I was diagnosed with depression aged 14. Since then I've had periodic episodes but none as bad as my experience in 2017/18, when I started having regular anxiety attacks alongside a debilitating period of depression that has lasted the best part of seven months.
I've come a long way thanks to medication, therapy and discovering a love for walking and being outside. A few months ago a community I run (www.snapphotofestival.com) decided to raise some money for me, so that I could do something nice for myself.
I decided to pay it forward and combine my new found love of walking with raising money for Mind.
In October I'm walking The Cotswolds Way, which is a little over 100 miles, over the course of a week.
From not being able to leave the house alone without having a panic attack, to walking 100 miles on my own I'm excited for this challenge and I'd love it if you'd support me and this brilliant charity.
Over more than 60 years Mind has worked to improve the lives of all people with experience of mental health problems. Through public campaigns, government lobbying and more than 1,000 services local Minds have delivered in communities across England and Wales, touching millions of lives.