Throughout January, I'll be rowing from Manchester to Galashiels (my hometown in South East Scotland) as part of RED January 2020.
9,345m metres a day, for 31 days - This should be fun!
Exercise and being active has always, and will continue to be a vital part of my self care routine.
The last few years have been some of the most challenging I have ever faced, with regards to my own personal battles with keeping my mental health in check.
It's only been recently over the latter months of 2019, that I have felt comfortable enough to open up and share those experiences.
I realise that now that sharing and continuing the conversation around mental health is the only way to remove any stigma still surrounding it.
That's why as well as talking about it, I wanted to get behind RED January and do my bit in helping to raise awareness around the topic, and hopefully raise a little bit of funds for Manchester Mind in the process!