News & Events

Sally White is running the New York City Marathon!

27 October, 2014

Sallly White is running the New York City Marathon on Sunday November 2nd in support of the Trust and  wearing this running shirt, which has been designed specifically for the event!
Good luck Sally and thank you so much for supporting our work. We will load post event photos next week!

James Lovick takes on the Rickshaw Run!

16 October, 2014

James Lovick, who is Matthew's cousin, is taking on an amazing challenge in January 2015 - The Rickshaw Run.
This is a 2,500 km Indian adventure from Jaisalmer to Cochin….from north to south in just over two weeks! Is this possible?
He is joined by three friends…Ben, Darren and Keith and their vehicle will be a 7hp Rickshaw, which is currently being acquired!
They are very kindly raising fund for the Trust. Good luck boys!

Premier League tackling Mental Health

10 October, 2014

The Premier League is taking the mental health of its young men, who play the game at the highest level, increasingly seriously. They are being supported by IfUCareShare, and its founder, Dean Smith (see photo) helps young players to talk about how they are feeling and start to recognise the signs of anxiety and depression and ask for help when they need it.
The Matthew Elvidge Trust works closely with IfUCareShare and you can read more about their amazing work with all the Premier League academies in this recent BBC Article.

How Cambridge University almost killed me

7 October, 2014

The Guardian has recently highlighted the risks of University life. It reveals how mental health problems are on the rise at the UK's top universities and describes that, for Morwennna Jones, getting into Cambridge University was a dream come true…. but stress took its toll after she fell ill.
This is why we support Student Minds, which was formed by Nicola Byrom in 2009 and provides mental health campaigning and support for students to ensure that they receive the very best support at the earliest opportunity.
Please read more here in the Guardian Online artricle.

Nick Clegg unveils first mental health waiting targets

7 October, 2014

Nick Clegg announced today that waiting time targets for people with mental health problems would be introduced in Engalnd for the first time.
People with depression will begin talking therapies within 18 weeks and young people with psychosis will be seen within 14 days - the same target as cancer patients.
Also suicidal patients will get the same priority as those with suspected heart attacks.
Please read more here in BBC News Online