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Joe Kets

Dorney Lake Triathlon

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Target £0.00

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My story

[p]Hello and thank you for visiting my page! Most of you know I am very unfit, I haven’t ran for years and it’s been 3 years since my last fund raiser. On the 21st of July I am going to complete my very first Triathlon. I’ve not swam since a teenager and never really been a cyclist, so I’ve got to learn fast! But under pressure reveals true character and I believe with a strong mind anything is possible.[/p][p]However, sadly, research has shown that 2/3 of us experience a mental health problem once in our lifetime. ***(Click read more below)***[/p][p]I want to promote exercise as a way to help people through mental health problems, whether it is stress, anxiety, or depression, as it really is an incredible natural anti-depressant & releases feel good hormones. [/p][p]So many of us live such hectic crazy lives, and dealing with stress in the right way can help tackle further problems along the line. [/p][p]Furthermore a lot of you know about the recent events in my life and I want to raise awareness and money for charity’s that give there support no matter who you are! [/p][p]I am raising money for Re Think Mental illness and APP ( Action on Postpartum Psychosis) who support women who have had postpartum psychosis. [/p][p][b]What is postpartum psychosis?[/b][/p][p]Postpartum psychosis (or puerperal psychosis) affects thousands of women in the UK each year. It is a severe episode of mental illness which begins suddenly in the days or weeks after having a baby. Symptoms vary and can change rapidly. They can include high mood (mania), depression, confusion, hallucinations and delusions. Postpartum psychosis is a psychiatric emergency. You should seek help as quickly as possible.[/p][p]Postpartum psychosis can happen to any woman. It often occurs ‘out of the blue’ to women who have not been ill before. It can be a frightening experience for women, their partners, friends and family. Women usually recover fully after an episode of postpartum psychosis.[/p][p]It is much less common than Baby Blues or Postnatal Depression. It occurs in about 1 in every 1000 women (0.1%) who have a baby.[/p][p][br][/p]

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Supporters

24-Jul-2018

Caroline Chrich

Well done Joe!!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

22-Jul-2018

Paul Louise and Alfie

Well done mate.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

21-Jul-2018

Sara and Dan

£15.00

21-Jul-2018

Dan and Martin

Hope you smashed it Joe!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

21-Jul-2018

KT

Good luck buddy. You will smash it

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

20-Jul-2018

Caroline and Steve

Well done Joe!

20-Jul-2018

Caroline

Good luck!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

20-Jul-2018

Sue and Rodger

Good luck joe!

£20.00 plus £2.00 Gift Aid

20-Jul-2018

Anonymous

Good luck Joe

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

19-Jul-2018

Beena

Smash it Joe x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid