Rachael's 1 Million Steps for Penumbra
I have challenged myself to do 1 million steps over 50 days, to raise money for the new Penumbra centre ‘Hope Point, Dundee Wellbeing Support’.
While I never had a set career in mind when finishing university, I always knew I wanted to do something that would make a difference to people. I was so thankful to start working for Penumbra in May this year as a Mental Health and Wellbeing (Peer) Worker at Hope Point. I have dealt with a lot of my own personal struggles with mental health in the past, so I am grateful that now I get to use those experiences to make a positive impact and help support people.
While I never had a set career in mind when finishing university, I always knew I wanted to do something that would make a difference to people.
Working with Penumbra has had such a positive impact on my life. The team I work with are all incredible people! Everyone is so understanding and open when it comes to mental health which makes a huge difference to how you feel in and out of work.
Penumbra is an amazing charity that offers so many different kinds of support to those struggling with mental health. Being a part of the team at Hope Point I get to see firsthand the positive impact it has on people, and this was my motivation to challenge myself to do this fundraiser. Mental health affects 1 in 4 people in Scotland, so for anyone that is thinking about fundraising, go for it!