Ellie Leopold and Elena Whitehead are third year Psychology with Innovation students at the University of Bristol. They both have a passion for helping to create a healthier and happier community. Elena regularly volunteers at a boxing session for people with Parkinson’s disease and Ellie is currently working with the student wellbeing network to plan and design the Mind Your Head campaign.
Last year, Elena and Ellie raised around £400 for Mind by completing Tough Mudder and now they want to continue their support through twenty-seven27. Over March we will be running 27 miles around Bristol, and encouraging anybody who wants to enhance their connected wellness to come along too.
As well as fundraising for Mind, 27 Mind Miles aims to connect the community, raise awareness of mental health, and of available services. Off the Record provide free and accessible counselling, group workshops, creative therapies, stress management workshops and and more for young people around Bristol.
Just like physical health, we all have mental health, which we need to look after and care for. Over the campaign, we will share some simple ways of boosting your mood, and services you can access when you need more support.