Maureen Morris

Sydney Coastrek 2021 - 30km

My Activity Tracking

70
kms

My target 30kms

My Updates

Why I'm walking

Monday 8th Mar
As many who are close to me know, my journey with mental health has been a long and winding road. The journey includes the lows of a major depression in my 20s that spurred me to seek counselling for the first time and continued through the major life changes of my 30s (topped off by a global pandemic) which forced me to face some unhelpful coping mechanisms and parts of myself that I’d been avoiding for a long time.

Now as I enter my 40s, excitement mixes with a bit of trepidation about what lies ahead on my mental health journey. Even in the last week I've really struggled with overwhelming anxiety and had to ask for help.

I’m beyond grateful to have the support of family, friends and colleagues (many of you are reading this now!), but my journey would not have been possible without the resources, mental health benefits from Google and access to many incredible professionals who continue to support me.

Not everyone is so fortunate.

This is why I was inspired to put together a team for the Coastrek Wild Women 30km walk on 19 March. All of the money we raise goes to Beyond Blue who support mental health and wellbeing, reducing stigma so people feel safe talking openly about their mental health and providing support to ask for help when needed. Beyond Blue also plays a leading role in the national effort to prevent suicide through research, information, advice and support, and advocacy.

I still struggle to ask for help a lot of the time, which includes asking for donations...but this cause is worth it.

If you’re able, please donate here to help us reach our team goal of $10,000
-- I'm almost halfway to my personal goal of raising $5000 for Beyond Blue.

(thanks to those who have already donated to another team member, it all goes to the same goal!)

Thank you to my Sponsors

$888

Teal Pennebaker

Thank you for doing this. It's so, so important.

$200

Doug

So proud of you! Your family loves you so much!!

$114

Elaine Phelan

Great cause. Well done to you and the team!

$114

Molly Bechert

Xxoo!

$114

Rachel Klooz

Very brave my dear!

$114

Ashley King

Well done for raising awareness and funds for this important organisation. Good luck ladies, happy trekking! x

$114

Christopher Eden

Great work Mauz, such a worthy cause. Fantastic work to you and the team!

$114

Verne Smith

Awesome effort Mauza!

$114

Henry Kelly

Well done and I'm sure it will be an amazing day too.

$114

Genevieve Kelly

go get it Maureen ! awesome

$114

Pamela

So proud of you! ❤️

$114

Aleetza Senn

Go get em... this project is so admirable and inspiring..and so very relevant

$114

Suzie Ocarroll

Awesome charity Mauz. Very close to my heart too xxx

$114

Vicki Ostrowski

Go Maureen!

$114

Jess Hacobian

Well done Maureen and team! Thank you for sharing your story and supporting so many others. Grateful to be part of your life ♥️

$114

Lindsay Sowa

All of my energy to one of the strongest women I know!

$110

Nadia Warner

This is awesome! I wish I could join you on this amazing journey. One day! Love you. Nads

$110

Ben Jarvis

A great effort for a very important cause.

$104

Alison Rush

Well done Mauz, you are so courageous x

$104

Olivia Baldrocco

Go Maureen, such an important cause!

$104

Catherine Rex

$104

Ashley F.

So proud of you! Know you are never walking this journey alone even if so many of us are far away. We love you!

$104

Lynn & Jim Morris

Good luck! So proud of you! 🥰

$62

Veronica Tebbitt

$52

Savita S Nagaraja

sending lots of love and thank YOU for doing this!

$52

Carey Butler

Love you!

$52

Heather Castle

Great job, 😉 proud of you!!!

$52

Sigrid Ingeborg Kroon

Great effort and cause!! Hopefully you'll enjoy the walk and it's not too hard.

$52

Claire Hatton

You rock!

$52

Nerissa Penfold

Well done for taking this step and sharing your own experience to raise awareness. Good luck on the trek!

$52

Mary Mcgonegle

Maureen, I love you. You are such a brave and strong women to ask for help when you need it. It has been a tough year, but we are now under sane leadership. I'm getting my 2nd Moderna shot today. Say hi to Doug & your 2 cuties. Love, Mary

$52

Victoria Stuart

Amazing courage sharing your story Mauza! Good luck! Super proud of you xx

$52

Jennifer Burns

Good luck! So proud of you for taking on this challenge.

$52

Melissa Lindberg

$52

Michelle Taylor

Best of luck for the trek! Such an important cause.

$52

Brooke Taylor

Go Maureen!!!!

$50

Melissa Deront

Great cause and so brave in sharing your journey. x Good on ya Mauza!

$50

Cat Nyika

You are an amazing and inspirational woman I am proud to know and call a friend. Your growth and expansion is a privilege to witness xx

$50

Zoe Hayes

So incredibly proud of you Mauz. You're an inspiration.xx

$50

Bianca Bailey

Sharing your personal story is so brave and incredibly inspiring to allow space for vulnerability with mental health. xx

$50

Annabel Botterill

Amazing cause, amazing person. Good luck Mauz and team!

$50

John Mcgonegle

Happy Birthday and happy trekking

$50

Kristy Benstead

Good luck and great cause!

$50

The Avril's

The Avril Family is so proud of you all!

$50

Marion Gronier

Go Maureen and team !

$50

Hailey Crowel

Good luck! And happy belated birthday! :)

$50

Cameron Haynes

Well done Mauz, great initiative!

$50

Michelle Allen

Wonderful idea! All the best of luck to you all, I expect it will be a lot of fun. x

$48

Molly Gribble

What a wonderful idea for a great cause! Very proud and supportive of you my dear cuzzy. ❤️

$48

Cathy M

Looks like an amazing initiative and trek! :)

$48

Sarah Ison

Great cause!

$35

Ruba B

Hugs and luck !

$31

Tracy Harber

Brave and strong to share your story, do the trek, and fundraise thousands of dollars! You can do it all. Good luck Maureen and team, lots of respect x

$31

Taylor

Get it, girl!! ❤️ You’re amazing!!

$31

Kara Kopp

$31

Raeanne

You’re such an inspiration! Good luck!

$31

Julie Knoepp

Maureen it was so courageous of you to share your struggles I love you so much and hope that you continue to get help any any and every time you needed love aunt Julie

$31

Sarah Bird

Good luck Maureen. What a great endeavor.

$31

Larissa

Good luck Maureen!

$31

Parsons Family

Pony Up

$31

Ivory Gunn

It takes courage and heart to Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. – Maya Angelou

$31

Jane Lawrence

Maureen, I'm so proud of you for seeking help when you need it and supporting others to receive the help they need to live in this complicated world. Sending love!

$30

Andrew Sroufe

$26

Joanna Nichols

Thank you for sharing your story and helping to reduce the stigma. You are not alone. 💗

$26

Geeke Van Der Sluis

Well done Maureen, sooooo proud of you. Good luck and thanks for raising awareness and being so open about this topic. Much needed. Much love from The Netherlands!

$21

Stephen O'loughlin

Great cause and effort!!! You all Rock!!!

$21

Min Burton

Great work Maureen! Such an important cause.

$21

Hisako Russo

Well done Maureen! You’re someone I look up to! Love to you xoxoxo

$21

Skye Marr-whelan

Thank you for raising awareness for such worthy cause. I love you and I believe in you. Good luck on Friday! Xox

$21

Ruba B

Was meant to donate 55 lol so doing it twice