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30 Mar 2018

At 10am this morning Dean Stott set off on a journey of a lifetime. His aim, to break the world record for cycling the Pan American Highway. A record currently standing at 117 days. Dean aims to complete the challenge in an...

30 Mar 2018

A former special forces soldier from the north east has broken the world record for cycling the length of South America.

Forty-year-old Dean Stott, from Aberdeen, traversed the continent on his bike in 48 days and 54 minutes,...

30 Mar 2018

Prince Harry's friend Dean Stott has smashed the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to cycle the length of South America, completing the feat in just 48 days and 54 minutes. Dean, who was raising money for the royal...

30 Mar 2018

The following case study has been written by one of the Centre’s Young Champions who lives with dissociative identity disorder.

My name’s Willow. I’m 23 years old and can often be found paddle boarding by the beach when weath...

28 Mar 2018

Mind campaigner James Downs felt angry and let down by the lack of support he received from mental health services when struggling with his eating disorder. After getting involved with Mind, he found a way to turn that anger...

28 Mar 2018

Fourteen countries and fourteen thousand miles in less than 117 days and five hours: this is the Pan-American Highway 2018 challenge that Dean Stott is determined to achieve. Is also the actual Guinness Record set by the Mex...

28 Mar 2018

Dean Stott, a former special forces soldier, has biked from Argentina to Colombia in 48 days and 54 minutes, smashing the previous record of more than 58 days.

The ride was part of efforts to raise £1 million for partners of...

27 Mar 2018

Very difficult to sum up this last week as it has been quite surreal and a mixture of emotions.

Firstly I’m obviously over the moon that I not only achieved my aim of beating the previous world record, but to do so in such a...

23 Mar 2018

I’m finally in Colombia, the last remaining country of South America and the last few days between myself and the first world record. 

Both countries Ecuador and Colombia have been stunning in regards to the scenery. Although...

12 Mar 2018

End of day 38 and today I have completed over 5000 miles (8000km) cycling and now am on my second day in Ecuador, the fourth country.

Peru for cycling was probably the better of the 3 countries at the time as each afternoon t...

12 Mar 2018

“I was at a point where I didn’t know what to do anymore, I’d exhausted my abilities as a mum. But the Helpline picked me up — me and my family. They made me see that I wasn’t going mad and that there was a way forward, we h...

7 Mar 2018

12-year-old Shannon's mum said, "I just don't know what to do anymore, I can't take this every morning." Her daughter refused to go to school so she had to bring her there and back each day, putting a strain on the family.

Sh...

5 Mar 2018

The beginning of the week saw me cycling to Arica which is 20km short of the Peru border. The day involved two large climbs, one of 21km and the second of 15km. The one thing I will take away from South America is the fact e...

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