Today, we headed down to Imperial College Boat Club because we want to talk about the launch of a campaign called Rowing Together for Healthy Minds, a non-profit founded by a group of university students with the goal of changing the way the rowing community thinks about mental health.
I’ve had depression for quite a while. It was first noticeable to me halfway through secondary school. I had recently taken up rowing and used it as a temporary cure. A strong training schedule kept my mind distracted from the rest of my work and home life. Time away, with friends on the water worked well as a distraction, however as the winter months came, as for all people, training became tougher and less light-hearted.