I’m taking on Adelaide Coastrek!
On Friday 20 September, I'll be taking part in Adelaide Coastrek, the ultimate team trekking
Did you know that three million people in Australia are living with anxiety and depression?
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Hope and recovery
The plan to walk Coastrek was originally about having a goal to work towards for fitness, fun and well being. Walking from Victor to Goolwa is also through a part of SA that I love with beautiful beaches and coastline. The added bonus was to do it with friends and gave us a good excuse to catch up.
Most importantly though it is about raising funds for Beyond Blue and talking about mental health. Mental health issues have affected all aspects of my life. My own experience, my son’s continuing issues, family loss as well as a field that I have now worked in for the last 10 years. We have come so far in terms of highlighting mental health issues but we still have such a long way to go. The statistics are staggering – over one million people in Australia have depression and more than two million are experiencing anxiety. On average, eight people take their lives every day in Australia.
I am not ashamed that I have had personal mental health issues and I strongly believe in recovery. I could not have done so without great clinical support and the love of my family and friends. I am a passionate advocate for greater support services and great organisations like Beyond Blue.
Thank you x
Thank you to my Sponsors
George And D Ferris