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Collette's Northern lights winter trek page

Trekking to raise money for Mental Health for Solent Mind because Money raised will support people in Hampshire

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  • Event: Northern lights winter trek, 13 Mar 2019 to 17 Mar 2019

Solent Mind

We are a registered charity providing a wide range of high quality services to support people with mental health problems across Hampshire. We work in across age groups, with diverse communities, with individuals and groups. All that we do makes a difference for people with mental health issues.

Charity Registration No. 1081116

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Over the years I have known too many people who have needed support with Mental Health problems who have to fight for the help and services that they need. To many people who have lost their lives because there is not enough beds or support systems in place. Families of those loved ones who don't know where to turn next because everywhere they go they are told services are "overstretched", "Not enough beds" or they have to wait weeks to get the support that they need when they are clearly in crisis.

So I can no longer sit by and watch people that I know or care about suffers why they  watch their family members lives come crashing down around them without the support and I definitely cannot keep watching the News or Social media to see that another soul has lost their life because they feel they have nowhere else to turn.

So I have decided that it is time to make a stand and help to support a charity that wants to help and support families. It would be to easy to say that Health and Social Care should support Mental Health but the sad truth is that their is not the money to give and these Charities need to rely on others to raise money for them. 

So I am going to do the Northern lights Winter Trek 13th to the 17th March 2019. To help raise money for MIND (Solent).  I know this will not be easy we will be trekking in temperatures between -2 and -5 degrees, so many people have already said that I am crazy because I have Arthritis in my ankles, Type 2 diabetes and last year had a partial knee replacement. My answer to them has been that people do things everyday that are in constant pain outside and inside. Yes I will be in pain I am under no illusion about how difficult this is going to be for me but I will do this because I am more determined than people give me credit for and it is for a good cause. 

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