Take a Hike with FSU and AWARE on World Mental Health Day

Issued : 28 September 2016

Slieve Donard

Help to raise awareness on World Mental Health Day by taking part in this Trek and raising money to help people with depression and bipolar disorder.

The annual Slieve Donard Trek for AWARE will take place on Saturday 8 October 2016. Registration is £15 per person and we are asking participants to raise a minimum of £55.

This local charity, that works exclusively for those with depression is hoping that at least 100 people will sign up to the trek in a bid to raise more than £10,000.

The money raised from the fundraising efforts will go towards Aware providing support and services for the one in four people across Northern Ireland who suffer from depression.

FSU activists will be taking part on the day and we would love for you to come and join us. Click here to fill out the online application form.

Unable to make it but still want to give to the cause? You can show your support by leaving a donation this Just Giving page.

Teresa Sloan of Aware said, “Slieve Donard is one of our most iconic mountain treks and we chose it because we wanted something that would appeal to both seasoned climbers, as well as first timers wanting to achieve new goals. In a broader sense I guess climbing a mountain does symbolise the personal challenge many of our service users have in dealing with mental illness.

"We encourage as many people as possible to get involved in the Slieve Donard Trek as every penny raised will go directly to help local people directly suffering with depression.”