Stuart is taking part in the Fire Walk for Suffolk Mind…
“Some of you will know, some of you won’t but I have at varying times in my life suffered with anxiety, depression and panic attacks. At the worst of times I would feel mentally weak, useless and ready to hide from the rest of the world. However, I have received invaluable help from friends, family and probably most importantly my counsellor. I have been through a long journey of self discovery which continues every day and I am always amazed at how strong and resilient the human mind can be even under a huge amount of stress and pressure.
So why am I fundraising? Firstly, the last set of published statistics found that roughly 1 in 4 people will suffer with a mental health issue on a yearly basis. Having been through the issues I have I know that the services offered by Suffolk Mind are priceless. The help they can provide is life changing and needs support, especially when we know that Mental Health Services have been underfunded for a number of years.
Secondly, I want to prove to myself that I am stronger than I believe and that I can overcome any situation however hard it may be.
Lastly, I hope that through this individual action I can shine a tiny amount of light on what I believe to be a really important issue in society. Mental health is just as important as physical health and if by me pushing myself to do this I give the confidence to one person to seek the help they need then I count that as more than just success, it may just be a life saved and that is something I can’t put a price on.
I would normally apologise for writing so much above (a throwback to the bad days) but this time I won’t. A huge thank you to you for reading this far and I hope it gives you a little insight in to me and the reason why I would sign up to walk on hot coals!
I completely appreciate that the fire walk is less than two months after Christmas and that money is tight, however if you can spare £1 or whatever you can to sponsor me and help Suffolk Mind then I will be truly grateful and I am sure that the recipients of Suffolk Mind’s help will be too.”
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