A support worker for children is encouraging people to talk about their mental health by launching a new website and podcast. Matthew Creel is also raising money for Mind by climbing the equivalent of Mount Kilimanjaro in his own house.
The indoor challenge will see the 38-year-old go up his stairs 1,684 times- to match the height of the highest mountain in Africa. He hopes to reach the ‘summit’ in around 15 hours.
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He said: “The world is a crazy place right now all frontline workers and NHS staff must feel like they have a mountain to climb so I have set myself a challenge. On Thursday 16 April I will be climbing the equivalent of Kilimanjaro using the stairs in my house. That’s 1,684 flights of stairs or 20,208 steps.”
TidyButt- a new blog and podcast about mental health
Tidy Butt is the new site where Matthew will blog about mental health. The site also has an Instagram page and Facebook group where he regularly posts videos. On his site he says: “I’m not a professional but I’m a brilliant cwtcher and even better coffee drinker. With the increased cases of mental health in the valleys and surrounding areas my aim is to raise awareness
“I’ll be writing a regular blog post where I’ve researched or experienced something that could be useful in helping with our mental health or wellbeing.
“Like I said I’m not a professional so my aim with the podcast is to bring as much value as possible through interviewing professionals in their field, whether its mental health, wellbeing, coaching, exercise, diet and so much more.
“Through regular blogs and podcasting we can help to break the stigma on mental health.”
Matthew, who lives in Abertillery, featured on Cwmbran Life last Christmas Day when he helped out at a community dinner event.
Barber Matthew Creel was one of the amazing volunteers at today's community Christmas Day dinner. He brought his kit and did haircuts for any volunteers or guests who wanted a trim 🙂 💈🎅🤶🌲🎁
Posted by Cwmbran Life on Wednesday, December 25, 2019