Mental health is real. Charlotte and I will be running the London Marathon in 2019 to not only raise funds for a well deserving charity, but to also raise awareness that Mental Health is just as important as Physical Health.
We are asking friends, family and anyone else who comes across this page to donate £1 and then pass this link on to others who will hopefully do the same.
Between 2003 and 2013, 18,220 people with mental health problems took their own life in the UK
In 2016, 5,668 suicides were recorded in Great Britain. Of these, 75% were male
Suicide is the most common cause of death for men aged 20-49 years in England and Wales
Women in full-time employment are nearly twice as likely to have a common mental health problem as full-time employed men (19.8% vs 10.9%)
In England, women are more likely than men to have a common mental health problem1 and are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders
Even though UK institutions are carrying out cutting-edge mental health research, they receive only 5.5% of the UK health research budget. In contrast, investment in cancer research is four times higher, at 19.6%.