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Rebecca shares her journey of overcoming her mum’s suicide

*This blog contains discussion about suicide and a brief mention of sexual assault that some readers may find triggering The Challenge My name is Becks Simpson, and on the 21st June 2008 my mum tragically went missing. Myself and my dad were the last people to see her alive. I was 29 years old. Thankfully…

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Hospital staff take on 26.2 miles for #TeamHeadsTogether runner Sarah Knapp

Last weekend, #TeamHeadsTogether took on the London Marathon. However, the team wasn’t entirely complete. Sarah Knapp, a senior registrar in the obstetrics and gynaecology department at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, was unable to take part after suffering a stroke. Sarah, who’s 39, was “the fittest she had ever been” when she collapsed at her running club…

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#TeamHeadsTogether takes on the 2019 London Marathon

Determined to change the conversation on mental health, #TeamHeadsTogether took on the 2019 London Marathon. All of our runners have a different reason for running and we’re so proud of everything they have achieved. Not only did they tackle 26.2 miles, but they trained and campaigned for months to make sure that anybody struggling with…

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Meet Team Heads Together 2019: Why Pete’s running the London Marathon

Why are you running the marathon? I’ve never run a marathon but in recent years I’d started to become intrigued about whether it was a physical (and mental) challenge that was within my reach. Watching last year’s event (as a ginger, it better not be that hot this time!) I couldn’t help but be inspired….

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Meet Team Heads Together 2019: Why Chris is running the London Marathon

Why are you running the marathon? I always like to challenge myself both physically and mentally. Having completed ocean swims in Australia (when I lived there), cycled the full circuit of Singapore of 120kms (when I lived there), I thought it would be quite fitting to run the furthest I have ever run here in…

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