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Myself and a good friend are embarking on a walking holiday/trip beginning of September covering 237km from Porto to Santiago in under 3 weeks . Whilst it’s a fabulous opportunity I’ve decided to raise money for charity at the same time .
After much thought I’ve decided on ‘Mind ‘ in my opinion one of many charities that probably gets overlooked .
In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week .
Over the years I’ve been touched by friends , and work colleagues speaking with frank honesty about their struggles . I want there to be a world where mental health issues carry no stigma and people can feel safe talking to family and friends without being judged .
I don’t want anyone to feel there is no hope and resort to desperate measures of which I’ve witnessed growing up ( from secondary school , university , and adulthood and lately whilst working for the NHS in A/E ) . It’s heartbreaking and there needs to be more funding and support in the community and schools to help adults/children suffering .
I hope you can dig deep for this cause but if you can’t then please take the time to be kind . Who knows that smile or kind word to a stranger maybe enough to change their day from a truly awful one ( where they’ve used up all their energy to just get out of bed ) to an ok one which for now is enough to get them through the day x
Thanks and love Debs x( I’m not writing a blog of my travels because I can’t be arsed ,but I promise to post random pics of me getting lost during the trek ) 😊
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Aug 16, 2018
Good luck on the 237km walk.
Aug 16, 2018
Good luck hon xx
Aug 11, 2018
Amazing debs, look forward to seeing the pics!🧗♀️🏔
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