Pete runs the Great South Run for Corner House

A fundraising project by Pete Williams
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At the beginning of the year I entered to run both the Great North & South events. To my surprise I got a place in both. Again I am running in support of CornerHouse. I raised over £750 for the charity after completing the Great North Run with you fantastic support. Please can you dig deep and help raise some more for this independent charity, and hep me to give back some of the support CornerHouse has given me over the past 18 months.

Pete is doing well with his training for the Great North Run. He recently complete the London 10K with a time of 1hr 28 minutes. Now running 3 times a week and consistently getting 7k runs in.

There is a lot of stigma about mental health and CornerHouse does so much in North West Surrey to help support people's mental and emotional wellbeing. The range of services can be see below:

CornerHouse provides emotional and wellbeing support in Woking, Runnymede and Spelthorne.

CornerHouse services are open to people aged 18+ who are dealing with a wide range of mental health issues. They offer one to one support as well as support groups which run throughout the week during the day and evening.

Support includes:
• Depression support groups
• Anxiety support group
• Eating disorder support groups
• Postnatal depression support group
• Young persons (18-25) group
• Wellbeing groups
• Walking for Health regular and starter walks
• Mindfulness drop ins & courses
• Carers support groups
• Drop in social groups (Woking Mind)
• Asian women’s wellbeing project (Shifa)

CornerHouse facilitates an out of hours Safe Haven which is a café style drop in centre open evenings and weekends throughout the year. The Safe haven offers a comfortable and informal space where staff provide a listening ear to help people find a way through crisis and improve mental health.