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James' Mind Walk - Hiking the Coast of Great Britain

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I’m James, I’m walking the coast of mainland Britain for Mind!

Update: I will also be doing some additional fundraisers along the way in aid of Mind. 

24 HOUR WALK - to take place on 21st June, the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year!

3 PEAK CHALLENGE - Climbing the highest mountain of each country on the mainland; Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England, and Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa in Wales. 

DONATE MY HAIR - At the end of the walk, donating my hair to The Little Princess Trust so children with cancer can feel some normality while having treatment. 

3 years ago my mental health had deteriorated to the point of having suicidal thoughts. 

I was depressed, anxious, and felt like there was something wrong with me.

During that period, I had the idea to walk around the coast - 6-7,000 miles of beautiful coast, through all weather and seasons, through 3 countries, and without returning home. It would be a great adventure, but I was too mentally unwell to take on the challenge.

It was only through improving my mental health, through self care and prioritising the things I love doing, things that make me feel like me, that I had the courage and the confidence to take on this challenge.

Mind was a part of that healing process, and so I wanted to give back to the charity that had helped me change my life.

It was Mind’s website packed with award winning information about mental health that helped me come to terms with my illness and to remove the shame and loneliness that comes with it.

But Mind also have a fantastic call line which you can access counselling and legal advice, an online community forum and work in communities on the ground too! 

Thankyou for reading my story, and please donate .

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We’re Mind, the mental health charity, working across England & Wales. We believe no one should face a mental health problem alone. We’re here for you. Whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis. We’ll listen, give support & advice, & fight your corner. Thanks for fundraising for national Mind.

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