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Mental Health Research UK is incredibly grateful to all those who spend their time and effort raising money for the charity through all sorts of amazing endeavours. Please click on the links below to see what people have been doing in order to make a long-term difference, and why. Please support them.

Thanet Male Voice Choir

Thank you so much to the Thanet Male Voice Choir which has performed two concerts to raise funds for Mental Health Research UK.  The most recent raised £1000 and the previous one over £4000. The funds are raised in memory of Brenda Witton, whose husband John has a long association with the Choir and his grandson, Finbar Duffy, has also raised funds for us through his JustGiving page Brenda suffered from a relentless and drug-resistant form of psychosis and depression.  As Finbar says: “We believe that it would have been Brenda’s wish that no other individual had to go through what she did and that no more loved ones experience what our family did.” We hope that, through the research that MHRUK is funding, we shall bring that wish closer to fruition.

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"Emma and friends" fundraiser for Mental Health Research UK


Myself and some of my amazing friends are taking on the national 3 peaks challenge in memory of my brother, Adam.

Adam had a zest for life, enjoying new experiences and challenges. He struggled with mental ill health for many years before sadly his life came to an end in 2014. I will always remember his infectious smile, his incredible hugs and warm, compassionate nature. He was a wonderful big brother. This walk is to raise funds for an amazing charity to continue work to help and support others who struggle and to keep Adam's memory alive. I miss him every single day.

Donate today:


Peter Mukono's London Marathon

On my third London Marathon 2023, l am raising funds for Mental Health Research UK for the second year. As professional and business owner of Kcare Nursing Agency, we dedicate ourselves in supporting people with mental health so that they can have better lives. In November 2022, l met Professor Clair Chilvers, Co – founding Trustee for Mental Health Research UK and l was inspired with their relentless quest into research for causes and cures for mental illnesses. Your work gives hope to the helpless and l will run for a good cause.

Clare Good’s London Marathon experience

Many congratulations to Clare Good of Capital Law in Cardiff, who raised over £5000 for MHRUK at this year’s London Marathon. This was a stupendous effort and we are grateful to Clare and to Capital Law who helped with fundraising….and to all who donated.

Park Issa Vets support Mental Health Research UK

When Clinical Director Jon Mayer joined Park Issa Vets he was quick to get involved with our fund raising for mental health and agreed he would have his hair cut in any style and had to keep it like that for 7 days

One Step at a Time: A Marathon for Mental Health

I am writing to you today with a heavy heart. Mental health is an issue that touches us all in one way or another, whether it be ourselves, our loved ones, or our friends. I, like so many, have personally experienced the struggles that mental health issues can bring and the importance of finding effective treatments. That is why I am so passionate about supporting Mental Health Research UK, an organisation dedicated to financing the research and development of new mental health treatments through the sponsorship of PhD students. These dedicated individuals are tirelessly working to discover and implement innovative ways to improve the lives of those suffering from mental health issues.


Peter Mukono ran the 2022 Big Half marathon to raise funds for Mental Health Research UK. The 13.1-mile course sets off by Tower Bridge in central London and finishes at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. Peter’s message to supporters: “Mental Health Research UK gives us hope”

The pictures show him in action and then presenting a cheque for over £600 to Mental Health Research UK’s Co-founder Clair Chilvers.


Atlantic Rocks Rowing Team, Sponsorship Appeal

In January 2024 (exact date TBC) Phil Angus and 3 fellow RAF Regiment Gunners will be taking part in the Atlantic Dash, which will see us row 3200 miles from Lanzarote to Antigua. We will row for 2 hours on, 2 hours off and this will take us approximately 40 days to complete. As if it wasn't hard enough, we are looking to set a new world record for this specific crossing!


Henry's East Highland Way Trek

131 km in 4.5 days backpacking and wild camping for Mental Health Research UK because MHRUK's funding of research is so important.

You can donate to my JustGiving page by clicking here:

Kim’s Fundraiser

My friend and I were going to do the zip wire but due to the pandemic it didn’t happen.

Kerry Rigby’s 874 virtual walk

I started supporting Mental Health Research UK (MHRUK) in 2010, in memory of Mark Robinson M.R.C.V.S.  Myself and my colleagues at Park Issa Vets have raised thousands of pounds for MHRUK by doing various challenges during this time

Victoria Morris’s Great North Run and more

Mental Health Research UK have kindly provided me with a place to run in the 2021 Great North Run

Chris Gibb's Great North Run 2021

It was an honour to run for Mental Health Research UK in this year’s Great North Run as it is a charity close to my heart and they do amazing work in the fight against mental illness.


The atmosphere for this 40th Anniversary half marathon was amazing as always and despite the difficult course due to changing the route for Covid reasons, the crowds lining the streets of Newcastle City Centre kept us going on the mostly uphill final mile.

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Thames Path Challenge, 103Km, 31 hrs !!!

Chris Brooking shares his reasons for taking part in the Thames Path Challenge

Isle of Wight Challenge

Phil Angus talks about his motivation for undertaking the gruelling Isle of Wight challenge in support of Mental Health Research UK

Henry's 15 Murph's in 15 days

For those who are struggling with Mental Health issues, for those who have somebody close to them dealing with these

issues and even those who aren't directly affected. 

To donate, click on the link:

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Lands End - John O'Groats bike mileage on Zwift. 4 days. 867.2 miles.

In Memory of Gary Dench

To Donate click on the link:

My lockdown Art.


Elaine Whitesides is selling her pictures to raise money for Mental Health Research.

Pumpkin Sale


Tony and Anne have grown varieties of pumpkins on their allotment and raised funds for us by selling them.

Chiltern 50 Challenge

Mark Anderson walked 50km to support the Mental Health Research UK COVID-19 Scholarship.


Pen-Y-Fan Tractor Tyre Push for Mental Health Research UK

Taylor Mason's amazing push up Pen-Y-Fan has raised over £2000 for Mental Health Research UK

Omar's birthday fundraiser for Mental Health Research UK

'For my birthday this year, I'm asking for donations to Mental Health Research UK. Why? Because difficult times like this remind us that mental illness is a global pandemic in itself. Do not let this be a stigma anymore!!!'

Shads Palmer is at Mount Everest. 17th May - 3rd June 2020

The reason we were very keen to support Mental Health Research UK as one of our charities during our rugby clubs Everest Challenge is twofold.

Victoria Morris's Challenge for Mental Health Awareness Week

During Mental Heath Awareness Week 2020, Victoria challenged herself to climb the North Face of the Eiger ...

Co-founding Trustee, Dr. Laura Davidson, has published a book on mental health and development. The book is dedicated to another of our co-founding Trustees, John Grace QC.


Click on the link for details:  


Mental Health and International Development 

A stranger takes on an unknown extreme challenge!!

Do you want to join me in making a difference? I'm raising money in aid of Mental Health Research UK and every donation will help. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to the people you will be helping.

Eileen’s sponsored slim:  


To donate click on the link:       


Eileen Pacitti is doing sponsored slim in memory of her sister as this charity is close to our hearts, she wants to lose two and half stone in 6 months.


Start date Mon 7th Jan / 7th June, so all donations would be much appreciated, she certainly will be making donation too. there is no rush as it is for 6 months, thanks very much to all who make donations will be so thankful, she will keep updates of my weight loss each month, thanks again to whoever donates x 

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Adam Manley's sky dive: 

Adam's Sky Dive fundraising in support of Mental Health Research UK has now finished and raised more than £1000 

Charrington Cake Sale

Charrington House of Finton House School raised £533.32 today at their annual cake sale. Every child at Finton House School was invited to make cakes and then buy them at break time.  Their parents came and bought the rest at the end of the school day.  Much sugar was enjoyed by all. 

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Hopeful Hikers Isle of Wight Ultra challenge page

Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge 1st Half for Mental Health Research UK because more support is needed for Mental Health Awareness

Mason bros Manchester Marathon

Brothers Matthew and Gary Mason  ran the Manchester Marathon and raised £3000 funds to honour the memory of their friend Adam Whitehurst. 

Emma Bramwell's  30 for 30 - in memory of Adam Bramwell

On 12th April 2016 my brother, Adam Bramwell, tragically took his own life after an ongoing battle with his mental health. He was just 27 at the time.

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