Simon Whitehead and Ben Potter en Route for World Mental Health Day

Tomorrow is October 10th, known to many as World Mental Health Day and the 2 gentlemen in this post are certainly doing their bit to raise awareness.

Simon Whitehead and Ben Potter are walking the 109 miles of the Cleveland Way in the quickest time possible, this is day 2.

Mental health is everyone’s business. We all have times when we feel down or stressed or frightened.  Most of the time those feelings pass.  BUT sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us.

Everyone is different. You may bounce back from a setback while someone else may feel weighed down by it for a long time.

Your mental health doesn’t always stay the same. It can change as circumstances change and as you move through different stages of your life.

There’s a stigma attached to mental health problems. This means that people feel uncomfortable about them and don’t talk about them much. Many people don’t even feel comfortable talking about their feelings. But it’s healthy to know and say how you’re feeling.

Working in the countryside many individuals spend long periods of time alone, but please remember there is always someone out there who will listen.  A problem shared is a problem halved.

If you haven’t already supported these guys then please click on the link below and give generously.  They are raising funds for YANA – You Are Not Alone, a charity set up for those in farming who may be affected by stress and depression.