FAQs – Climb Mountains for Mental Health

Are you ready to climb Mount Kosciuszko, Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Everest in support of Wesley Mission’s mental health awareness and support services? Or do you need a little more information?

To help you find the answers you need, we’ve put together a list of our most frequently asked questions.

If you can’t find the answer to your questions here, contact us today at partnerships@wesleymission.org.au. We’re here to help!

Climb Mountains for Mental Health is a fundraising challenge run by Wesley Mission throughout October. The challenge invites you to take on one of three of the world’s highest mountains in support of Wesley Mission’s mental health awareness and support services. You can choose to walk, run, cycle, row, swim or whatever suits you, the equivalent distance to the summit of your chosen peak.

Although Climb Mountains for Mental Health runs throughout October, you can choose the timeframe in which you (or your team) complete your challenge – whether it’s a day, a week or even a couple of months. We recommend that you set an achievable timeframe that reflects your fitness level and home and work commitments.

Climb Mountains for Mental Health is an inclusive challenge that welcomes people of all fitness levels. You can choose to climb one or all three mountains in a timeframe that suits you.

As part of Climb Mountains for Mental Health, you can walk, cycle, swim, row or run or whatever suits you, the equivalent distance to the summit of your chosen peak. You can even complete the challenge from inside your home. Have a staircase? Make up the kilometres by climbing your staircase.

Yes! You can choose whether you’d like to participate as an individual or as part of a team. Either way, you’ll be supported every step of the way to your chosen summit.

Once you’ve registered and set up your Grassrootz fundraising page, we recommend connecting your Strava/Apple watch or FitBit to Grassrootz to track your progress.

Connecting your smart watch or fitness tracker to Grassrootz is quick and simple. Log in to Grassrootz then select ‘View page’. On your page, click ‘Manage fitness app’ then ‘Link fitness platform’. Choose your relevant app then follow the steps to connect.

No problem. Just record your distance and post it to your Grassrootz fundraising page. Sharing your progress helps keep your supporters informed and up to date with your progress.

We recommend sharing your Grassrootz fundraising page link with your family, friends, colleagues and networks to let them know you’re fundraising to support Wesley Mission’s mental health awareness and support services. You can post your Grassrootz fundraising page link to social media, email it (and add it to your email signature) and even put it on posters on your community, church or sporting group’s notice board.

We recommend it. Customising your Grassrootz fundraising page allows you to share your personal reason for participating in Climb Mountains for Mental Health – why are you doing it. This is what your family, friends, colleagues and networks want to know and it’s why they’ll donate to you.

To customise your fundraising page, log in to Grassrootz, select ‘View page’ then click ‘Edit page’. Here you can share your reason for taking on the challenge and fundraising target, change your page name, join a team, post updates and add photos or images.

As part of Climb Mountains for Mental Health, you’ll raise vital funds to support Wesley Mission’s mental health awareness and support services, including Lifeline Sydney & Sutherland 24/7 crisis support and Wesley LifeForce suicide prevention services.

Ready to register?

Click here to register for Climb Mountains for Mental Health. And remember, if you can’t find the answers you need, contact us today at partnerships@wesleymission.org.au. We’re here to help!

Can’t participate this year? No worries, you can donate instead.

Reach out for support

Are you going ok? If you need to talk to someone, our trained Lifeline Sydney & Sutherland volunteers are only a phone call away. Connect with Lifeline on 13 11 14 or chat online.

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