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    Weʼve raised £3,166 to Set up 'Out of the Blues' - a charity to raise money to support research into mood disorders in Northern England

    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 16th July 2016

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    On 21st May over 30 volunteers, including patients, relatives, clinicians, researchers and others interested in supporting research into the causes and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder, will be running 69 miles from Carlisle to Newcastle as a relay. This is to raise money for Out of the Blues. Why?

    Out of the Blues is a new charity set up to support research into mood disorders in Northern England.

    Mood disorders are common:
    • The lifetime risk of bipolar disorder is around 4%
    • The lifetime risk of depression is around 35%

    Mood disorders have a devastating impact on people’s lives, their families and society
    • Depression is the leading illness cited in benefits claims
    • Mood disorders are associated with a high risk of suicide – the leading cause of death of young adults
    • Depression significantly increases the risk of suffering from physical illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes, and if dying from these illnesses
    • A person who develops bipolar disorder in their mid–late 20s effectively loses: 9 years of life; 12 years of normal health and 14 years of work activity

    So you would expect loads of funding for research into the causes and treatment of mood disorders – right??.....WRONG
    • While mental illness accounts for around 19% of the total burden of all disease (compared to 16% for cancer), it receives only 5% of UK research funding (compared to 20% for cancer)
    • For every £1 of government funding, charities raise £2.75 for research into cancer. For every £1 of government funding, charities raise 0.3p for research into mental illness
    •For every patient suffering from cancer, £1,571 is spent on research. For every patient suffering from mental illness, £9.75 is spent on research

    Out of the Blues will help address this situation. £5000 is needed to enable registration with the Charity Commission. Please help in any way you can to enable us to take this first step towards better fighting mood disorders



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    • Hamish McAllister-Williams5 years ago
      Hamish McAllister-Williams

      Hamish McAllister-Williams

      5 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      A huge THANK YOU to everyone for donating to our 'Out of the Blues 5000 Campaign'. So far we have raised over £3,000.00 towards mood disorder research in the North East of England. Please continue to support us and look out for updates/information via: Facebook: Twitter: @NCMDresearch LinkedIn: Google+:

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    • Elaine N ( friend of Louise)

      Elaine N ( friend of Louise)

      Jun 27, 2016

      Great cause well done!


    • Joan and George Cousins

      Joan and George Cousins

      Jun 27, 2016

      Good luck with the project


    • Andrew Byrne

      Andrew Byrne

      Jun 16, 2016

      Congrats, Hamish, on a fantastic achievement towards such a great cause.


    • Pam Woodcock

      Pam Woodcock

      Jun 9, 2016

      A fun relay, for an excellent cause. Thanks Hamish and Elaine!


    • Anonymous


      Jun 7, 2016

      on behalf of Mrs Irene Ewart


    • Mairi


      Jun 5, 2016

      Well done, Steve Brown. Great cause.


    • Ruth flecknell

      Ruth flecknell

      Jun 2, 2016

      Hope this helps you raise the money to make this worthy charity possible.


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    Hamish McAllister-Williams

    Hamish McAllister-Williams

    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    Hamish McAllister-Williams is Reader in Clinical Psychopharmacology at Newcastle University & Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Trust. He is the Lead for the Northern Centre for Mood Disorders ( that hosts Out of the Blues

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