Miles For Mind - The story so far!
Miles For Mind launched in 2018 with the idea of bringing the running community together to support, encourage and motivate each other, whilst supporting the mental health charity, Mind, in the support that they give out.
Since then, more than 15,000 people have taken part and helped raise money for the Mind, whilst also raising awareness that mental health matters. Over the four events that we've hosted, the fantastic Miles For Mind running community have helped raise over £410,000 which is just phenomenal!
Why are we supporting Mind?
We are supporting Mind, the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding, and provide support directly to those who need it most.
Mind has a network of over 125 local Minds across England and Wales which offer specialised services based on the needs of the communities they support. Every year, one in four people will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling without the support they need.
Mind believes that no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. Their mission is simple. Mind won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
The latest event, Miles For Mind - Winter Edition, ran in February 2021 and the amount raised from this one event was over £92,000. We spoke to the fundraising team at Mind and they have shared how the money could be used by the charity:
- This funding could support 15 local Minds to access vital IT hardware!
- This funding could 88,793 people access safe, remotely-delivered peer support group services through community-based mental health organisations.
- This funding could help answer 7,566 enquiries to our Infoline
- This funding could help keep our Infoline running for 621 hours.
- This funding could help support 2,344 emergency service workers needing info or advice
You can find out more from Mind via their website - www.mind.org.uk.
With 4 events running throughout 2021, click on the image below and find out how you can get involved:
We're proud of what's been achieved by the Miles For Mind running community over the past 4 years and we're excited to see what can be achieved going forwards!