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Published: 11 August 2021

Rachel's Great North Run Challenge

This year, I am running the slightly different Great North Run which starts and ends in Newcastle! I'm raising money for the wonderful EDNE Eating Distress Service who have continued providing a much needed service during the pandemic. The amount of people struggling with eating distress has been on the increase for many years but especially in the last 18 months and local services like EDNE are very important. EDNE offer counselling; support groups; training and so much more to both people struggling and also to their family and carers.

Last year, I ran the Great North Run Solo for EDNE and this year it will be the first time I have the experience of running with other runners which I hope will motivate me along 🙂

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your unerring positivity, your calmness.. your skill, your knowledge and true EMPATHY(!) lifted the darkness and I am sure made everyone feel SO much better. I feel more positive today than I have for ages.

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The course exceeded my expectations ! ..Excellent practical examples.. Feels empowering to have these tools…

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I’ve really appreciated the help I’ve been given at EDNE, I didn’t feel like I was just there as a client who just needed to get to the end of their sessions. I actually felt heard and understood.

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I was given permission to feel. Instead of being a person with an eating disorder, I was a person who could feel feelings’

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‘It was not just putting a plaster over something, it was about healing it. I can’t describe how it feels to have switched my mindset, after 50 years it is mind-blowing’

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..entire process has been incredibly supportive and empathetic, giving me the support I needed to move forwards.

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‘I couldn’t have managed without coming here. I genuinely think this place has kept me alive. I have a sense of hope now.’

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Thank you!  It’s very relieving to know others are in similar situations and have come out at the other side. 

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The group is helping me to open up and have a more open mind, to feel supported.

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