Ayrshire's Caitlyn Nutt says she can't run - but despite that she's taking on her first half marathon in a couple of weeks to raise funds for mental health.

The inspiring Ayr woman, now living in Dreghorn, is the founder of Minds Over Matter Ayrshire, which provides support in South Ayrshire and Cumnock.

And despite her lack of running experience, she is determined to complete her 'Couch to 42k' challenge to raise funds for her group.

Caitlyn, 25, said: "As an avid member of the 'I hate cardio / I cant run' club, I decided now is the time to put some clouds on my feet and train to become a marathon runner…

"I am a strength trainer however, 100 per cent not a runner. I need breaks during a 5k so this will be quite the challenge."

Caitlyn's support group works with schools, communites and other organisations to provide a drop-in service and help fund therapy for those requiring it without huge waiting times.

She said: "As someone who has had a whirlwind struggle with my mental health over the years, I have decided to continue my fundraising and raising awareness by embarking on a challenge I never thought I would do and something SO out my comfort zone it's scary."

She revealed: "Losing my friend to suicide in 2017 and being suicidal myself as well as a lot of other struggles, I have a passion to help and support others feeling similiar.

"Everyone has mental health and yet it is still shamed upon, thought of as attention seeking and such a taboo subject to discuss.

"Training is going well. I have two weeks left until the first half marathon so nerves are kicking in now.

"It is suicide awareness month so good to raise more awareness for mental wellbeing."

You can find out more about Caitlyn's work by visiting the Minds Over Matter Facebook page.

To support Caitlyn, visit her donations page at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/caits-couch-to-42k.