Words by Abi Scaife
Bipolar UK is asking people to run, walk, cycle or swim from the North to South Pole.
Well - sort of.
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Bipolar UK is launching a 10-month challenge asking people to run, walk, cycle or swim 49,008km/24,860 miles – the equivalent distance from the North to the South Pole.
This is all to raise awareness about being bipolar and highlight the extreme highs and lows of the condition.
Bipolar UK will share virtual postcards to highlight key milestones along the way, including Greenwich in London, Valencia in Spain, Accra in Ghana, Null Island in the Atlantic Ocean and the finish line at their London office.
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
The Brain Charity. The Brain Charity provides free support for carers, friends and family of people with any form of neurological condition. Support them here.
Campaign to End Loneliness. This charity campaigns to make sure that people most at risk of loneliness are reached and supported. Support them here.
Samaritans. Samaritans works to make sure there's always someone there for anyone who needs someone. Find out more here.