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    Weʼve raised £217 to Create a Natural Health Centre & raise awareness for Mental Health support.

    Dorset UK
    Funded on Friday, 12th October 2018

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    Story

    I started my FB page Swimming Against Depression on Sept 11 2016 (my birthday). We are swimming in the sea 4 times a week, no wetsuits even in Winter.

    Money raised will help us to raise awareness of mental health issues & ultimately set up a NATURAL HEALTH CENTRE overlooking the sea, offering holistic, alternative & complementary therapies & classes for anyone in need covering all health issues, juice/smoothie/health food bar, community support, accompanied walks & sea swims & warm changing spaces. Clients pay what they can afford or exchange by working in juice bar / cleaning etc.

    What is effective can often be difficult to find & too expensive for many people.

    I met some amazing people through the NHS, yet I needed more than they were able to offer. Swimming, peer support, Naturopathy & other complementary therapies have really helped me. I want to be able to offer these things to other people in need.

    I have had depression on & off since i was 18. From June 2015 to July 2016 I had severe, suicidal, treatment resistant depression. I had 3 months of ECT, various medications, a hospital stay and various forms of counselling. All this was ineffective for a year.

    My family & friends have been very supportive, although it has been extremely hard for them too. I have 2 young boys who have seen me suffering, this breaks my heart.

    Please help me to support other people and their families who experience mental health difficulties.

    Thank you.

    Medical research has shown some benefits of regular cold-water swimming:

    -improves patient response to the stresses which can trigger depression
    -improves the production of serotonin & dopamine.
    -improves libido & circulation
    -helps with sleeping, probably because of the magnesium and other elements in sea-water which we absorb through our skins.
    -fights infections / improves immune system
    -burns calories

    Although we offer guidance and support, everyone who swims with us is responsible for their own individual safety.

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    • Amy Moule1 year ago
      Amy Moule

      Amy Moule

      1 year ago

      https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156900536757818&id=636097817

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    • Amy Moule1 year ago
      Amy Moule

      Amy Moule

      1 year ago

      With our previous JustGiving campaign , we raised £1000 (after expenses / JG charges / percentage) which will be put towards this Support Van. Thank you so much to those who donated. To buy and convert a van, we do need more money so please share this post to help us. Many Thanks.

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    Page last updated on: 12/14/2017 11:30 AM

    Supporters

    13

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 14, 2017

      Good luck hope you raise the money you need!

      £15.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 11, 2017

      £20.00

    • Eve Singa

      Eve Singa

      Dec 10, 2017

      Thanks for the funny “warm “ paddle. Same time next year.

      £10.00

    • Lucy Jenkins

      Lucy Jenkins

      Dec 7, 2017

      Wind and rain forecast! Will definitely be looking forward to the flask of tea after :) Hope you raise lots from this xxx

      £50.00

    • Sally Shefford

      Sally Shefford

      Dec 5, 2017

      Well done Jennie Hedges - a great cause xx

      £10.00

    • Hellgard Lipper-Morse

      Hellgard Lipper-Morse

      Dec 4, 2017

      Looking forward to 'swim in yer pants', great idea, such a good cause. Good luck with the fundraising!

      £10.00

    • Sharon Elliott

      Sharon Elliott

      Nov 7, 2017

      Looking forward to this fun event for a great cause. Thanks for organising Amy! 😁

      £40.00

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    Amy Moule

    Amy Moule

    Dorset UK

    I've suffered with severe depression on & off since I was 18. From 06/15 - 07/16 I had severe, suicidal, treatment resistant depression. I found sea swimming, Life Alignment & Naturopathy helped me. I now want to help others. Read more details in 'My Story' below.

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