Elena Clarke

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Fundraising for University of Bristol
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Event: London Marathon 2023, on 23 April 2023
#TeamUoB London Marathon 2023
Campaign by University of Bristol (RCN HMRC Registered)
A team of University of Bristol alumni and staff are running the 2023 London Marathon in support of Healthy Minds; a student mental health support programme that harnesses the power of exercise.

Story

Hello everyone! I have been lucky enough to have been selected to take part in the London Marathon, running in aid of Healthy Minds: a University of Bristol mental health charity. 


I studied at the University of Bristol, and overall I have very fond memories of my time as a student. However, I felt very lonely at times, and experienced some mental health difficulties. For me, physical exercise helped me feel more like myself again, and this is why I want to run in aid of Healthy Minds. I wish Healthy Minds had existed when I was a student, and I want this to help as many people as possible.

Healthy Minds aims to improve the wellbeing of Bristol students affected by mental ill health through a supported programme of physical activity. The NHS recognises that physical activity is linked to positive mental wellbeing and can help people combat depression and anxiety. Students receive tailored support that includes a mentor-guided activity programme, access to sporting opportunities and facilities, and dedicated support from a range of contact points. In addition to individual and tailored support, students can attend training sessions with others on the programme to combat feelings of isolation and foster a sense of community. Students gain a healthy routine, improved confidence, a sense of community and a supportive network. Upon completion of the programme, 90% of participants score within or higher than the national average mental health score. Every pound raised will help to improve the quality and quantity of support offered, helping even more students.

About the campaign

A team of University of Bristol alumni and staff are running the 2023 London Marathon in support of Healthy Minds; a student mental health support programme that harnesses the power of exercise.

About the charity

University of Bristol

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Your support gives students facing financial barriers the chance to make the most their time at Bristol, equipping them to push boundaries and create a better world for us all. It also enables research into urgent issues like: the climate crisis, deadly pathogens and living with AI technologies.

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