

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Tackling anxiety and taking on Mind Hike

Nikki shares her story of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and signing up for Mind Hike.

Posted on Friday, March 15, 2019 by Nikki | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Fundraising

A very RED year

Pete blogs about how RED January got him through a tough month and helped him start the year in a positive way

Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018 by Pete | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Walking back to happiness: How I left the City and learnt to live again

Justin reveals why he is trekking 55 miles from London to Colchester over Christmas to raise money for Mind.

Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018 by Justin

Categories: Fundraising | Christmas

My Great Wall of China experience

Lindsey, who struggles with anxiety, writes about how she walked the great Wall of China for Mind.

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by Lindsey

Categories: Fundraising

I joined #TeamMind after running transformed my mental health

James reveals how taking up running has improved his mental health while boosting funds for Mind.

Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2018 by James

Categories: Fundraising

Caring for the carers

Maggie blogs about how crafting has helped her care for her cousin who has schizophrenia.

Posted on Monday, October 29, 2018 by Maggie

Categories: Fundraising

Helping others has helped ease my depression

Emma blogs about how fundraising for the student-run RAG charities has helped her cope with depression.

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2018 by Emma

Categories: Fundraising

‘The 29 Challenge’ - A Year of Running

Karen blogs about the 29 runs she is doing over a year in memory of the brother she lost at the age of 29.

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 by Karen

Categories: Fundraising

My Mind Hike

This August Kris was lucky enough to accompany a group of Mind fundraisers to Iceland, on an unforgettable trek that will stay with them forever.

Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by Kris | comments

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OCD, mental health and running

Ben Thomson blogs about OCD, mental health and running in the lead up to the Simplyhealth Great North Run.

Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by Ben Thomson | comments

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Marathons for the mind - My Tour de France

Pete has run the entire route of the Tour de France, raising over £21,000 for Mind.

Posted on Friday, August 31, 2018 by Peter Thompson | comments

Categories: Fundraising

A special calendar for our beloved Ellen

In a moving blog, Anna explains how she and her husband Roger are raising money for Mind as a tribute to the b

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018 by Anna

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Cotswold way challenge

Dan blogs about how he decided to do ultramarathons to raise money for Mind, and how running helped his anxiet

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Dan Bartlett | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Panic attacks | Fundraising

Running for Team Terry

Helen is running the Cardiff Half Marathon in memory of her cousin Terry, on what would have been his birthday

Posted on Friday, July 13, 2018 by Helen Biggs | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Mind over mountain

Naomi is invited to cycle up kilimanjaro and finds it helps her depression.

Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Naomi | comments

Categories: Fundraising | Abuse

Freeing my sparkle and raising money for Mind

Liz is 'freeing her sparkle' by growing out her grey hair, and raising money for Mind. This is her story >

Posted on Friday, June 22, 2018 | comments

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Marathons for the mind

After running marathons in every European country in 2017, Pete sets out to run the Tour de France for Mind.

Posted on Monday, May 21, 2018 by Peter Thompson | comments

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Giving in celebration and in memory

Alex and Chrissie decided to remember their late spouses on their wedding day by raising money for charity, including Mind.

Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by Alex Fish | comments

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I'm talking

Opening up to loved ones helped Laura with anxiety and depression. Now she's fundraising for Mind.

Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 by Laura | comments

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My RED January experience

Chan took on RED January to beat the winter blues, but found he could also raise awareness in his community.

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018 by Chan Nandhray | comments

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Trek to recovery

Angela blogs about taking on our Iceland trek in 2017.

Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018 by Angela | comments

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Depression and anxiety: how running helped me

Claire blogs about overcoming anxiety to start running and taking on Tough Mudder for Mind.

Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 by Claire | comments

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Being there for each other makes all the difference

Kaylie and Karla write about their friendship and the inspiration behind their bracelets in aid of Mind.

Posted on Friday, December 8, 2017 by Kaylie and Karla | comments

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Why I'm taking on R.E.D January (again)

Pete rang our Infoline when he needed it most. That conversation changed his life. Now he's running for Mind.

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 by Pete | comments

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10 marathons in 10 days for people like Dad

Todd's taking on a big challenge for mental health - running 10 marathons in Sierra Leone in memory of his dad

Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017 by Todd | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Anxiety told me I wasn't good enough, but look at me now

Ben's anxiety and depression meant he never felt adequate, but now things are looking up.

Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017 by Ben | comments

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Cycling for my health and my mind

Rose blogs about her journey from fearing to loving cycling, and how exercise benefits her mental health.

Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2017 by Rose | comments

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Skinny dipping helps me feel alive

Jax blogs about how swimming naked in the sea helps her mental health.

Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2017 by Jax | comments

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57 Lunches for Anna

Margaret reflects on the success of A Lunch for Anna, which raised over £14k for Mind's peer support services.

Posted on Friday, August 25, 2017 by Margaret Sargent | comments

Categories: Fundraising

44 marathons in 44 days: Running across Europe

Pete writes about how he managed to run 44 marathons in 44 days for Mind.

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Peter Thompson | comments

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We met on Tinder - now we're cycling around the world for Mind

Mike and Helen blog about how their round the world cycle is going and what inspired them to do it.

Posted on Thursday, August 3, 2017 by Mike and Helen | comments

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Running marathons for my dad

Kev writes about losing his dad to suicide and running to raise awareness of mental health problems.

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 by Kev | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Climb every mountain

In 2008 Pete was the victim of a robbery and murder attempt. Read his blog about coping with PTSD.

Posted on Friday, July 7, 2017 | comments

Categories: Fundraising | Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Mind Hike for my mother

Lynsey blogs about why she's taking on our epic hike to raise money and awareness for better mental health.

Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by Lynsey | comments

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MathSoc for mental health: why we chose Mind

Lucy writes about working together with her university Maths Society to fundraise for Mind.

Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017 by Lucy | comments

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Shaving beards for men's mental health

Jon talks about growing up watching his brother face prejudice and why that inspired him to fundraise for Mind

Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 by Jon | comments

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In memory of Mix - why I’m skydiving for Mind

Jess blogs about why skydiving in memory of her friend Mix means so much to her.

Posted on Friday, May 12, 2017 by Jess | comments

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A Lunch for Anna

Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by Margaret Sargent | comments

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Why I want to smash another Guinness World Record for mental health

Evan Williams tells us why he is attempting to smash world record for Heads Together.

Posted on Friday, May 5, 2017 by Evan | comments

Categories: Fundraising | Anxiety | Friends and family

Raising money brought our community together

When their friend took his own life, Anna and her community of farmers, came together to raise money for Mind.

Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 by Anna | comments

Categories: Fundraising | Friends and family | Suicide

My third marathon for Mind

In 2012 Sophie couldn't run 100 yards. On Sunday she'll be running her third marathon for Mind. Here she blogs on how and why she went about it.

Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by Sophie | comments

Categories: Bipolar | Fundraising

No problem is too small to talk about

Seren talks about her first mental health conversation and why she's running the London Marathon for Newport Mind.

Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by Seren | comments

Categories: Fundraising

The best conversation you'll ever have

Kerry blogs on the benefits of opening up, and why she's running the Heads Together London Marathon.

Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2017 by Kerry McNaney | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Running with depression and anxiety

Stephen is running the Swansea half marathon for Mind to help with his depression and anxiety.

Posted on Friday, April 7, 2017 by Stephen | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Depression | Fundraising

Comedy for Depression

Vanessa tells us how she became inspired to co-organise Comedy for Depression

Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 by | comments

Categories: Depression | Fundraising | Bipolar

How crafting helped me to manage my anxiety

Erica set up a Crafternoon event to inspire others and raise awareness of better mental health.

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by Erica Terry-Rose | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Borderline personality disorder | Depression | Fundraising

Nailing Mental Health

Stephanie's attempting a world record to paint 6,078 people’s nails in eight hours.

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017 by Stephanie | comments

Categories: Bipolar | Fundraising

Student fundraising

Zehra writes about fundraising for Mind at her university in RAG week.

Posted on Friday, March 3, 2017 by Zehra | comments

Categories: Fundraising

44 marathons in 44 days

Pete writes about why he is running 44 marathons is 44 days.

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 by Peter Thompson | comments

Categories: Fundraising

In memory of Mum - why I supported Mind on my wedding day

Heather writes about why supporting Mind on her wedding day meant so much to her.

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 by Heather | comments

Categories: Fundraising | Depression | Suicide

I ran every day in January and started to conquer my PTSD

Imani blogs about her experience of R.E.D January and why she feels better than ever.

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2017 by Imani | comments

Categories: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) | Exercise | Fundraising

Cycling for my dad, my friend and my own mental health

Nadine's cycling from London to Amsterdam to raise money for Mind in memory of her dad and friend Matt.

Posted on Friday, February 3, 2017 by Nadine | comments

Categories: | Exercise | Fundraising

Jade and my story

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 by Sarah | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Fundraising in memory of my big sis

Abi and her family put on a gig in her sister's memory to raise money for Mind. Photo by Paul Burd.

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2017 by Abi | comments

Categories: | Fundraising | Friends and family | Bereavement

Join Verity on her fundraising journey

Not content with raising nearly £17,000 for Mind herself, Verity is encouraging others to as well.

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017 by Verity | comments

Categories: Fundraising | Depression

Luca takes on the ultimate road trip for Mind

Luca's driving 10,000 miles from England to Mongolia to raise money for better mental health.

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by Luca | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Nicola faces her fear of heights to skydive for Mind

Nicola blogs about her upcoming Skydive and why it means so much to her.

Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017 by Nicola | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Dom does 31 dares in 31 days for Mind

Dom blogs about taking on 31 dares in 31 days to raise money for Mind.

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Running in memory of a loved one

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by Mind team | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Depression, family and running a 'Rocky Road' for my brother

Simon blogs about his experience of mental health and running an epic series of ultra marathons for Mind.

Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 by Simon Whitehouse | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Skydiving for Mind

Chris blogs about his experience of mental health and why he was inspired to skydive for Mind.

Posted on Friday, August 19, 2016 | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Going from grief to 10K

Carolyn shares her story of how she found solace in running, and how she turned that in to fundraising success.

Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2016 | comments

Categories: Fundraising | Suicide

Fundraising in Paul's memory

Agnes blogs on her experiences of fundraising in memory of a loved one.

Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | comments

Categories: Fundraising

A party in memory of my Dad

Jess blogs about why she was inspired to create a fundraising event in aid of Mind.

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016 by Jess Neal | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Dance music, marathons and the Percolate fundraiser

The dance music industry, like any other, has its issues related to mental health, something that Mind marathon runner Jim has witnessed first-hand living with depression and acute anxiety. Here, Jim reflects on his recent fundraising, and his plans to go even further.

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2016 | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Depression | Work | Fundraising

Charcoal queen: barbequing for Mind

Steve blogs about using his passion for BBQ to raise funds and awareness for mental health.

Posted on Friday, July 10, 2015 | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Fundraising

Ups and downs of Mind 3000s trek

Danielle blogs about her life-changing experience tackling the Mind 3000s.

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 | comments

Categories: Fundraising

One death from suicide is one too many

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2015 | comments

Categories: Bereavement | Fundraising

Mind fundraiser scales new heights

Louise blogs about why she signed up for the scariest physical challenge of her life.

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015 | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Tom and Morgan's epic fundraising cycle

Tom and Morgan have set out on a 2000-mile bike ride from Hanoi to Singapore to raise money for mental health.

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015 | comments

Categories: Fundraising

To my Valentine(s)...

Camilla blogs about how her friends have helped her through Valentine's Day this year.

Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015 by Camilla | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Catching up with Black Dog Runner

An Interview with fundraiser #BlackDogRunner who ran the Great North Run 2015 dressed as a nine-foot black dog

Posted on Monday, February 2, 2015 | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Taking part in the Herefordshire Mind running festival

Malcom blogs about his journey into running and how Herefordshire Mind have helped him with his mental health.

Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014 by Malcolm | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Supporting my daughter through crisis

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by Lynn | comments

Categories: Friends and family | Fundraising

Why running helps me manage my mental health

Posted on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | comments

Categories: Fundraising | Anxiety | Depression

Internal conflict of an anxious mind

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Fundraising

Why MoneySupermarket ran for Mind

Clare from MoneySupermarket blogs about supporting Mind in memory of her husband.

Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2011 | comments

Categories: Fundraising

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