Team Mental Health Foundation
Kia ora koutou,
For those who are close to me, you will know that I suffer from generalised anxiety, heightened stress and often burnout. I am sure this is an extremely familiar situation for many of you as we all experience stress, anxiety and feeling overworked and exhausted.
I have been on a wellbeing journey since 2018 when I suffered my first severe panic attack. I am slowly discovering many things that help fill my cup and provide me with tips and strategies to help me through difficult times.
Some things I have found support me are:
Yoga and mindfulness/meditation
Supporting others through their challenging times
Spending time with family and friends
Walking my dog
Getting outside every single day...even if it rains
Filling my body with nutritious food
Scheduling time out for myself, where I may do NOTHING
In my work I am a Public Health Advisor working with Wellington based organisations to enhance physical activity and wellbeing initiatives for the community. This is something that is becoming more and more relevant in society, particularly in a post covid-19 world, where there are lots of new ways of living and working. I am extremely passionate about supporting others and I am now a mental health first-responder, so please reach out if you ever want to have a chat, or ask for some support.
I want to do the thing I dislike the most in exercise - running to support Mental Health awareness for myself and for others. I'm running to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation. I'm doing this because more than 50% of New Zealanders will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime, and I don’t want them to face it on their own.
Your donation will help the Mental Health Foundation to provide people with free information, resources and campaigns covering the A-Z of mental health and wellbeing topics. It will also help them advocate for helpful and hopeful policies and services for people living with mental illness.
I am aiming to raise $800 – please show your support and donate to my page!
Added profile pic
First five donations
Added blog post
Raised $200 free tshirt
Thank you to my supporters
Van Der Plas