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Join the fight for student mental health!

We’re challenging you to run 27 miles over 27 days in solidarity with every student struggling with their mental health.

This March, we’re asking you to take on the challenge of running 27 miles over 27 days to fight for student mental health. We’ll be with you every step of the way with fundraising and training tips to help motivate you all the way to the finish line.

By taking part in 27 27 you’re raising money and awareness for student mental health and helping us be there for everyone who needs us. Your fundraising powers our helplines, information and support services, and drives our fight to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.

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Track how your fundraising is helping your university or team to climb our leaderboard to fundraising glory while helping make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.

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Your fundraising powers our helplines, information and support services, and drives our fight to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.

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What your fundraising supports

The donations you raise could help fund Mind's vital services:

£8

could help us answer another enquiry on our Infoline

£20

could help us produce another 167 information booklets

£50

could help keep our supportive online community, Side by Side, open for another hour.

Frequently asked questions

You can sign up by clicking here. Remember to check your email after registering to create your GivePenny page and complete your sign up!

Once you receive your first donation on your GivePenny fundraising page, we will send you a free 27 27 T‑shirt to the address you signed up with. Please allow up to 10 working days from your first donation for this to arrive.

Online fundraising is the easiest way to fundraise, and we recommend using GivePenny to get the best 27 27 experience. You will set up a page when you sign up here. Remember to check your email after registering to complete your sign up!

The challenge starts on the 1 March 2022. You’ll have until the 27 March to complete your 27 miles.

We recommend using apps like Strava as great tools for tracking your miles. You can link this up to your GivePenny page too! If you don’t have an app to track your miles, you’re still very welcome to join in the challenge. A rough, tech-free way to track your run is to remember that running a mile could take on average between 10-12 minutes. Of course, that will depend on terrain and running experience, so don’t worry if it takes you longer.

If you have any other questions that aren't answered here, please check the GivePenny knowledge base or check the Mind 27 27 FAQs

27 Miles, 27 Days

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We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling.

We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’ll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.

We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.