Raising awareness of mental health issues and improving access to support programmes is essential for tackling the biggest killer of men aged between 20-40 years…SUICIDE. To do this a small group of friends from university will be following up on our 2020 Cardiff2AbuDhabi Challenge taking on the ambitious Jurassic Coast walk across two days, Saturday 31July – Sunday 1 Aug, 100km within 36hrs. We hope you will support us in raising as much money as possible, which will be donated to the worthwhile cause below;
Just over a two years ago Jac Lewis died after a five-year struggle with mental health problems. Jac was a well-known member of the community and one of Ammanford AFC’s best-known characters – but his dad, Jesse, said his son was always hurting inside. Jac tried various treatments and therapies through the NHS, but his parents said they ended up having to pay privately after a specific treatment was no longer available on the NHS. Figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request found there are almost 4,000 people currently waiting for mental health treatment in Wales. Jesse founded the Jac Lewis Foundation (jaclewisfoundation.co.uk) because of concerns over long waiting times and a lack of available treatments and therapies. (Jac Lewis Foundation)
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