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YHA A climb for young minds
    23/02/2016 03:19

A climb for young minds

A climb for young minds

Our Activity Manager for YHA Eden Project, Anna Lazzarino, is embarking on 7 months of training to get set for a fundraising challenge in the summer of 2016. She is aiming to climb 4810m to summit Mont Blanc in aid of Breaks for Kids and mental health charity Mind.

Anna openly admits to having personal experiences with anxiety and depression: “I hope that with my openness others will feel able to speak about their experiences and not feel alone. The stigma surrounding mental health is so strong that people can feel trapped, trying to cope without help or support.” She goes on to say, “Mind’s figures show that 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health issue at some point in our lives, it’s so common yet no one feels able to talk about it. We can turn to people to talk about cancer, heart problems or diabetes but when it comes to the mind you’re seen as ‘crazy’ or ‘weird’ or even that you just need to ‘man-up and get on with it’.”

It’s not ground-breaking news to hear that being out in the wild, submersed in nature can do wonders for the mind. With so many wonderful hostels located in some of Britain’s most picturesque and dramatic locations, Breaks for Kids can have a huge impact on the minds of our young people.

Her fundraising target is £4810 (ah yes, the height of Mont Blanc!) and to help her on her way you can donate via www.justgiving.com/teams/a-climb-for-minds, even £1 can make a big difference! You can also follow her progress as she blogs via her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/A-Climb-For-Minds. Please Tweet and share on social media as exposure will really help.

Many Thanks!

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