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James Glass

James is running the Edinburgh Half Marathon for Vetlife

Running & fundraising for Vetlife because of the great support received in my recent illness

108 %
raised of £2,500 target
by 79 supporters
  • Team members: Jason Atherton, Westway Veterinary Group in Newcastle. Kirsty Barker Ashlea Veterinary Centre in Carlisle.
  • Event: Edinburgh Marathon Festival Half 2019, 26 May 2019


We provide support to the veterinary community

Charity Registration No. 224776


Since July 2018 my family and I have shared an unexpected, difficult and very challenging journey discovering just how horrendous, debilitating and indeed life-threatening that severe depression can be.

Everyone has limits and, if you exceed them, the reality of severe mental illness is far from fun and recovery is a long and tough journey.

While there are sadly well recognised issues with mental health among vets, the broader reality is that 1 in 4 people in the UK experience mental health problems at some point in life. The chances are there is someone in your life that knows these struggles all too well. 

Vetlife exists to raise awareness of the issues facing the veterinary profession and ensure that all veterinary professionals know how to access the support that is available to them. Vetlife is dedicated to providing free, independent and confidential support to all in the veterinary community. From vet students, practice managers to recent graduates, nurses and support staff all are welcome to get in touch. 

I have had amazing support from Vetlife over the last 8 months. Please support my half marathon and help me make sure they can be there for the next person who picks up the phone. 

Many thanks


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