$83.50
$700
Running for mental health Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd
Running for mental health
$83.50
$700
Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd
Running for mental health
Running for mental health

Vanessa's page has now expired

1013 days ago, Vanessa created this page and gave everything for Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd:

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 3 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $83.50.

My Story

I've created this page because I have been inspired by the work of Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation and I want to help make a difference to the lives of young Australians.

I battled with depression in high school and I felt like there was nobody I could turn to for help. The internet was still new and mental health was barely spoken about. I was uncomfortable speaking to middle-aged psychologists as I felt like they couldn't relate to what I was going through. There were a lot of times that I wanted to speak to someone about mental and physical health but I didn't know who I could turn to outside of my family. I was embarrassed to talk to my mum about some issues so I struggled in silence.

In recent years I struggled again with depression as I started questioning my sexuality and self-identity. There were many late night conversations with friends which helped, but it was being able to speak to counsellors over the phone that helped me the most.

I know that there are other young LGBTI Australians out there who may be struggling with their self-identity (among other things) and I want to help raise awareness so they know that there are organisations who can help.

It's important that Headspace receive support so they can continue helping young Australians through whatever crisis they may be facing.

I am on an adventure of epic proportions in 2016, as I travel around the world participating in obstacle course races and marathons. I want to give back to the community but always being on the move means volunteering my time is difficult. I decided to use the power of social media to spread the word about the great work that Headspace do.

Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about Headspace the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family.

Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

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