Sophia Vahdati

Sophia Vahdati

Running in memory of her friend, we welcome Sophia to our London Marathon team.

Sophia Vahdati

Running in memory of her friend, we welcome Sophia to our London Marathon team.

My friend Juliet passed away a year and half ago…I feel strongly that were she able to talk about her struggles and had she have known of a system of support that could have helped her managing medications, counselling and recovery, I would still have had my friend.  Her death affected me very badly and I still have so much frustration, anger and sadness surrounding it.  Training for and running the marathon is my outlet.  I'm raising money for charity, grieving for her every time I train and also really doing wonders for my own mental health through the training programme and everything it means to me.  

I think that supporting young people through the difficult process of growing up and helping them manage their feelings is paramount to having a healthy and content population. This is why I was thrilled to get a place to run the marathon with a charity like YoungMinds who do work that I admire and think is hugely necessary.

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