Gerry Lynch

New York Marathon 2018

Engagement and Mental Health

Last week I had the priviledge of presenting the engagement journey at Mars over the last 10 years to the FGC conference in Wellington.  I am convinced of the link between strong engagement and good mental health.

In March 12-14 2018 I will be presenting this same topic at the Corporate Health and Wellbeing summit in Auckland,  would love to see you there.

There is a great line up with Sir John Key, Sir John Kirwin, Nadia Lim to name a few,  and of course me!!!

Team Mental Health Foundation

A number of years ago, a friend of mine took his own life. It was a shock, I didn't see it coming, neither did many people close to him. When I speak about mental health at work, I get many people share with me their experience and most people will have been affected by it in some way. I would love your help to make a small difference by supporting mental health.

Support me in running the New York Marathon in 2018! I’m running this because nearly 50% of New Zealanders will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime, and I don’t want them to face it on their own. Your donation will help the Mental Health Foundation of NZ provide individuals, workplaces, schools and communities with the tools they need to build positive mental health and wellbeing. Your support will help the MHF to advocate for increased access to free or heavily subsidised counselling so they are accessible and affordable. I need to raise $6000, but want to raise at least $10,000, so please donate to me today! Bring on #NYCBabyMHF.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$104

Ian Mackenzie

In memory of Richard Kerr who lost his battle with mental disease. Have a great run Gerry, inspiring me to find my next sporting challenge.

$52

Mike Howard (howdo)

Well done Gerry- you are an inspiration.

$20.80

Emma Casley

Good luck Gerry! A great cause and one that is very close to my heart.

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Gina Couper

Good luck with the marathon!

$108.20

Gerard F Lynch

Matching recent donations from Jacqui, Andrea and Jamie, thank you so much

$31.20

Andrea Kerr

Enjoy NYC, great cause to support.

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Jacqui Coulter

All the best for the run! Such a great cause

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Jamie Taylor

Good luck Gerry - a great cause.

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Catherine Harris

Best of luck and a wonderful thing to be doing. Catherine

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Paula Scott

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Garth Deenik

Good luck Garry, you'll nail it!

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Keith Macky

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Anonymous

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Brad Erceg

Awesome Gerry

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Rich Henderson

Great cause to run for. Good on you & Jo. Happy training!

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Vinod Bhaga

All the very best. Good on you for taking on the challenge.

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Steve Burfield-mills

Good luck Gerry, I'm sure you will do well and actually no luck will be involved. Mental Health is a subject that I also have an interest in.

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Rick Carlyon

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Allyn & Andrea Glaysher

Good luck to you and Jo for the race.

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Sam Shosanya

Go Gerry, go!

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Mike

Carry on your great work Gerry. You continue to be a hero.

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Brendon Furness

Trust you'll be getting in 100km or so over Easter Gerry. No eggs for you?

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Carol Riley

Well done Gerry! Great initiative.

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John Kippenberger

Huge effort for a very worthy cause Gerry!!

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Michael Lynch

Go Gerry!

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Gokulakrishnan N

All the best Gerry.

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Anonymous

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Mcfarlane Family

well done Gerry-- a great cause for us all to be more aware.

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Michelle Archibald

Great cause and experience Gerry! Wishing you and Jo all the best.

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Shane Webby

Great stuff Gerry

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Steve Bayliss

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Ryan Port

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Hayden Mcintyre

Good on you Gerry, fantastic cause. Good luck to both you and Jo!!!

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Liz Carroll-lowe

Awesome effort and dedication. Go well.

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Gillian Enevoldsen

Really well done for doing this Gerry - what an amazing impact you are having

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Isabelle Trioulier

What a great cause to support, good luck to you and Jo!

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Derek Helliwell

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Rob Scoines

Great cause, inspirational story. Well done for putting yourself out there to raise the funds.

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Kate Morton

Fantastic cause!

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Kelly Farrimond

Kelly and the Farrimond team wish you all the best for your training in the coming months.

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Anonymous

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Regina Huang

Great cause Gerry, all the best!

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Renee Lio

Great cause Gerry - all the best!

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Aziz Shariff

Great cause Gerry. Wishing Jo and you all the best in NYC. - Nadia & Aziz

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Daniel Wilson

All the best Gerry & Jo, smash it!

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Mike Howard

Well done Gerry - go well. No matter what you do there you can't but love NY. Best wishes Mike H

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Aisha Punga

A fantastic cause and I love how you walk the talk (or run in this instance)!

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Johnny Melville

Great cause Gerry and a fantastic challenge. Its on my bucket list to complete one day. All the best. Johnny

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Martin Salim

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Nick Roud

Putting yourself out for the benefit of others is a wonderful thing. Good luck, run like you are being chased!! Have a wonderful trip. Nick Roud

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Penny Leadbetter

What a fantastic thing you are doing Gerry. !! You are a shine light and thank you 😊😊

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Kelly

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Jelle Vuijk

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Weihrauch

Thank you for all you have done for us at Mars, for your care, your dedication, your results. Thank you for helping people that need help in their lives

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Nigyar Makhmudova

Thank you for everything you do, Gerry!

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Ludek Janousek

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Marty Kirk

Great work Gerry, I'm sure you'll enjoy the event while raising funds for a good cause.

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Siobhan Foden

A very worthy cause, go Gerdy👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Xxx

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Colin Samson

All the best Gerry

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Steve Shaw

Well done Gerry!

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Brad Jenkins

Great cause Gerry - enjoy the run!

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Anne Gibson

HI Gerry, all the very best for the New York marathon, there'll loads of good wishes coming your way before then! best regards Anne

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Deb Laing

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Paul Roberts

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Russell Wilson

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Sharon Cavanagh

A fantastic cause. All the very best Gerry

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Paul Shipley

Go Gerry. Great cause

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Louise Shanly

Great work Gerry - mental health needs to be completely out in the open at work, de-stigmatized and talked about as if it were the flu! There are many, many people with mental health challenges. And there are a shameful number of NZers committing suicide!

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Martin Prebble

Great cause Gerry

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Fiona Dawson

Really inspiring Gerry - Best of luck.

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Vicki Riggans

Excellent cause.

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Tim Holt

Gerry, Have a great run. Great sponsorship as well. Tim

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Kelly Smith

Great cause - well done Gerry!

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Cate Walsh

A massive congratulations to you and your wife Gerry. What an awesome effort and for such a great cause. Well done, Cate

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Shane Hammond

Great work Gerry

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Oliver Downs

Well done Gerry on supporting a great cause, good on you! Hope the marathon goes well too.

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Andrea Downs

A great cause, and a huge goal - wow! Good luck Gerry!

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Betty Quigley

Best of luck Gerry to you & your wife. Enjoy & well done on a great cause.

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Sam

Go, old fella!!

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Andrew Harris

Gerry, great cause, best wishes from all the team at Blackcat Education!!

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Geeta Uka

I hope the course involves running past M&M's World in Times Square Gerry!

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Ursula Irwin

Great cause, great event. Enjoy it.

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Bob Faram

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Gareth Williamson

Great speech at FGC Gerry, and fantastic cause to support

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Peter Simmons

Hi Gerry, great cause, and great work on doing the marathon (although imagine it will be a doddle for you :) .... my dodgy old knees won't take that anymore :( good luck Pete

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Clodagh O Sullivan

Super initiative Gerry wishing you & Jo best of luck:)

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Mark Ashcroft

Great cause Gerry!

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David Snow

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Justin Stanic

Great cause and best of luck!

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Anonymous

Thank you Gerry. You're a legend !!

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Nicole Villari

Good luck to you both! A cause very close to my heart.

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Sharna Heinjus

A very worthwhile initiative & an amazing effort Gerry!

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Denis Yarotskiy

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Margaret Mitchell

Always inspiring me, my friend. Run with pride :)

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Michelle Greenan

Good Luck Gerry & Jo, a very worthy cause x

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Nev Brewer

Great. Good luck to you both.

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Magda Nenycz-thiel

Amazing cause... Good luck and all the best!

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Christine Spicer

A great way to bring the hearts of many with you on the journey to support mental health. Good on you. Best Wishes to you and Jo.

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Clark Wilson

Great cause, run like the wind.

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Grant Mcbeath

Nice one Gerry, don't drag your feet.

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Dene Mckay

Good on you Gerry, Stay injury free...

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Richard Stevens

Great job Jerry - go well together

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Sylvia Burbery

Hi Gerry, I think it is absolutely fantastic that you are doing this. You couldn't have picked a cause closer to my heart. I wish you and Jo all the best.

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Blacksmith

Good luck Gerry - such a good cause!

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Anonymous

That's great Gerry. A real worthy goal to attain.

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Rob Clark

Great cause Gerry, and great event. Happy training

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Karen Jenkins

Great cause Gerry & wish you luck in the run but also over delivering your target!

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Jen Campbell

A very impressive goal and what a great charity to support! Good luck to both of you for the event. Jen C

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Jim Moser

Gerry - great initiative. Good luck.

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Alastair Bass

Very inspirational Gerry. Good luck!

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Hamish Thomson

Good luck big fella.

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Dan Meiklejohn

Nice work Gerry! great effort and great cause.

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Neisha

What a fantastic cause Gerry, all the best to you and Jo for the big event.

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Anonymous

IF you want to win medals, do 100 m sprints If you want to learn about life, do a marathon

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Greg Sowden

Fantastic goal Gerry...............will be an amazing experience I am sure - and for a great cause.

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Shumit

All the best mate!

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Moritz Vdl

Hey Gerry, as promised in the call - here is my donation. Love the fact that you are raising funds for a great cause through your run!

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Leon Clement

Inspiring stuff Gerry!

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Srini Pvv

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Anna Campbell

Good on you Gerry it’s so important to address mental well-being in nz

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Kirstin Hayes

Awesome cause !

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Andy Turner

Well done mate, great cause that's close to me also.

$1,000

Gerry Lynch