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Through my looking glass

I am a mum of 4 amazing children, working in the mental health and social care services. I myself have been personally affected by mental health over the years and have use many strategies to heal myself alongside professionals. This is a long and can be a tiring journey, especially as this has been since my late teens. I have had many highs and dramatic lows and have withdrawn into myself many times, trying to crawl to find a way out!  I want to help raise monies to support charities like three little birds and highlight that mental health needs to be recognised and can happen to anyone at the least unexpected time. It can sneak up on us without realising. Mental health doesnt discriminate, it doesnt care how old you are, male or female, whether you are rich or poor, married, single or have children;  it will just manifest itself in which ever way it wishes.  Over the past months I have had another blip in my mental health and am having to take time out. As part of my road to recovery, as I love walking which hasnt happened since my blip, i have pledged to walk at "least"150 miles in the month of October. I will always push myself to walk more and 200 miles would be my ultimate goal!  This will give me the motivation to leave the house, therefore you will be helping me too on my journey back to positivity. I will be taking cookie, my cute pooch with me on many of the walks. She has been a godsend to me helping me smile in these unprecedented times. So please join me on this very personal journey of motivation, change and positivity.  Do you want to join me in making a difference? I'm raising money in aid of Three Little Birds and every donation will help. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me. More information about Three Little Birds: We support people affected by Mental Health, Anxiety, Obesity using a holistic approach. Our service relies on donations as we are not funded. We are client-led, we encourage self-management and raise awareness to minimise impact on our clients daily life.


Helen Smurthwaite
Three Little Birds
Registered nonprofit
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