On the 20th July this year – it would have been the 25th birthday of our son, Cal – who sadly took his own life in 2021.

I have been running 25km every week for 25 weeks leading up to his birthday – partly for my own mental well-being – but with the aim of raising awareness regarding better and more impactful support around mental health in young adults.

On the 20th July, I will run the last full 25km on that day but I need your support.

We want as many people as possible on that day to do 1km and make one call to someone and check in with them.

For the 1km – you can run, walk, swim, dance, cycle – you can even drive – wherever you are and at any time that day! For the one call – we simply ask you to reach out to a friend; family member; neighbour – check-in with them to see how they are.

1km + 1call

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