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£235raised of £500 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £235 to Birmingham half marathon run 15.10.17- funds go towards resources improving patients wellbeing&confidence - crafts to team building projects

    Leicester, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 16th October 2017

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    I have worked for eating disorders for nearly 3 years and until my role here as a Healthcare support worker, I had never thought of becoming a nurse. A patient once said 'you would make a great nurse, because you treat us as humans and not our illness'. It made a dent in my heart and I realised that I have more potential to which I am now starting my Mental Health Nursing (Bsc) degree! Mental health illnesses effect every 1/4 people, so I realised how much society needs to be warming and empathetic towards everyone and have a basic insight to mental health illnesses, and not to judge or discriminate against them or make assumptions such as 'being anorexic is social media thing'. We need to highlight the importance of great team work, working closely with patients and their loved ones requires key and consistency through there tough journey into recovery. The reason I am doing the charity run is to highlight the passion that I as health care staff have towards patients in their recovery, and if we can do something outside of our lovely NHS money to assist patients further with their anxieties/confidence then we should. We all need to be recognising where changes could be made and doing something to assist within it. I believe things can not change by a minority. It requires the majority, and even something so small is a start.



    • shikila shields1 year ago
      shikila shields

      shikila shields

      1 year ago

      I am currently focusing on trying to run 6 miles in an hour, but I can not make it quicker than 1hr10min! lots of healthy/hearty complex carbs are needed!

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    • shikila shields1 year ago
      shikila shields

      shikila shields

      1 year ago

      Training has currently ramped up! I've managed 30 miles in total (but I had a holiday in between!) - today I managed my first 5 miles in one 🏃 run. I'm very proud, can not wait for the feeling of managing 13 miles!

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    Page last updated on: 10/15/2017 10:13 AM



    • Belinda Shields

      Belinda Shields

      Oct 15, 2017



    • Sam


      Oct 15, 2017

      Good luck Hun xxx


    • Anonymous


      Oct 14, 2017


    • Jackie Wales

      Jackie Wales

      Sep 20, 2017

      Good luck with the training - keep on running!


    • Rob Gee

      Rob Gee

      Sep 19, 2017


    • Jayne Edgeley

      Jayne Edgeley

      Sep 18, 2017

      You're a 🌟 x Good luck 🌈


    • Navjot Bedi

      Navjot Bedi

      Sep 9, 2017

      Good luck Shikila!


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    shikila shields

    shikila shields

    Leicester, United Kingdom

    A truly dedicated and passionate Healthcare support worker / student mental health nurse to mental health. My aim is to always see people as a human not an illness and to ensure everyone around are insightful and aware to mental health illnesses. Let's care & support

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