I’ve written before about the problem of mental illness here, and how so much more needs to be done about the problems, often on the street and in public, that mental health issues cause. I’m happy, therefore, to help publicise a charity hike down the Masca gorge to the sea, then kayak back to Los Gigantes, on Saturday, 10 October. Kayak places are limited so if you would like to take part, call Lisa Allard on 636 271 853 or Liz on 661 274 281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As I say HERE, the word “charity” is much used and abused here, but this event is through a charity in the proper sense. En Pié is a “fundacion”, whose website is HERE with all details needed to check out its formal and legal status in Spain (it also has a Facebook page HERE). It is a “charity” in the full sense, founded to raise awareness and to support people with severe mental health problems, which seeks to improve the integration and reduce the stigma of those suffering mental illness.