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Victor Tsui

London Marathon 2019

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My story

[p]Thanks for taking the time to visit this page.[/p][p]The London Marathon has always been a bucket list goal – since it is a home race (born and bred in London) and part of the Abbott World Majors and is considered one of the hardest marathons to get into, since it is always over subscribed.[/p][p]I feel privileged to have been given this special opportunity to run for Brent Centre for Young People at this year’s event, since it is a local charity (was brought up and educated in Brent) and am able to utilise my talents in running to give something back to the community, whilst also raising money for a worthy cause.[/p][p]The Brent Centre for Young People has been [b]helping adolescents with emotional and mental health difficulties since 1967.[/b] Over the years we have helped thousands of young people and their families, as well as carrying out important research into adolescent mental health.[/p][p]The young people who use our services are [b]between the ages of 8 and 24[/b], and come to us with a range of difficulties such as [b]self-harm, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation and family difficulties.[/b] [/p][p]They provide [b]counselling and psychotherapy[/b] to young people for as long as they need; [b]individually, in groups and with their families[/b]. They see young people [b]at our[/b] [b]Centre, in local[/b] [b]schools and at the Youth Offending Service[/b].[/p][p][b][u]The Facts[/u][/b][/p][p]Nearly 80,000 children and young people suffer from severe depression [/p][p]Three children in every classroom suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder[/p][p]One in 12 children and young people deliberately harm themselves, and one in 5 adolescent girls[/p][p]90% of young offenders have a mental health disorder[/p][p]Rates of mental health problems in children increase as they reach adolescence[/p][p]About 50% of our income comes from fundraising, without it the Centre would struggle to continue[/p][p]Last year they helped over 700 young people. [/p][p][b][u]For every £1 you donate[/u][/b][/p][p]20% of goes towards the [u]Admin costs for the Brent Centre[/u][/p][p]This 20% is broken down as: [/p][p]12.5% on fundraising salaries[/p][p]5% on HR/finance[/p][p]1.5% on building maintenance costs [/p][p]2% Communications costs[/p][p]1% publicity costs [/p][p]The other 80% of expenditure goes directly on clinical work, (including clinical supervision, clinical management and clinical administration / intakes assessments / liaising with the NHS etc.) [/p][p][b][u]Cost breakdown of expenditure for the treatments / programs[/u][/b][/p][p][b]£10 will sponsor:[/b] sports equipment costs (vests, footballs, ladders and refreshment) for three Sport & Thought sessions for up to boys. (Sport & Thought is our unique football meets psychotherapy project, run in schools, the Youth Offending Service and at a local youth club.)[/p][p][b]£25 will sponsor: [/b]one Sport & Thought session (our unique football meets psychotherapy project) for up to 14 boys.[/p][p][b]£25 will sponsor: [/b]one Practical Support session for a young person between the ages of 14-21, providing practical assistance with housing, employment and education. [/p][p][b]£50 will sponsor: [/b]sports equipment (sports vests, footballs, ladders and refreshment) for 13 Sport & Thought sessions for 14 boys. [/p][p][b]£75 will sponsor: [/b]two family support sessions involving the care of a Brent young person with mental health difficulties.[/p][p][b]£400 will fund: [/b]a complete short-term psychotherapeutic course for a a Brent young person with mental health difficulties. (Four sessions of AET - Adolescent Exploratory Therapy - often used for exam anxiety for eg.)[/p][p][b]£963 will fund: [/b]a year of early mental health support at a time when one young person needs support and for as long as it is necessary. (This can equate to the cost of saving a young person's life.) Compare this to NHS treatment for one young person who has already reached crisis stage, which costs £4,009 for outreach and £4,937 for acute services*. ([1] Curtis, L. & Burns, A. (2017) Unit Costs of Health and Social Care 2017, PSSRU, University of Kent, Canterbury. This information is updated annually and covers average cost per patient per year. [url=https://kar.kent.ac.uk/65559/21/65559_UCR_2017%20v13finalKAR.pdf]https://kar.kent.ac.uk/65559/21/65559_UCR_2017%20v13finalKAR.pdf[/url] ) [/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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Apr 30, 2019


Incredible achievement- well done John, Bernie & Baby Hugo xxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019


Well done, Victor! Have been tracking your run and feeling inspired! Have a well-deserved celebration and rest.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Alex Cadoret

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Mark Thomas


Apr 28, 2019


Your beer is getting warmer. Go. Get. It. 👊

£26.20 plus £6.55 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019


Good luck Victor you’ll be calm and collected as usual 👍🏻

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019


Best of luck Victor! Hope I don't see you during the race (you can take the win this time 😉)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Anthony Reynolds

Good luck victor. 4 min miles all the way.

£26.20 plus £6.55 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019


Go for it! You'll do it great!

Apr 26, 2019


Go Victor!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid