Sean Merriman – Reading Half Marathon

I will be running the Reading Half Marathon 2020 in order to raise both money and awareness for
Coventry and Warwickshire Mind’s mental health and suicide awareness campaign ‘It Takes Balls to Talk’. This aims to encourage conversation about mental health, particularly among men in sport, where such conversations are the least common.

This cause resonated a lot with me while volunteering for it at Uni, and meeting the inspirational nurse Alex Cotton MBE. Mental health issues can affect anyone, while suicide is the biggest cause of death in men under the age of 45. A simple conversation can be very effective in trying to combat this.

My main aim is for this attempt at running this half Marathon to be a vehicle to getting people to talk more and open up about their own mental health. However I’d also appreciate any donations, which will be very helpful in trying to grow the campaign.

Thanks for any donations. Please let me know if this has encouraged you to start talking.



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