GY10K: For better mental health

The Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k road race is almost here, and this is our final spotlight on the seven good causes that are benefitting this year.

A £1 donation is made from every race entry into a fund shared between each of them, so not only do you get to enjoy a great day out, but you also help make a difference too. We are proud sponsors of the much-loved road race, taking place this year on Sunday, June 5, and we are also hosting the St Hugh’s Hospital Family Fun Run.

Northeast Lincolnshire Mind exists to make sure anyone with a mental health problem in the area has somewhere to turn for advice and support.

“Originally Grimsby and Cleethorpes District Mind, North East Lincolnshire Mind is located in Kent Street, Grimsby. As well as helping people to enhance their quality of life, we also support them to engage in meaningful activities within a community setting with social and emotional support,” says the charity.

“We help each person we work with to increase their independence and achieve the goals they set for themselves.

“As a charity, North East Lincolnshire Mind has an ambitious vision for the future in which we will not give up until everybody experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.

“Our vision is that we won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. Our mission is to work with partners to intervene as early as possible, providing advice and support to empower and give hope to anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign locally to improve services and reduce stigma and discrimination.

“We believe that everyone has mental health; there is no place for stigma. Everyone deserves the chance of a fulfilling life, and lived experience is powerful and can generate hope.

“Spaces where everyone can feel supported and safe, not judged but respected, are vital. We can effect change and will do everything in our power to improve lives.

“Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. We believe no-one should have to face this alone. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect – and we couldn’t do this without our fantastic fundraisers.”

And that means you! Mind has 20 charity places in the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k. Sign up to raise even more money for the organisation by emailing fundraising@nelmind.org.uk. Or simply sign up to participate in the race, knowing a donation is being made by the organiser on your behalf.

Enter the Great Grimsby 10k road race here:  tape2tape.co.uk/events/great-grimsby-10k-3 (there is a virtual option if you’re not quite ready to return to a live event, to run in your own time and wherever you feel safe).

Sign up for the St Hugh’s Hospital Family Fun Run here: tape2tape.co.uk/events/st-hughs-hospital-great-grimsby-family-fun-run-2022

If you need to contact North East Lincolnshire Mind, or would like to find out more about it and how you could help, call 01472 349991 or email info@nelmind.org.uk