After absorbing Australia’s natural beauty over the past 12 months, I’ve decided to head back to my home state of South Australia to take up my next challenge; solo hiking the 1,200km Heysen Trail.
This trek will easily be my most demanding physical and mental challenge. However, I know that this isolated two-month battle is nothing compared to the struggle that people with mental health issues go through every day. Knowing this, it is with enormous pride that I am raising money for the Black Dog Institute while on the trail.
The Heysen Trail transverses some of the state’s most beautiful rural landscapes; most of which are situated in remote regions, separated from major cities and much needed support. The Black Dog Institute has made a massive impact, in areas such as these, through rural health initiatives and the development of education programs.
Increasing the support and awareness of mental health issues is essential, and the Black Dog Institute’s research projects provide an avenue to a mentally healthier world.
Check out www.trekkingwest.com/heysen for more information.
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