headshot of YoungMinds fundraiser Evelyn Brooks

London Marathon 2021 Team Member she/her Evelyn Brooks

I live with a long-term mental health condition, which emerged when I was a teenager, culminating in inpatient treatment when I was 16. I was one of the lucky ones - through the support of the NHS, and my family and friends, I have learned to live with my condition and build a life that I love - many people like me aren't as lucky. CAMHS is cut to the bone and the support I had then just isn't available now. YoungMinds can help plug that gap.

As a teacher I see so many young people struggling, and the support that YoungMinds is able to give is incredibly important not just for them, but for their families too. I'm running this marathon for every single person out there like I was, who suffers in silence, who doesn't know where to turn or what to do. For the parents and families who feel helpless. The money and awareness I hope to raise will help show you're never alone.