Heads Together
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are spearheading a new campaign, Heads Together, to end stigma around mental health. Heads Together is working to help people find the mental health support they need, when they need it. By raising money for Heads Together you will support us to develop innovative projects, bringing together the exceptional skills and expertise of our partner charities and others, to get more help to more people
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Jonny and Neil Run London for Heads Together

Neil Laybourn, Jonny Benjamin

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Thanks for visiting our page.

We're Jonny and Neil. You might remember our story from the #findmike campaign and subsequent 2015 Channel 4 documentary, The Stranger on the Bridge. 

We are now both active mental health campaigners-visiting schools, hospitals, prisons and workplaces across the UK to talk about mental health and suicide prevention. 

We are aiming to spread the message that mental health is nothing to be ashamed about, and that through talking we can stop the shocking rate of suicide within this country. It is now the biggest killer of men in the UK under 45, and at its highest in a decade for women. 

In 2016 we launched a mental health initiative in schools, ThinkWell, and Jonny spent time in India carrying out mental health work there.

2017 sees our biggest challenge yet though..running the London marathon together for the charity Heads Together. 

We are aiming to raise £100,000 to be split between various charities such as Mind, YoungMinds, Place2Be, CALM and various other mental health and suicide prevention charities. 

The work they do is so incredibly important, especially now at a time when we are seeing overwhelming cuts in the mental health service.

Please give whatever you can to make a difference. If you can't give anything at all that's completely cool. Just a message of support for the marathon would be very much appreciated!

To find out more, please visit or Jonny's website at

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Heads Together. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.  

All our love and gratitude,

Jonny and Neil x

A big thank you to Herbert Smith Freehills for your generous donation of £10,000 - you have made a huge impact on our target and also a great contribution to improving mental health services in the UK.

Recent donors

06.06.17 Congratulations on a marvellous achievement to both of you. Most impressive. Well done from all at RealService - sorry this is so late thought it had sent it!!

31.05.17 Really well done to both of you!

29.05.17 Well done guys! All the best.

19.05.17 Donation made on behalf of Sam Brown and Marsha Williamson of Herbert Smith Freehills, with grateful thanks for an inspiring and candid talk to our staff and Partners.

18.05.17 Many thanks for your really moving, thought provoking and inspirational talk today with us at Allianz Global Investors. So glad I came to listen to you

17.05.17 Such an amazing story of kindness, courage and friendship. Very moving and, totally inspirational. Awesome.


12.05.17 Well done both of you x


12.05.17 Thank you for coming to our office to tell your amazing story. It's clear so much more needs to be done to support people with mental health issues.

11.05.17 Wonderful talk at TS today. All the best for your future efforts in this vital area.

11.05.17 Thank you so much for visiting our firm today - such a powerful story, everyone should hear what you have to say.


09.05.17 Well done guys, great job xx

04.05.17 A huge congratulations to you both, you absolutely smashed it! I am very proud of what you have both achieved in helping raise awareness around mental health. You are both inspirations! I will hopefully see you very soon. Take care, Mark.

03.05.17 Massive congratulations to both of you. Such an achievement - you are now part of the 1 percent club and have raised a huge amount of awareness about the need to talk about mental health issues along the way. Inspired and inspiring. Brilliant job guys!

03.05.17 Well done guys! Totally inspirational! x

02.05.17 Well done for making it and for all you do in supporting mental health


02.05.17 Keep up the good work - you are both an inspiration to us all.

01.05.17 Huge congratulations on such a fab run and great achievement! You both should be so proud!

01.05.17 Congrats!!

30.04.17 Fantastic achievement!

29.04.17 Well done to both of you. You are real inspirations!

28.04.17 Well done, Jonny. Keep up all the amazing work you've been doing.


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