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Weʼre raising £1,000 to 1)Fund workshops in schools focusing on Mental Health Education and Suicide Prevention 2)Fund research and support for those affected by MS.

Downpatrick, UK
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Unfortunately mental health illness and suicide is a growing problem in Northern Ireland estimated to be approx 25% higher in NI than other parts of the UK. Right now in Northern Ireland more than 20% of young people are suffering significant mental health problems by the time they reach 18.

A range of sources highlight the increasing prevalence of mental ill health of children and young people in Northern Ireland in terms of the scale and complexity of problems.

Indicators for poor mental health include disproportionately higher rates of suicide in NI within under 18s compared to other parts the UK, increasing anti-depressant prescription rates for 0-19 yr olds, increasing self harm rates for 0-18 year olds and self reported poor emotional well being of children and young people.

This is why I would love you to help raise enough funds to facilitate workshops in schools to deliver emotional well-being, mental health education and suicide prevention.

Knowing a number of people who suffer from MS finding a cure is something I feel strongly about and again would love to make a contribution to help achieve this.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition, that means it affects your nerves. You get it when your immune system isn’t working properly. Your immune system normally protects you by fighting off infection, but in MS it attacks your nerves by mistake.

These nerves control lots of different parts of your body. That’s why you can get MS symptoms in many parts of your body. It’s also why everyone’s MS is different.

Once diagnosed, MS stays with you for life, but treatments and specialists can help manage the condition and its symptoms. Lets support those trying to find a cure!!!

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    14

    • Emaly Hunt

      Emaly Hunt

      Jul 30, 2018

    • Emma Tate

      Emma Tate

      Jul 26, 2018

      You're not one to do things by halves. I know you've got this, and it's for a good cause. Don't break any legs!

      £10.00

    • Rosaleen McCrissican

      Rosaleen McCrissican

      Jul 25, 2018

      Good luck Phil!

      £10.00

    • Alana McCaffrey

      Alana McCaffrey

      Jul 25, 2018

      Great cause, all the best 🤙🏻❤️

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 25, 2018

      Good luck Daddy you will smash it . We love you loads and are so proud of you🏃‍♂️👭

      £30.00

    • Leanne Smyth

      Leanne Smyth

      Jul 25, 2018

      Amazing challenge. Good luck.

      £10.00

    • Fergal Quinn

      Fergal Quinn

      Jul 24, 2018

      Good luck Philip.

      £10.00

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    Philip Martin

    Philip Martin

    Downpatrick, UK

    Hi, Most people know me as Phil. I'm a well tuned athlete, well that bits a lie. I'm just your normal guy who is blessed to have the opportunity to take part in such an event and would love people to get behind me in making a real difference to the organisations I have selcted

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