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Sophee's "Miles for Smiles" Longboarding Challenge

Fundraising for beyondblue

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beyondblue

Most people in Australia have some experience with anxiety and depression, whether it is personal or via family, friends or work colleagues. In fact, 1 in 5 women in Australia will experience depression and 1 in 3 will have anxiety during their lifetime. For men, 1 in 8 will experience depression and 1 in 5 men will experience anxiety. The good news is that, just like physical illnesses, depression and anxiety can be treated. The sooner a person seeks help, the sooner he or she can recover. beyondblue’s work is aimed at achieving an Australian community that understands depression and anxiety, empowering every person, at any life-stage, to seek help. beyondblue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of depression, anxiety and suicide prevention in Australia and reduce associated stigma. We work across a range of settings and bring together expertise in order to provide information and programs to support those affected by depression and anxiety, and improve the mental health of every person in Australia. Learn more about anxiety and depression at www.beyondblue.org.au, or talk it through with our support service – phone 1300 22 4636 (local call cost from a landline), or email or chat to us online at www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport

Story

With so many people battling depression and/or anxiety, including many of my loved ones, I want to do something to help. 

These mental health challenges can be both paralysing and isolating, and I hate to think there are so many people who feel completely hopeless and alone - like there's nothing that can get them out of such a tough headspace.   

Fortunately, there is something that can help: beyondblue. Offering hope, recovery and resilience, this organisation is both a life-changing and life-saving resource, which I am proud to be supporting during my longboarding journey. 

If you'd like to help me raise funds for beyondblue, please make a donation on this Just Giving webpage. No amount is too small and every little bit helps. 

Visit beyondblue.org.au to learn more about this organisation and its invaluable resources...beyondblue is a beacon of hope, providing support, advice and action steps for all who are affected by depression and anxiety. 

To follow my longboarding journey, check out sopheesmiles.com or stay tuned on social media (Instagram: @SopheeSmiles and 'Sophee Smiles' Facebook Page). 

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