A Million Miles

for Children’s Mental Health



Our 7 in 10 mental health appeal aims to raise an ambitious £3 million by 2022. We’re building a brand new home for our inpatients and community mental health services, right next to the main hospital. We need your support to achieve our vision and offer the best service we can to our young and deserving patients.

Our fabulous ambassador Jess is already off the starting blocks, so read on to see how you can get involved….


 Exercise is proven to benefit mental health. So what better way to support children and young people who need access to mental health services than to walk, run, cycle or swim and help us to reach a #MillionMiles for children’s mental health by 2022.

Simply click to register below, let us know how many miles you pledge to do for children’s mental health then get your trainers, walking boots, or cleats on and let’s start building up those miles!

 It’s free to register, but if you would like to receive a running box, including an exclusive Alder Hey t-shirt and medal, please select the £15 Running Box option, and we’ll get one sent out to you asap.




Alder Hey’s new mental health facilities have been designed with the help of past and present service users who have had their say on how services should be delivered and what the new building should look like.  19 year old Lydia is one of the young people who has used Alder Hey’s Mental Health Services. “ My journey began when I was 15. I had been struggling for a long time - I knew I needed help but was so scared and feared how those around me would react. Telling my parents was the hardest thing of all. Admitting that I was unwell and couldn’t help myself was scary. I was quickly assessed here at Alder Hey and have since had regular weekly appointments. I’m extremely grateful to all the staff at Alder Hey who have supported me in my darkest times. I have learnt to live and accept that my illness will always be with me; but I have been able to find ways to cope and can now look forward to the future - something that was not possible only a year ago.  I have so much to thank Alder Hey for - I can’t wait to start my training to become a children’s nurse; something that wouldn’t have been possible without all of Alder Hey’s support." 


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