News & Events

Matthew Ogg completes the Paris Marathon!

12 April, 2014

Congratulations to Matthew Ogg, who on Sunday April 6th, completed the Paris Marathon… raising funds for our work.
Matthew was a good friend of Matt's at Newcastle University and is a great supporter of the Trust.
Well done Matthew and thank you for supporting us!

Trust wins the 2014 Fleet Half Marathon Charity prize

17 March, 2014

A huge thank you to our 160 runners, who took part in the Fleet Half Marathon on a glorious spring day…such a contrast with last year!
We won 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the Charity Team Prize and raised over £25,000 for our work, as well as having 1in 15 runners raising awareness for the Trust.
Thank you to the hundreds of people who made donations and supported us on the day.
Thank you also to Penny Abbott, Race Director and her amazing team of volunteers!
Hamish and the Trustees

A new depression test for teenage boys

6 March, 2014

A tool for predicting the risk of clinical depression in teenage boys has been developed by researchers at Cambridge Univeristy.
Tests on 1,858 teenagers showed that having both high cortisol levels and depressive mood symptoms posed a higher risk of depression than either factor alone and presented a risk of clinical depression 14 times higher than those with low cortisol and no depressive symptoms.
 Please read more atBBC News

Learn more about the benefits of Positive Psychology on Thursday March 6th

21 February, 2014

On Thursday March 6th Dr Illona Boniwell, one of the world's leading experts on Positive Psychology will provide an interactive talk on the science of wellbeing. This event will be in central London and include a number of different dimensions of happiness, developing resilience, using strengths and changing mindsets. She will also explore how positive psychology can be used to transform parenting, education, organisations and society as a whole.
Please read more and book your place at: Positive Psychology for a Happier World
The event will take place at Conway Hall, 25, Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL

Nick Elvidge and Alex Warnakulasuriya on Tour de France!!

19 February, 2014

On the 20th July 2014, Nicholas Elvidge and Alex Warnakulasuriya will attempt L'Etape du Tour - an amateur cycling race to be held over stage 18 of this year's Tour de France. This covers the full 148km and follows the exact route that will be tackled by the pros four days later. The stage takes in two fearsome ascents averaging 15.4km and a gradient of 7.6%, and is widely regarded as one of the most challenging amateur endurance events in the world. They are aiming to raise £5,000 for the Matthew Elvidge Trust so do please look at their Virgin Giving Page.

Good luck Nick and Alex and thank you very much for supporting our work.