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Douglas Chinnery

Doug's Big Walk - Onwards & Upwards

I'm walking up Snowdon, making a book & exhibiting for Young Minds Trust because I had a breakdown last year & want to help others

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Young Minds Trust

We are the UK’s leading charity fighting to ensure a better future for young minds

Charity Registration No. 1016968


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In April 2018 I had a nervous breakdown. It was the bleakest and most difficult time in my life. Without the loving and patient support of my wife, Beth, family and friends I don't think I would have got through it.

I wanted to do this walk a year on to help support young people suffering with mental health issues and to perhaps close the circle personally on my battle with the condition.

As an aside, I have also lost (to date as I write in October 2018) almost 6 stone in weight. I had reached a point in life where I thought I would never be able to see the world from the top of a mountain again, I had become so unhealthy. So this is also a celebration of what I have achieved personally in my return to health and fitness.

In addition to this I am releasing a book of the images I make during the 12 months from my breakdown  - 100% of the profits are going to the Young Minds charity. The book will be released in May 2019. 

I thank you for any support you can give, even if it is not a donation, just retweeting this page, sharing it on Facebook, or talking to others about mental health and offering a hearing ear if you know someone who struggles. These are all positive contributions to make life better for others.

I am walking in April 2019 - a year on from my breakdown. I will update this page as we draw closer and I will be tweeting, posting updates on Facebook and making blog posts on my website - if you would like to follow me and my progress towards the walk.

My website is

I am on Twitter as @dougchinnery

On Facebook I am Doug Chinnery


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