mental health

Why I Swim

Why I Swim

I've been swimming since before I could walk. In fact, pretty much since before I could do anything else - Mum and Dad took me to baby swimming sessions as soon as I was allowed in the water. I don't actually remember learning to swim at all, until I was a little bit older and going to lessons on a Saturday morning to improve my stroke technique, and work through the ASA Rainbow Distance Awards and Personal Survival skills levels. I'm sure I must have all the patches and certificates in a box somewhere.

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the Mental Health Foundation is leading the campaign with the message of cultivating good mental health, developing resilience, and learning to thrive rather than just survive.