From time to time, I like to do something silly just for the fun of the challenge. This is one of those times. Only this time I'm doing it to raise money for chairty.
This is bascailly going to be a 100km (roughly 62 mile) walk from Chepstow to Hereford. You can do it over two days, or you can just walk straight through. I'm going with the latter. I'm just going to set off and not really stop (minus the odd pitstop for food etc) until it's done.
I don't plan on training, other than my job as a postman, and I'm just going to be fueled by blind determination. Hopefully that will be enough.
I've never needed to use Action for Children. For that, I count myself as fortunate. But others aren't so lucky. Had things been slightly different for me, then a charity like Action for Children could've been vital to helping me to cope when I had postnatal depression. But I had my wife. Without her I have absolutely no idea how I would have coped. I genuinely don't think I would have.
Then there's their Blues Programme.
This is something that means a lot to me. The Blues Programme is essentially an "internationally acclaimed preventative course aimed for people aged 15-18 years-old who are suffering from, or who are at risk of developing a mental health disorder."
What I love about this is the fact that it's preventative. It's about teaching young people about depression, or other mental illnesses, before they might arise. Had something like this been available for me when I was young, things might have turned out differently for me. I've suffered with depression on and off since I was around 17 years old. I had no idea what was going on, and there was no open dialogue to talk about it.
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