Joshua Brooks

Joshua's fundraiser for Mind Over Mountains

Fundraising for Mind Over Mountains
£1,398
raised of £3,000 target
Ultra Marathon, 11 May 2024
Project 500 is a movement to raise £500,000 for Mind Over Mountains by June 2025, to significantly grow our charity so we can support more people with their mental health across the UK, through therapeutic outdoor experiences.

Story

Mind Over Mountains is a ground-breaking charity helping people overcome mental health challenges through therapeutic outdoor experiences. Our specialist wellbeing walks and retreats bring together professionally guided hill-walking, mindfulness, and quality time with experienced coaches and counsellors.

£30 could fund a set of coaching cards for use on one of our retreats.

£60 could fund a follow-on coaching or counselling session for an individual participant.

£90 could fund the full cost of a bursary place on one of our wellbeing walks

Hi everyone!

I’ll be running my first 47 mile Ultra marathon around the fells of lake Windermere for all those struggling with mental health issues.

I myself have had poor mental health in my life. I was subject to childhood abuse which left me suicidal and subject to self - harm. I had years of medication and therapy from CBT to EMDR, and had a PTSD diagnosis in April 2023.. since breaking point I took up running as a form of therapy and self care, and have found an absolute love for it.

Men do not talk about their struggles, and that’s why we lose 12 men every day to suicide in the UK.

So FUCK being quiet about how you feel. Not only will you find the help you need, but you will motivate others to do the same, and that’s what I’m hoping to do.

“You are not the bad feelings you get in your head. You are not the storm you walk through. You are the person experiencing the storm. The storm may knock you off your feet. But you will stand once again. Either the weather will change or you will find shelter. Hold on.”

I’d consider myself a novice runner with the heart of a lion 😂, so there’s no chance I’ll be giving up.

PEACE AND LOVE

About the campaign

Project 500 is a movement to raise £500,000 for Mind Over Mountains by June 2025, to significantly grow our charity so we can support more people with their mental health across the UK, through therapeutic outdoor experiences.

About the charity

Mind Over Mountains

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We offer professional mental health support by harnessing the healing power of nature. We bring together hill-walking, mindfulness and time with experienced coaches and counsellors in an unhurried, unpressured setting.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,397.49
+ £289.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,397.49
Offline donations
£0.00

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