no blisters sisters

Larapinta Challenge 2021

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Jo and I are raising money for Black Dog by doing the Larapinta Challenge 2021! Please support us 😊
As GPs we have both seen the fear and despair associated with staring into they abyss of anxiety, finding yourself in the depths of a depression or the terror of a psychotic event. In our personal lives we have both been touched by the tentacles of mental illness and have remarked at the difficulties in getting the right care at the right time.
Last year has been a year like no other in terms of the mental health issues that have been triggered or revealed by the pressures and anxiety of a pandemic and economic fallout.
Services like Lifeline, Beyond Blue and the Black Dog Institute have been inundated by people needing support.
We have decided to join the Black Dog’s Larapinta challenge, hiking up to 20kms a day in Central Australia over 5 days in the beautiful West MacDonnell Ranges to help raise much needed funds for this support service
The funds we raise will support all of the Institute’s work, as well as contribute in particular to the expansion and continued national rollout of their education workshops, mental health training and community awareness programs. These programs are vital, particularly in regional and rural areas, to ensure that all Australians have access to the care, information and resources that they need. Your generous donation will help to:
• Deliver mental health training workshops to GPs, mental health nurses, Indigenous health workers, psychologist and other allied health professionals so that they can accurately diagnose, treat and manage their patients with mental illness and suicidal thoughts.
• Continue to develop and deliver up-to-date and best practice mental health resources for public access throughout Australia.
• Expand the network of volunteer lived experience presenters, and train them to effectively deliver mental health literacy and awareness programs to their communities, in particular in those parts of the country where access to help and resources may be limited.
• Continue to build their youth-based education programs and help them to roll them out in Australian high schools nationally.
Please follow the link below to make a donation to our cause!
Thank you, every little bit counts 😊

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Anonymous

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Katie D

Jo and Amandeep, the dream team for this challenge! Wishing you a wonderful adventure!

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Joanna Sharp

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Amandeep Hansra

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Lola Robertson

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Nicole Bayliss

Good luck Jo! ❤️

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Patricia Robertson

Such a good cause darling. Good luck to both of you xx

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Andrew Sharp

Good luck Joanna!

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Beth Jackson

Best wishes Jo, beth and John Griffiths

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Anthony K

Good Luck!

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Benson

Such a great cause guys! :-)

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Anna Desjardins

Go No Blister Sisters!! Larapinta sounds amazing, I’ll be hanging for a blow-by-blow account of the adventure!

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Maria Wrobel

Well done to the no blisters sisters! 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

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Jonathon Miller

A great cause, well done Jo!

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Danny L Cai

Good luck. Wonderful cause.

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Caitlyn Lovett

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Darren

Awesome effort.. Good luck Amandeep

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Eucalyptus

Good luck Jo!! From everyone at Eucalyptus xx

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Peter Prasad

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Michael Dennison

Good luck!

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Andrew D’souza

A walk in the park, Jo!

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Michele Beck

You go girl 💪

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Jenno

Jo, you champ! Thank you for doing this.

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Jeffrey Favaloro

Showing some hustle Joey xxx

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Celia

You’ll crush it Joey!! Enjoy the stunning Larapinta vistas. Hope you don’t get no blistas . What an inspiring pair of sistas!! How I wish I could be with ya’s 😉

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Amanda Stephens

Well done!

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Geetha Shsrp

Amazing thing to do!!!

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Lorraine

Good luck ladies

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Alice R

Go Jo! So proud xx

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Georgina Beattie

Good luck Jo!

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Andrew D'souza

Good luck Sisters!

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Alison Blazey

Good luck Jo!

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Ange

Go Jo! Enjoy the adventure!!

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Genevieve Buzo

Amazing work, Jo! Xx

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Jean Davitt

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Di Liebmann

You are doing a great job Jo.Di and Steve.

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Kathy Fitzgerald

Good luck Amandeep and Jo :) what an inspirational endeavour for such an important cause.

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Ashe Coxon

Awesome work!!!!

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Anonymous

Well done Jo. Fantastic effort. Amazing. Sending love to you x

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Cheryl Ou Yong

Way to go Amandeep!

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Kate Hansen

You are amazing and an inspiration. Such a great cause. x

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Graeme Davy

Good way to get away from the gibberer, Jo Its scenic country up there

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Anonymous

Walking is great for mental health and wishing you “no blisters” sistas!! 👏

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Cath Mcgettigan

Such a wonderful effort Joey. Love Cath and Tone

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Laura O'toole