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Fearless mental health charities take part in the Icy English Channel for International Women’s Day

BRAVE charity workers made International Women’s Day spotlight – by diving in the icy waters of the English Channel.

Five fearless people represent mental health charity NHS Continue spends 1.6 minutes at sea – to reflect the 1.6 million women who experience domestic abuse in the UK each year.

Brave women from mental health charity NHS Heads On brace themselves in icy waters

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Brave women from mental health charity NHS Heads On brace themselves in icy waters
They soak for 1.6 minutes - to reflect the 1.6 million victims of domestic abuse in the UK each year

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They soak for 1.6 minutes – to reflect the 1.6 million victims of domestic abuse in the UK each year

Rachael Duke, Harriet Wood, Abi Harley, Amanda Jones and Jennie Bell hit the cobbles in Worthing, West Sussex, to join the international #breakthebias movement – raising awareness against bias and promoting equality , diversity and inclusion.

For one in four women experiencing domestic abuse, the impact on mental health can be profound and lasting.

Trauma of abuse can be related to depression, anxiety, PTSD, and substance abuse.

Exposure to domestic abuse also has a significant impact on children’s mental health, with a clear association with poorer educational outcomes and mental health problems.

Funds raised through the group’s underwater immersion will go towards supporting the mental health rehabilitation of staff and service users who are survivors of domestic violence at Gay sex.

Rachael Duke, Head of Charity at Heads On, said: “On International Women’s Day, we wanted to raise awareness about domestic abuse and celebrate the incredible achievement of victims of domestic abuse. family.

“All women should be able to live abuse-free lives and access the support they need to recover, without fear of being judged on their experience.

“By building awareness and understanding, we hope to create a more compassionate world that supports women’s recovery and puts their needs first.

“A huge thank you to everyone who sponsored us.”

To donate to the Heads On team’s fundraising effort, visit their JustGiving page this.

International Women’s Day has been marked on 8 March every year for over a century and each year has a different theme.

The Sun started the celebration a day early by arranging for four famous women to speak at the Breaking The Bias panel debate, where each discussed how they made their television careers successful.

Outstanding Women on International Women's Day

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Outstanding Women on International Women’s Day
LR: Rachael Duke, Harriet Wood, Abi Harley, Amanda Jones, Jennie Bell

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LR: Rachael Duke, Harriet Wood, Abi Harley, Amanda Jones, Jennie Bell

The strong female force includes Loose Women’s Charlene White, The Chase’s Anne Hegerty, former BBC breakfast presenter Louise Minchin and reality TV star Ferne McCann.

They all shared inspirational advice for young children, with Charlene White saying: “We have to remember that nature is gender-bomb and period and babies, we’re rock stars. !”

Ferne added: “When it’s not your fault, no one can argue with that. I’ve learned that it’s the hard road.”

International Women’s Day has been marked on 8 March every year for over a century and each year has a different theme.

With our nationwide #RiseUpAndShine ad campaign, The Sun is challenging inequality globally

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With our nationwide #RiseUpAndShine ad campaign, The Sun is challenging inequality globally
We've placed more than 2,000 billboards and bus stop ads around the country to prove just how false some famous myths are.

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We’ve placed more than 2,000 billboards and bus stop advertisements around the country to prove just how false some famous myths are.
Among them are assumptions about women driving, women sports, and women leaders

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Among them are assumptions about women driving, women sports, and women leaders

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