It’s ok to talk and get help when you need it!
I have chosen to take part in miles for mind with my mum, because I have witnessed first-hand the help and support that mind gives to people when they need it the most. My mental health started early last year after witnessing a very tragic loss whilst at a family meal, I found it very hard to come to terms with what happened on that night and I really struggled with the whole situation for over a year.
Ever since finishing my sessions, I have wanted to do something to raise money, and exercising gives me a new focus and clears my head especially when situations become stressful and anxious, so by raising money, more people can receive the support that I did, as I believe mental health is so important within everyone’s life, therefore everyone who needs the support should be able to get it because no one should face mental health alone.This led to me having to turn to CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health service), where I received the support that I needed from a very understanding lady who helped and supported me through the whole process. I never would have imagined myself using this service but even with my supportive family around me, I needed to take an extra step to help me when I needed it the most.
I will always encourage people to seek help and support if they need it because it was the best thing I have ever done because the 1to1 sessions enabled me to explore and converse all my worries and concerns which allowed me to then build on each one, step by step.