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More than 20% of people in Northern Ireland are affected by mental health issues. We need your help to deliver our life-changing services and to campaign for change so that people affected by mental illness live without stigma and discrimination and get the support they deserve.
You can also fundraise directly for one of your local services, too.
It’s easy – just pick something you’d like to do and go for it! Don’t forget to get in touch so we can support you. You could…
Tracy and El walked the length of Ireland – all the way from Mizen Head to Malin Head. They raised an incredible £7000 for MindWise.
Ross ran the Dublin Marathon for MindWise… on his birthday!
“I chose to run for MindWise as in my teens I had suffered with depression and self harming. I’ve known friends and family members who have struggled with metal health issues and I am sure you all know someone yourself.”
Thanks to Ross, £500 went towards our services which support people in their recovery journeys every day.
Is there something you’ve always wanted to do, but have been too scared to do it? Now’s the time – do it for good, like Sheena. Sheena took part in a tandem skydive for MindWise, raising almost £1000.
We’ve climbed Cavehill at midnight in the rain, scaled Belfast Castle and held the first ever run for mental health in Northern Ireland! Check out our News and Events page to see what’s coming up and how you can join in.
Want to make your big day even more special? Get in touch to find out more about our wedding favours.
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"After the birth of my baby I was feeling really low. I had put everyone else’s needs first and my own needs were pushed right to the bottom of the list. After speaking to my Health Visitor about how I was feeling she referred me to the Mum’s Wellness Project run by MindWise.
Being involved with the Mums Wellness Project has greatly helped build me back up to the person I used to be. It has helped me overcome my fears and emotions and helped me to step out in public again. It has also increased my confidence, my self-worth and self-esteem.
My hope for the future is that from what I have learned I can support, help, listen and encourage any young mother that is affected by similar situations".
- Sarah, a client from the Mum's Wellness Project
Michael’s experiences of mental ill health left him feeling hopeless. Then he was referred to MindWise in Magherafelt, where he was supported in regaining his confidence.
In 2012, my mental health started to deteriorate. I had deep depression at this stage and I was hospitalised. I spent three months in hospital. In 2014, my key worker through the community mental health team got me a place at MindWise. I was asked what my hobbies were, and what I was good at. Given my interest in joinery, I was told that MindWise had a fully functioning woodwork shop, so I decided to give it a try. Without MindWise and the people there, I do not believe that I would have gained back the life I have today.