Making Strides for Mental Health
Every journey starts with a single step.
Whether you are an elite athlete, first-timer or fun runner the Swansea University Swansea Half Marathon is perfect for any ability. Why not run and help us raise vital funds to support our – Swansea University Making Strides for Mental Health Campaign.
At Swansea University, we’re making strides towards greater wellbeing, and believe nobody struggling with their mental health should suffer alone.
Join us now to support better mental health for everyone, from suicide prevention for future generations, to a more resilient NHS workforce and exercise on referral for students feeling the strain.
As a registered charity, we channel many of our donations towards world class research and student support. By investing in these areas, we are making ground-breaking discoveries in health and sustainability while ensuring that our students can excel at university, no matter their background or personal circumstances.
Take your first steps and register to run
We have limited, free and discounted entry codes available for Swansea University students, staff and Alumni . Contact our fundraising team today to claim your code. The team then get in touch with a step by step guide on how to enter and become part of 'Team Swansea'. Together we will, 'Make Strides for Mental Health'. Email us to express your interest in running for Team Swansea and claim your code here.
Children and Young Peoples mental Health
Professor Ann John and her team of researchers within the Medical School are exploring young people’s mental health, as well as suicide and self-harm prevention.
“It feels like we can make a difference - in a very different but equally important way - as my days in direct clinical care.”
By supporting this important medical research, you can help us save lives for years to come.
Mental health issues are on the rise among young people. After living through a pandemic, our students are now faced with the Cost-Of-Living crisis. In these uncertain times, it’s more challenging than ever to adapt to life at university and the challenges it brings. Our Wellbeing service provides excellent support to our students, but we are always striving to do more.
Supporting our students’ wellbeing will give them the best possible start for their future careers.
A Resilient NHS Workforce
The nursing profession is in crisis; there’s a shortage of staff and many nurses feel that patient safety is at risk.
The Hub will give students an opportunity to discuss their experiences with fellow nursing students, healthcare professionals, and alumni nurses who have been in their shoes.
The skills our nursing students gain from their studies, and the support they get from the Hub will ensure that you and your relatives get the best care possible, from labour wards to care homes and everywhere in between.
In 2022, donations from alumni and friends supported projects in real need. Diolch - Registered charity no. 1138342