With the chill of -3 degrees, high winds and rather soggy clothes, our Early Intervention Service team reached the summit of Scafell Pike to complete their fundraising mission.

Six service users accompanied by four members of staff climbed England’s tallest mountain in the Lake District on Friday 14 June to raise money for our Trust charity, Caring Minds.

Our Early Intervention Service (EIS) works to support people aged 14-65 who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis, an umbrella term used to describe symptoms that affect a person’s beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

Aside from raising funds, this activity helped to boost our service users’ confidence and self esteem, proving to themselves and their loved ones that anything is possible.

Together, the group has raised over £500, and that figure is still ‘climbing’. If you’d like to donate, please visit their JustGiving page.

Feeling inspired to do your own fundraiser for Caring Minds? Simply email the team today to get started bsmhft.fundraising@nhs.net