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Katy's Forth Bridge Swim page

I am swimming across the River Forth for Mind - The Mental Health Charity because mental health support for all is a basic right!

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  • Event: Forth Bridge Swim, 22 Sep 2018

Mind - The Mental Health Charity

We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’re here for you. Today. Now. Whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis. We’ll listen, give support and advice, and fight your corner.

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Growing up in a town on the banks of the River Forth, I have always wondered what it would be like to swim across! I started open water training and events last year within the UK. It's a sport I've had to get used to again - I first took open water lessons when living in Australia 10 years ago and sea swimming in a warm climate is a very different experience to lake/river swimming in a country where a wetsuit is essential. 

I originally set out to do the swim 'just because' but it quickly became apparent to me that it was going to take not only physical ability but mental strength to get through. The point half way across when I'm tired but a long way from shore (and in the middle of a shipping lane!) will require all my resilience to stay calm and focused!

Good mental health is something very close to my heart (and my head!). It makes a difference to everyone's lives.  By donating to Mind, you will be investing in the infrastructure needed to give excellent support to those that need it, where and when they need it. 

Thank you. xxx

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