We are doing a 5K with our dogs to raise money for the Medical Research Foundation.
Some of us never run so this is a big deal and we would love if you could help us by donating and it would be amazing if you could come support us on the day :).
All sponsorship given to the Dog Jog runners will go towards research in adolescent mental health.
Mental health problems affect around one in ten children and young people, with three in four mental illnesses starting before a child reaches their 18th birthday. Despite these alarming statistics, it is still extremely difficult to predict which young people are most at risk of experiencing mental ill health.
This year we funded over £2.7 million of new research into eating disorders and self-harm, both of which can have a devastating impact on young people and their families. Eating disorders affect around 15 per cent of young women and three per cent of young men, and as many as one in six teenagers have self-harmed at some point. This investment in new research will improve our understanding of what causes these conditions, and ultimately, we hope these insights will lead to earlier intervention and better treatments. Your generous support helps us fund more research that will transform the lives of young people impacted by mental ill health.