Congratulations to Greg Williamson for raising over £2,000 for the Mental Health Foundation by climbing ten of Scotland’s Munros (mountains) and spending 100 days alcohol free.
Starting on the 27th July and finishing on 4th November, Greg, who is a refrigeration engineer at JD Cooling Scotland was joined by former JD Cooling engineer Josh Collins and friend Douglas in climbing Schiehallion, Ben More, Mayar, Driesh, Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers, Meall Nan Tarmachan, Carn Aosda, Carn a’ Gheoidh and The Cairnwell.
The money raised will make a huge difference in supporting the fantastic work the Mental Health Foundation provides for people – their mission – to help people understand, protect, and sustain their mental health with a vision of good mental health for all.
Greg, based at JD Cooling’s Fife office said of the challenge, “The Mental Health Foundation is such a great charity, and it was a pleasure to get the opportunity to raise money for them. The challenge was tough, but it was worth it.
I would recommend to anyone who has thought about doing something like this is to go for it – great views and wildlife was an added benefit to the whole challenge. Thank you to everyone that contributed.”
On behalf of everyone at JD Cooling Group, we would like to say a massive well done and thank you to Greg for raising vital funds and the profile of the Mental Health Foundation. With 2020 being a difficult year, now is even more important to take time to look after your own mental wellbeing, as well as supporting others that may be struggling.
If you are concerned that you are developing a mental health problem, or know someone that needs help, please seek the advice and support of your GP as a matter of priority. If you are in distress and need immediate help and are unable to see a GP, you should visit your local A&E.
Other ways to find help:
- Find a counsellor to help you deal with your feelings or make a fresh start – HealthShield (for JD Cooling Group employees) offer confidential support 24/7 on 0800 028 1963. The helpline offers practical information and emotional support for issues relating to family, bereavement, trauma, relationships, stress-related, personal legal information, tax information, medical information, money management, alcohol/drugs, and debt support. Following your conversation over the phone with a Counsellor, they may recommend face-to-face counselling sessions. Up to eight are available to you, per issue, in any 12-month period starting from the first session. It also includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
- Contact the Samaritans for emotional support 24 hours a day – in full confidence – call for free – 116 123 or email email@example.com.
- A.L.M.: National helpline for men to talk about any troubles they are feeling. Call 0800 58 58 58 (UK). They are available 5pm-midnight 365 days a year.
- For support in a crisis text Shout to 85258
- Call the Mind Infoline on 0300 123 3393 (UK landline calls are charged at local rates, and charges from mobile phones will vary considerably). Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Speak to your GP
- You may find it helpful to talk to your partner, a relative or a friend about your problems. They may be concerned about you and welcome the opportunity to hear what you have to say. If this is not possible, you may prefer to talk to someone else you can trust.
Alternatively visit Mental Health Foundation’s website where they provide a number of resources for looking after your mental health. You can also make a donation to the charity, which will go a long way in helping them champion good mental health for all.