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Derek Lee - Running for MIND

I am running the Brighton Marathon for Mind - The Mental Health Charity because their services are valued and needed by so many.

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  • Event: Brighton Marathon 2017, 09 Apr 2017

Mind - The Mental Health Charity

We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’re here for you. Today. Now. Whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis. We’ll listen, give support and advice, and fight your corner.

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Why MIND?

I have spent the majority of my career in the NHS as a Clinical Psychologist working  with people suffering from and affected by a wide range of mental health problems. I have seen how the ability of statutory services to meet their needs has become increasingly compromised in these times of austerity, despite promises to increase funding.

Organisations like MIND play a vital role in augmenting the statutory services, in being able to offer help and support to those who are not able to access other services, and in promoting positive images and messages about mental health problems. Even in these enlightened times, stigma can attach itself like a shadow to those with mental health problems.

Why a Marathon?

I have been inspired by family members and friends who have run Marathons. I mean, how difficult can it be? One foot in front of the other for 26.2 miles. I estimate that to be about 51,500 steps. It has become a personal challenge. I am mostly retired, so there is time on my hands. And my feet. 

I hope you feel inspired to make a donation to MIND, my chosen charity. Every pound is a step towards to my target.

Thank you.

Derek

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