Every year, 1 in 4 of us experience a mental health problem. Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind also campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Mind are determined not to give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
Verity has been fundraising for Mind since 2009 when she did the Great North Swim in memory of her schoolfriend Emily. Since then she has undertaken increasingly long swims, including a double length of Lake Windermere (21 miles), a half ironman, and two marathons. She credits the routine and sense of achievement of exercise with helping her to cope with her longstanding recurrent depression. For the February 5, she is going to be sociable with her exercise at least 5 times! She is grateful for the work that Mind do in promoting mental health in England and Wales.