Alex Bowen


Fundraising for Birmingham Mind
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We provide mental health support to improve the lives of those who need us


My name is Alex Bowen, I’m 31 from Birmingham, UK. 

In November this year, my best mate, Joe tragically took his own life. 

He was the life and soul of our group and it’s been a very difficult time for us all. 

What I do know is that I want to devote serious time and energy in raising much needed awareness and funds for men’s mental health, and in particular male suicide. 

Initially, I am focusing my efforts in fundraising for Birmingham MIND, given the cause and location – both the home-city of Joe and I.

I will be listing my fundraising challenges on here shortly, with dates and info of how you can support / get involved.

Things need to change, and fast. Some facts you need to know…

- In 2020, nearly 4,000 men took their own life. 

- According to statistics, 75% of suicides are male, this has been the case since the mid-1990s. This is thought to be for a whole host of reasons – all which need open conversations!

- Suicide is the bigger cause of death in men under 45.

- 84% of the UK population, will experience a mental health problem in their life.

I hope we raise some serious awareness and money – this is the start of my journey for my best mate Joe.

We have to stop letting the men in our life suffer – IT’S TIME WE TALK BOYS.

Alex x

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Birmingham Mind

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Birmingham Mind has been offering mental health services to adults in the Midlands since 1962. We currently support over 4000 individuals experiencing mental distress. Birmingham Mind is proud of its delivery of high quality services in a variety of settings.

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