October is a very special month because it actually is … HOPEtober! This month is South Africa’s Mental Health Awareness Month as well as the World Health Organisation’s Mental Health Awareness Day on 10 October. That is why we at Ithemba – ithemba means HOPE – end the month of HOPEtober with our annual Hope Hike. It is to raise awareness around depression and related mental health illnesses, such as all the anxiety disorders, as clinical, biological illnesses – in other words, that they can be treated.
We also raise funds for research into mental health. And each of us can make a difference – so do your bit to humanise and normalise mental health and destigmatise mental ill-health by joining us on our Hope Hike! You can enter for the 5, 10 or 17 km walk or run on Sunday, 27 October, and end Mental Health Awareness Month in style!
Further details and the registration link for the event will follow soon.
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