Part of my reason for summiting Kili is to raise money for Growing Well, but it’s not the only reason. Being as my training is still going abysmally, thanks to the thickest & strongest tendon in my body (top trivia fact there), then I’ll tell you the other reason…
…Raising awareness…. of the fact that 1 in 4 people will be affected directly by mental health problems. The 2nd of February was “Time to Talk” day and as part of the initiative the organisation Time to Change created some little flyers (that’s what the picture is!) to help people talk about, what for a lot of us, is a no-go area.
I have some of these little cards and I’ll be taking them out with me to act as a conversation starter as I get higher – I’m sure there will be lots of folks facing short term mountain induced mental battles as well as physical ones on the way up! Or they’ll have a friend/family member back home who would benefit from “Time to Talk” with someone.
And for those of you who are concerned that I might do too much talking – I’m taking lots of herb drops to lubricate my throat!
Only 18 days until Summit Day!