Suicide represents the largest cause of death for men under 50. Through 2017, 5,821 suicides were recorded in Great Britain, of which, 75% were males. In the year of 2017 Joe lost his life to suicide he was a great friend of ours and was loved by others, Joe was an amazing human. He inspired and helped so many but like many others he suffered in silence…
The aim of the group is to reconnect people with the outdoors and promote the benefits it plays on our lives and mental health.
We do this by creating safe and enjoyable events specifically designed by Joe’s Giants. We welcome all who would like to challenge their brain in a way that can’t be achieved from everyday routines. We are not asking you to talk if you do not want to, this society is about leaving those problems behind, tackling an achievement that stands in your way, overcoming obstacles and challenging the mind and body to what is possible when you persevere, carry on and do not give up.
We want you to climb
A mountain and mental health have a lot in common. Mountains, like problems, can feel so daunting within the moment, you want to give up because you are too tired to carry on but you strive forward and when you reach the top you are welcomed with the sense of massive achievement that kick starts positive endorphins within the brain. When you work past a problem and deal with mental health you are riding a mountain within the mind. No mountain too big or no problem too small there is always an end.
Let us pull you away from that mountain within your brain
Anybody is free to join our climbs no matter the skill level, even if you have never tried anything like this before.
Each event listing has a difficulty level which are all explained below. If you are still unsure which to join, please feel free to get in touch with us first before booking. All of our climbs are FREE but we do ask for a £5 booking deposit which is refundable on the day of the climb. If you do not have the funds to pay the deposit, don’t worry, just get in touch and we will do our best to assist.
Low Level Walks
Perfect for groups and anybody who has never climbed a mountain before. Still the same sense of achievement and views at the top. Guaranteed!
The next step or for people who have had some experience in hiking. Slightly tougher climbs helping push your abilities further.
Experienced climbers only for these climbs. Our walk leaders will recommend these to you once they have assessed your ability.
Below is some of our most asked questions. If you need any more information please do get in touch.
How To Join Our Climbs
To join one of our climbs, click the book now button below or the Climbs section at the top of our page, to see upcoming events. We will always try to accommodate everyone, so if you have any questions please do get in touch.
How Do I Get There
All of the details for car parking are listed in the event description. If travelling on public transport Windemere is the closest train station. If travelling by train please email us so we can arrange one of the walk leaders to collect you from the station.
How Much Does It Cost
Our walks are completely FREE. We just ask for a £5 deposit which is refundable on the day. Any deposits not collected go directly back into the charity running costs making sure we can help even more people.
We offer all of our climbs for FREE.
This is to ensure anybody can get help without worrying about costs.
This means 100% of our costs are covered by donations
Any donation amount is greatly appreciated and helps our cause, ensuring everybody has access to our climbs.
Keep up to date with latest news and updates from the charity
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Joe’s Giants held an exhibition over the weekend of the 10th September 2021 at Keswick Mountain Festival. Our ambition was to promote the work we offer and highlight the importance …