Good luck Phillips Idowu!
Posted Thursday 26 July 2012
We’re wishing triple jump athlete and Mind ambassador, Phillips Idowu, all the best during this summer’s big event.
Phillips won a silver medal in Beijing in 2008, when he jumped an impressive distance of 17.62m. This year, our fingers are crossed as he competes in the challenge of a lifetime in London next month.
We will also be hosting an online sweepstake via Guess2Give, where you can guess the combined distance that you think Phillips will jump in the finals.
In a recent interview, we caught up with Phillips to ask him how he’s feeling about the challenge and how he’s coping with the pressure. We also asked him why it is so important to him that no one with a mental health problem has to face it alone.
I’m feeling massively excited ahead of 2012. A lot of people don’t realise that so many people in the UK have a mental health problem – and so Mind’s work really is important…
Whenever I attend a Mind event I feel so much better about myself – meeting the people at Mind and those who support the charity is great and I’d encourage anyone to get involved however they can.
We know that as well as feeling excited by the action taking place this summer, many of you will also be feeling apprehensive about the changes changes in the city. As always, we’ll be here to help you cope with the additional pressure and stress of a very busy London. These are just some of the ways we can help:
- The Mind infoline will be open on 0300 123 3393 from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
- Our blogger, Charlotte, has posted some great survival tips for when things get too busy
- We’ll be on Facebook and Twitter, sharing information and talking about the things that matter to you
- The Elephant community on Facebook will be open for peer support
We hope you'll join us in wishing Mind ambassador, Phillips Idowu, the best of luck this summer – go team GB!
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