North Fremantle resident shares personal story during Ride for Youth journey

Mim Hedges (22) and Kate Annear (27) with female riders gearing up for Hawaiian Ride for Youth Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d491419
Mim Hedges (22) and Kate Annear (27) with female riders gearing up for Hawaiian Ride for Youth Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d491419

KATE Annear struggled to get out of bed some days during university.

The 27-year-old suffered from depression and anxiety but sought help to get back on track.

However, the North Fremantle resident wishes more people had spoken about mental health when she was at school.

From March 26-30, Ms Annear will hit the road on her bike and ride 700km with her teammates to raise money for Youth Focus, sharing her story along the way.

“I’m talking at a school in Wagin. It’s pretty emotional but it’s good to get the message out there to kids,” she said.

“I didn’t have anything like that at school.

“We need to get rid of the stigma.”

It will be Ms Annear’s second Ride for Youth and opportunity to help young people.

“It was really good to know I was able to help some kids and let them know they’re not alone,” she said.

Mim Hedges is embarking on her first Ride for Youth joining her dad John Hedges in a team and said she felt very supported.

Donate at https://www.rideforyouth.com.au/.