Elliot Bell

New York Marathon 2018

Team Mental Health Foundation

“Wellness is everyday”. Sir John Kirwan

I’m really proud to be raising money for the Mental Health Foundation by running the 2018 New York City Marathon.

The Foundation does amazing work through its advocacy for policies and services that support people with mental illness and their families/whanau and friends. As a clinical psychologist for the last 20 years, and a university lecturer for the last 10, I’ve valued the resources the Foundation produces, and its promotion of evidence based policies and services. Finally, I love the great work the Foundation does promoting those things that contribute to being mentally healthy and staying well.

I think Sir John’s quote captures the spirit of this. Exercise is such a healthy part of wellbeing that training for and running the New York City Marathon with my wife Kirsty (also a clinical psychologist) seemed like the perfect way to raise funds for a great cause. Mental health and wellbeing is something we’re involved with every day through our work, and like many New Zealanders mental illness has had a significant impact on people close to us.

The Mental Health Foundation is a Charitable Trust, with donations being an important part of its funding. Please help me to support the Foundation by contributing towards the $6000 I aim to raise for their work through completing the Marathon in November 2018.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Denholm Clan

This is sooo cool Elliot! Proud to be family x x


Combat Room Bjj

BJJ wellbeing workshop donations


Susanna Every-palmer

You guys are awesome! What a way to spend a birthday. Bet you feel old the next day. Best of luck


Dynes And Ingrid Mcconnell

Love this. So happy to support you both.


Chris Cobeldick

All the best Elliot, great work for a very worthy and needing cause. We’ll be cheering for you and the team Kind regards Chris and Connie


Roy & Josie

Good luck for the jog!!! 🗽👍❤


Robert Rowan

Great work Bell family :)


Michelle Vaughan

Weeheeee!!⭐️ 🏃🏼‍♂️🏃‍♀️⭐️ Go El (and Kirst) Bell!


Tim & Katrina Mannix

Have an amazing time with Kirsty running the NY marathon. So excited for you both - wishing you both all the best💪💪💪


Debbie And Grant Molloy

Awesome thing to do and achieve. Enjoy!


Joan Cox

A great cause Elliot Enjoy the training All the very best from the Cox family uk


Alex & Jason Pahina

Good luck guys, awesome thing to do!


Rachel Bell

Great idea Ell and good luck! Rx


Nat And Phil Cox

Amazing Brilliance!! Incredibly proud of you both.


Rachel And Norris

Just try and keep up with Kirst


Rachel Kan


Brendon Henderson

Well done Elliot and Kirsty! See you at the party.


Cheryl Archer

All the best for the training and the run Elliot and Kirsty. Great cause! Cheryl and Joe


Carol Comber

A very awesome goal - all the best to you both for the training.



Rock it out Forest!


Kirsty Louden-bell

Go El Go!! xoxo


Catherine Green

Awesome guys, fabulous way to celebrate a birthday 🏃🏼🏃🏼‍♀️


Simon Shepherd

Good on you both, good luck and we will follow your run with interest (yes you to Kirsty) !!.


Charissa And Khoa

Good luck to you Elliot and Kirsty!! You guys are amazing 😀


Fiona And Phil

Hi Elliot- just letting you know that Phil & I will attend the party


Marieke Jasperse


Cathy And Duncan

Fantastic fundraiser and happy to help on your journey.


Dion Howard

50 for fo 50!


Annette Paterson-spice

Best of luck Kirsty and El! You guys are amazing!


Gayle& Adrian Spraggs

All the best to you both- Elliot & Kirsty.


Emma Sutich

Nice work Ell!!


Lisa Cheung

Ell and Kirst - Go you good things! Enjoy the day (if you can) x


Maryann Stevens

See you there!!


Deb Moore

Hi Elliot - sorry not to make it but we just got back from Hawaii. Run well & enjoy the NY experience, and of course have a wonderful birthday x Deb


Denise Steers

Run Elliot Run have a fab time in NY love Denise,Caroline and Billy


Catherine Fitzgerald



Fantastic cause Elliot and great idea to run the marathon.


Juliet And Nick

What a fantastic goal. All the best for the run.


The Phegahuntys

Go well Elliot (& Kirsty!)- so proud of you both - all that training + walking the wellness talk! Kia kaha :-)


Russ Louden

Go El Go


Heather Hollands

Fantastic Elliott and of course you can do it Kirsty😊


Georgina And Nigel Frater

All the best for the run! Enjoy.


Christine Hanks

Good on you Elliot (and Kirsty). What a great cause. Good luck with the run.



Good Man!



You & Kirsty are just awesome!!