East Sussex resident walks 37 miles to raise awareness of mental health issues

News item posted: 19 June 2017

Dan CoeDan Coe (second from the left) with friends who joined him for part of the walk

On Saturday 7th May and Sunday 8th May, East Sussex resident Daniel Coe walked a total of 37 miles on a 3 Pier Walk, taking him via Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings piers.

He completed the walk in support of Health in Mind Sussex, a mental health service run by Turning Point and the NHS in East Sussex. The service supports people experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety and / or depression.

Daniel said: ‘The walk went really well, and it was great to be joined by friends, colleagues, and my 3 children for the last few miles.

‘I am raising money for Turning Point because 2015 was a very difficult year for me: I experienced a big loss in the family combined with a new job, and struggled with anxiety and depression. I chose to seek help from Health in Mind, and now I want to give something back.

‘I want people to know that it’s ok to not always be at your best. Being open and talking about your problems is the best way forward, despite the stigma attached with mental health issues.’

To get a referral to the Health in Mind service, visit your GP. Alternatively, you can pick up the phone and call 0300 0030 130 to make a self-referral.

Daniel is raising money for Turning Point. To donate and help him reach his target for the 3 Piers Walk, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Dans3PiersWalk.

Find out more about Turning Point's mental health services.