Douglas Chinnery

Doug's Big Walk - Onwards & Upwards

Fundraising for Young Minds Trust
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Young Minds Trust

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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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Young Minds Trust

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We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We’re here to make sure children and young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties. Join our fight.

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