Welcome to the Beer-Harris Memorial Trust

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Dominic Beer, 2012

The Trust makes grants either to community based projects or to research projects that are for the benefit of people experiencing mental health issues. There is an emphasis (but not exclusive) on patients suffering from severe mental illness.

In 2013, Dr Dominic Beer, psychiatrist and leading light in the field of ‘Challenging Behaviour’ (patients suffering severe mental illness) died. This charity was originally set up in his name. Among our Trustees was Dominic’s nephew, Joseph Harris, a young man who cared passionately for the wellbeing of his peers and especially for those suffering from mental health issues. He was one of the Trust’s main fundraisers until his tragic death in November 2017.

Since Joseph’s death, many of his friends and other connections have been generously and enthusiastically involved in participating and organising fundraising activities. This has not only positively impacted donations but has also brought a sense of togetherness and community. The change of name in part symbolised a broadening of the trust’s reach and communal aspect.

Updates

Our latest FOCUS Newsletter

Future Fundraising Events:
113 Events Half Ironman Cotswold Waterpark, July 14th: contact Miranda if interested
North Yorkshire Long Course Weekend, September 6th-8th: contact Miranda if interested

If you have any questions about events, please contact us via facebook, use our facebook plugin to the bottom-right, or email