Fundraising to Aid Mental Health Awareness
15th to 21st May is Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 and the theme for this year is anxiety, one of the most common mental health problems. Anxiety is a normal emotion in us all, but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem.
This week we caught up with Steve Axworthy from CHF Gym Braintree who promotes wellbeing and mental health awareness through his own learnt experiences of alcoholism and addiction. Steve is fundraising for EHAAT by taking on the Half Brutal Extreme Triathlon in September. The event is quoted as being one of the toughest triathlons in the world and he will be completing a 1.2-mile lake swim followed by a 58-mile bike ride followed by a 15-mile run that includes running to the summit of Snowdon and back.
“Mental health is a very important issue to me as I still feel too many people suffer without reaching out and from lived experience I know how difficult it is to manage, and to reach out for help. My strategies include looking after my physical health, through different forms of exercise. This is a very important release for me and one of the key reasons for taking on this challenge. I meditate regularly and regularly take part in yoga classes. I also do what I can to reach out and help others in their struggles whether it be mental health or addiction issues.”
“I am fundraising for EHAAT because what they do can make the difference between lives being saved or not and life is too precious, so what they do is truly incredible.”
Please help Steve reach his fundraising target by donating here