Climbing provides some light in the dark for many who are suffering from depression, anxiety, grief and other mental health struggles. This charity aims to spread the joy of climbing to many more. It’s not a cure but climbing is proven to be a particularly effective distraction and positive personal and social stimulus. Focussing on something enjoyable and all-encompassing can provide relief from the pain and anxiety that so many people experience. Climbing Out of Depression aims to reach individuals in need of support and introduce to them an activity that reaps reward and personal accomplishment, creates structure, teaches new skills and team work and provides relief and distraction..
Our first fund raiser and awareness day was held at White Spider Climbing on Saturday June 30th 2018
It was incredibly successful and we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped us raise almost £8k!
There was something for everybody with our various fund raising activities including Leap of Faith, Yoga classes, face painting, table traverse, massages, talks on Mindfulness and Meditation, climbing competition (with big prizes including a hangboard!) and much more!
We are currently registering the charity and are making the steps forward to achieve our goals with the money raised. We aim to run more events like this throughout the country. We hope to see you at our next event :-)
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To provide a service to anyone suffering from any form of mental illness.
To lease with councillors and other charities, hospitals, schools etc and offer climbing as an activity that is know to improve ones mental health.
To offer free climbing tuition to those referred to us (and half price discount to a partner of their choice) to learn to belay and climb with others in similar situations.
We will aim to have trained therapists present at these sessions as well as the qualified instructor, to help, advice and support.
Funding will pay for the organisation of these sessions, the instructors, therapists and climbing wall fees.