Sunday 10th October
|‘Mental Health in an unequal world’|
|For those that may not be aware the 19 strong LEJOG cycling team successfully completed the LEJOG challenge in 10 days on the 30th September and they are now all back home.
The team had 3 clear objectives:
They have achieved all 3 objectives. The total amount of money raised currently sits at about £54,000, but if you haven’t donated then please do, all the money is going to The Firefighters Charity supporting their Jubilee Garden project.
The team have been talking about their mental health and sharing some of the challenges they have experienced along the way and generally in life. Please take the time to head over to ‘The Longest Ride’ website and social media pages (linked below) to watch these incredibly powerful video’s.
|The team have been talking about their mental health and sharing some of the challenges they have experienced along the way and generally in life.|
|“The challenge was a journey for all, with some definite ups and downs for team members but their resilience and comradery won through. They returned to South Yorkshire and Suffolk on late on the 30th September and were sorting all their kit out on the 1st October.”
“The team have been overwhelmed with the support along the way, the support via social media and the messages they have received, it has all been quite emotional.”
|Please see ‘The Longest Ride’ website to see their journey and show your support by donating.
Follow the team on Facebook and Twitter, to look back at their journey and see their messages.
|Your mental health|
|When you discover a fire, you don’t wait to raise the alarm.
So why would you wait to seek help with your mental health?
The Fire Fighters Charity is here to support you with whatever challenges you are facing,
“We understand that working in the fire service community brings with it its own unique challenges. We know how your work can affect you and impact your home life and vice versa, all of which can affect your mental wellbeing. That’s why we are here to support you with whatever psychological challenges you are facing, so if something is on your mind, talk to us. There is no such thing as “not being bad enough to call us” and no one “deserves our help more” than you do. We’re here to help you
|Call our Support Line on 0800 389 8820|
|This Sunday take the time to reflect and ask yourself the 2 simple questions:
1) What’s the world I want to see?
|If you are in need of advice or support please reach out to a friend, family member, colleague, the SFRS Wellbeing Team, The Fire Fighters Charity or a Mental Health First Aider.|
Cycling Land's End to John O'Groats for The Fire Fighters Charity