Frank Roberts

Frank Roberts

Frank shares his story so far.

Frank Roberts

Frank shares his story so far.

I’m representing YoungMinds and Heads Together having experienced depression and witnessing mental health problems across three generations of people close to me. I wanted to lend my support to eradicate stigma and open conversations about mental health attitudes.

Both as a parent and as an experienced school governor I'm well aware of the pressures faced by young people and the difficulties there can be for them in getting appropriate support. At the school we'll be looking at ways of further promoting emotional wellbeing and raising awareness of potential issues and where parents and staff can get support and information.

I am extremely lucky - I eventually came through my illness, and was genuinely and deeply enriched by the experience of having defeated it. That's in part what this marathon is about for me, giving something a crack and with no expectation seeing where it leads.

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