I’m taking on Sydney Coastrek!
A while ago a friend asked me if I'd had much exposure to depression. 'Not really', I responded, before mentioning my bipolar grandfather, a few close friends who've been struggling for decades, as well as what may or may not have been the postnatal variety after my first kid. (Or maybe just extreme shock!)
That's not anything remarkable, which is kind of remarkable in itself. Mental health issues are so common, widespread and often poorly understood.
More than three million people in Australia are living with anxiety and depression.
Which is one of the reasons that on Friday 4 September, I'll be taking part in Sydney Coastrek, the ultimate team trekking and fundraising challenge, proudly supporting Beyond Blue.
Every donation helps and makes a significant impact to mental health and wellbeing in Australia, so thank you for your generosity.