Friends, family and supporters of Mind of the Student (MOTS), took part in a 10K run and walk on 15th July 2023 to help raise funds for the charity, which educates young people in schools on mental health.
The 10K run and walk partnered with YourStance CIC, saw runners from their non-profit join in on the day too.
MOTS provides high-quality clinically-informed mental health education to young people in UK schools, through a unique, mental health awareness programme, which aims to give young people the knowledge and understanding to recognise their own mental health needs and the support pathways available when in emotional distress.
Kieran Goodwin, Chief Executive at Mind of the Student, says: “We are incredibly grateful for our runners and the support from YourStance, who put on such a fantastic fundraiser. Those who participated at this event have helped us fund our vital support for young people in school. All the money raised will help MOTS continue to deliver its mental health awareness programme in schools.”
Research by MOTS, collected via their post-workshop questionnaires, found that 67% of students do not feel confident in reaching for mental health support while 49% of students do not feel confident in calming themselves during emotional distress; which demonstrates the need for our work, in schools today.
An incredible £5,024 was raised by runners and walkers which is an incredible feet!
This will help MOTS educate over 4000 young people on what mental health and give them the necessary knowledge and understanding to recognise their own mental health needs and the support pathways available.
Sponsors: The Hemraj Goyal Foundation; YEP Kitchen; Filigrillz; Koyani Education LTD; and, Aura Health.