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05.01.21

Finding your Edge: mental wellbeing and climbing

As part of our series looking at mental health and climbing we are delighted to host our first-ever online event with Hetty Key who will share results from her research on wellbeing and the outdoors, talk about the Women’s Trad Festival and answer your questions.

 

THU 21 JANUARY 2021, 7.30PM

for 1hr approx

OPEN TO ALL (NOT JUST WOMEN!)
FREE BUT MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

You will be sent a link to attend. You will not be on camera, but there is a chat functionality to submit questions or for discussion during the event.

SUBMIT QUESTIONS

You can submit questions in advance to Helen (with Hetty Key in the subject line) or via the chat function on the night.

 

Finding your Edge: mental wellbeing and climbing

In this session, Hetty will tell us more about what she has learnt from her research into mental wellbeing and the outdoors. Then talk about how this translates into running Women’s Trad Festival and her own experience climbing.

This session welcomes questions and open, frank discussion about the good, the bad and the ugly moments of climbing. And looks at why (despite the occasional mid-route meltdowns), climbing is so good for our wellbeing. Hetty will also talk through what small steps we can take to get started and how to maximise the positive effects of climbing!

 

About Hetty Key

Hetty Key is a keen outdoorswoman who loves adventure, endurance and data!

Hetty runs Women in Adventure – an independent research company championing women in the outdoors. She is also a director of Women’s Trad Festival – a popular climbing festival centred around three core values: accessibility, sustainability and mental wellbeing. Combining her love of the outdoors with her scientific background, Hetty is passionate about using data to increase diversity and improve accessibility within the outdoors. Her research looks closely at the links between positive mental wellbeing and the outdoors as well as participation and sustainability.

When she’s not staring at spreadsheets or deep in festival logistics, you can typically find Hetty faffing with climbing gear, swimming in icy rivers, running up hills or falling off her mountain bike. When it comes to her own personal adventures, she likes to bite off more than she can chew and is rather fond of type two fun!

Women in adventure / Women’s Trad Festival
Hetty on Instagram: @mudchalkandgears
Hetty on Twitter: @women_adventure and @hettykey

Photo © Jessie Leong

 

OTHER FREE ONLINE EVENTS

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Hazel Findlay’s Finding the positive – the psychology of climbing
Thu 18 February 2021, 7.30pm
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