We are pleased to announce that Get Out Adventures Ltd are running a charity abseil event in Edinburgh on Sunday 18th May for mental health awareness week. This year’s theme is anxiety – so join us and overcome your anxious feelings by abseiling over the edge of a cliff!
We were approached by Jake McManus of Climb Out and asked if we would like to organise some form of climbing related challenge to help him with his goal – to encourage more people to get into outdoor sport as a means of helping with depression.
Jake has suffered from depression for the majority of his life, and in February 2013 he found rock climbing! Climbing and the outdoors have helped him greatly, and to raise awareness of his awesome discovery he built up the courage to post about his depression online to help others suffering from similar issues.
I first got in touch with Jake several months ago after coming across one of his blog posts on Facebook. I found him so inspiring that I simply wrote to him to tell him I thought what he was doing was amazing and to keep up the good work and we have been in touch ever since.
You can check out Jake’s website here: www.climbout.co.uk
We will be announcing more details for our charity abseil challenge soon so please follow us on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to our blog to stay up to date.
You can find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week by visiting: www.mentalhealth.org.uk