Ride for Relief 2018
Be part of our charity Cycling & Bathing event
Peninsula Hot Springs is honoured to announce that we will be hosting ‘Ride for Relief’—a unique charity & bathing event that will raise funds and awareness to support the one in five Australians affected by mental illness each year.
Sunday 21st October 2018
Our group of riders will meet at Peninsula Hot Springs to take off on a spectacular scenic ride around Mornington Peninsula, followed by a delicious lunch and afternoon of relaxation in our natural geothermal pools. This professionally arranged and fully supported ride will be assisted by Connect Sport Australia and includes, lead riders, a bike mechanic and first aid specialist.
The funds raised from this event will go to our charity partner Mentis Assist, a not-for-profit, Melbourne organisation that provides specialised mental health services for people living with diagnosed mental illnesses (and their carers). These funds will be used to promote accessible mental health and physical wellbeing opportunities that work to build strong and resilient individuals and communities.
The cost of registration for each rider is $180 as well as a fundraising commitment. Click on the button below to register your interest. For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Bade Stapleton on 0407 114 439.
Look out for our early bird option for registrations before 31 July
– Ride with on-road support vehicles and crew, including morning tea
– Lunch and hot springs bathing at Peninsula Hot Springs after the ride
– 2 x take-home bathing vouchers to invite a friend who may be living with mental health challenges
– Ride for Relief jersey made by Santini
– A fundraising target of $500 per rider to raise much needed funds for Mentis Assist
(Actual value for each rider is worth over $300)
– Peninsula Hot Springs 60 minutes signature body massage is available for all riders at $100 extra (RPP $150)
stories from Mentis Assist
Mentis Assist helps many Australians living with mental health conditions. Read some of their stories below and discover more about their valuable work and how the funds raised could be used.
Eliza was 47 years of age when she was referred to the Mentis Assist Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS) program. She was on the verge of bankruptcy and living with depression and substance use. She believed she didn’t deserve any better. In just nine months, gentle guidance and support from Mentis Assist uncovered Eliza’s true personality – a smart, caring, likable woman, with a great sense of humour.
Having been diagnosed with schizophrenia and suffering from mental illness for 30 years and recurring homelessness for five years, Murray’s self-esteem and confidence were at a real low point. Any improvements in his self-worth quickly deteriorated once he found himself back on the streets.
Murray was finally introduced to Mentis Assist’s homeless team, who helped Murray work through the sitgma attached to homelessness and change the way he saw himself. The team also provided him with the tools to overcome adversity and most importantly to link back with his family, with whom he had no contact for 10 years.
Emma, a 49-year-old mother of two, felt helpless and as though her life was not worth living when she was diagnosed with bipolar and borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety. It took two years, but with Mentis Assist’s personalized and collaborative assistance, Emma slowly began to rebuild her life.