Durham University clubs and teams took part in the Mind 27 27 Challenge; running 27 miles over 27 days, to raise money and awareness for student mental health. Overall, Durham placed 8th out of 257 organisations.
Mind are a mental health charity, who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. The organisation campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Mind recognises that adjusting to student life can be challenging. You might be getting used to a new living situation or moving away from home for the first time. Maybe you're nervous about starting your course, or you're worried about making new friends. The team provide support such as;
Throughout the month of March, clubs from across Team Durham signed up to the challenge of running 27 miles over 27 days, to fundraise and fight for student mental health. Every step taken was a cooperative bid to support student mental health; powering helplines, provide insight, and support students and anyone else who needs to chat about their mental health. The aim of 27 27 was to ensure no-one faces a mental health problem alone.
Overall, Durham University raised £1892, placing 8th out of 257 organisations. A special thanks to our teams below, who dedicated their time this month to run and raise funds for Mind. The full leaderboard is available on their website here.
For more information on student mental health support, visit Mind's website.