A Downpatrick woman who is joining Team Action Mental Health at this year’s Belfast City Marathon is running to encourage other people to help the charity smash the stigma of mental illness.
Hayley Priestly knows mental ill-health can affect anyone.
“I feel like people struggling with their mental health is unfortunately so common and it can affect anyone. The problem is, nobody wants to talk about it and that’s what makes everything worse. It’s a personal journey I have went through and continue to struggle with, so I want to raise awareness and support for this amazing local charity and everything they do,” she said.
“I think more people should get involved in running for AMH because the more awareness raised, the more people will realise that they shouldn’t be ashamed of their own stories and that it can inspire others more than they know!”
If you feel as passionate as Hayley and wish to join us at this year’s Belfast Marathon we would greatly appreciate your support!
Sign up as a fundraiser for AMH today via our Eventbrite link: