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Latest supporter blog post – Alistair

Alistair Beech

I’m Alistair and I’m a volunteer and fundraiser for Manchester Mind. I started fundraising for the charity in 2014, when I ran a couple of half-marathons with a friend and raised around £1000. I started running to improve my own mental and physical health, and have since caught the bug – I’ve now competed in two full marathons and nine other competitive races between 10K and half marathon levels.

I work as a Social Media Manager at The University of Manchester, which can be busy and hectic, and I’ve developed an interest in how communications and marketing professionals can practice wellbeing, speaking at conferences on the subject. I recently spoke to The Native podcast about my personal journey and the things I’ve done to ensure I stay healthy.

You can listen to the podcast here

About the podcast: In this episode of podcast they talk about mental health. They cover things like presenteeism, getting active and some of the specific things about working in communications that could have an effect on our wellbeing. They also discuss some places where you can go if you are struggling or if you do want some help.


Manchester Mind is still here for anyone who is struggling with their mental health, but now we need your support…

We have recently launched our Covid19 emergency food response appeal.

We are hoping to raise £10,000 so we can buy staple ingredients and equipment to provide over 1600 meals per week to those experiencing severe food poverty.

Every donation will help make a real difference to the most vulnerable people in Manchester.

Find out how you can get involved.