Fiona Chapman

Adelaide Coastrek 60km

I’m taking on Adelaide Coastrek!

On Friday 20 September, I'll be taking part in Adelaide Coastrek, the ultimate team trekking and fundraising challenge, proudly supporting Beyond Blue. 

Did you know that three million people in Australia are living with anxiety and depression?

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Why I'm walking 60kms

In 10 days I'll be walking 60kms (all in one go!) to raise awareness and to fundraise for Beyond Blue. I am walking with three amazing women and we all have our reasons as to why we believe in the work of Beyond Blue. 

My reason is that I know that mental health issues can affect any one of us at some time in our lives. It was horrifying to find myself consumed by anxiety and depression to the point of self harm when I suddenly became single after 30 years of marriage. I was ashamed to seek help from my GP and then to see myself described as depressed, anxious, capable of self harm, to see it typed in black and white on my mental health plan was extremely confronting. This is not who I usually am. It was a hard way in which to gain an understanding of the profound effects of mental health issues, an understanding I would otherwise never have had. Fortunately I found hiking and yoga which, together with the loving kindness of my family and friends, have helped me re-build my belief in myself and in my love of life.

I believe that the work that Beyond Blue does in raising awareness and de-stigmatising mental health issues is crucial, as is their work in providing help to those who are suffering. I am sure that all of you know someone who has had a mental health issue. Please support me to support Beyond Blue. Thank you! I'll be thinking of you whilst I am hiking.

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Wendy Shirdon

Well done Fi Fi

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Stephanie

Have fun even if it's not sailing. You can do 60km! have a few SA wines afterwards

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Victoria Mitchell

Good luck you amazing wild woman! Sorry not to be there with the hot chocolates. Hope its not too cold/wet and miserable. xx

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Stella Clark

You are amazing taking on these big adventures. Good Luck and hope it doesn't rain on your parade!!! Love Stella

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Annette Waterworth

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Anonymous

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Mariella Totaro-genevois

Forza Fiona! Sei eccezionale/you are amazing

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Bronwen Levett

Well done Fi x