Thank you for your support.
Hilary & John Rowles
Michael @ Carol Long
We are all likely to know someone who has gone through periods of low mental health or have experienced them ourselves. And although public awareness and understanding about the importance of good mental health and when we should seek support are increasing, there still exists great levels of stigma about discussing the challenges we all can face, and prevailing attitudes in society about our mental health, especially in comparison to our physical health, can lead to people not always getting the support and help they need.
This is why the work of charities such as Mind in the Vale of Glamorgan is so important, and I have seen first-hand the work they have done in supporting and advocating for those who experience mental health problems – providing services to those indeed and combatting the stigma around talking about our mental health. This is why I am running the Yorkshire marathon on October 16th to try and raise some much needed funds for them – to assist the work they do in the area I was raised and the communities I grew up in. I am also running this marathon in memory of Gethin Roberts, a friend who sadly died in 2020 as a result of his mental illness. I am doing this to support the efforts of his family and friends to raise money for Mind in the Vale of Glamorgan, and support the work that they do in advocating for better support and suicide prevention for males under the age of 50.
I fully appreciate with the current uncertainty in the world that spare money may be tight at the moment, but if you can spare even a little bit to support this cause, then it would be greatly appreciated!