Suicide represents the largest cause of death for men under 50. Through 2017, 5,821 suicides were recorded in Great Britain, of these, 75% were males.
In the year of 2017 I lost my best friend due to suicide.Alex Fitz – Founder
Joe was an amazing human. He inspired and helped so many but like many others he suffered in silence.
When he left us the way that he did, it left a hole that could never be filled. Life became a challenge, you never really get to fill the hole, you learn that life is not about getting over such problems but learning how to accept them.
I was inspired in many ways by Joe, he taught myself and many others so much, to say he helped me through life would be an understatement and I feel blessed to of had the chance to share so much life with him.
His opportunities were endless, he had talent in all aspects of life and we shared so many hobbies.
And this is where Joe’s Giants was born.
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 will do this by creating safe and enjoyable events specifically designed by Joe’s Giants. We like to create a relaxed and friendly environment. We are an ordinary group of individuals looking to connect people with the outdoors. 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, 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 to help people in a way that we believe through our own experience is a coping method that helps to soothe the mind, keep you motivated through life and help with those everyday battles that we all struggle with behind closed doors. With the current world status in pandemic, life has become tougher for many but for some this isolation has only escalated an increase in poorer mental health. Many have lost loved ones and lost touch with the world that we knew before we became such a turning point in history.
We want you to climb your mind
Alex Fitzgerald, from Southport, founder of Joe’s Giants, outdoor enthusiast and mountain leader trained. Happiest when out on the fells or reaching a peak, and leading others through mounting terrain, sharing stories, and clearing the brain.
Billy is an outdoor enthusiastic, instructor and a keen adventurer. He has been passionate about the outdoors all is life and has gone on to complete a BA(Hons) in Outdoor Education at the University of Cumbria (2017). Over the years Billy has worked in a variety of outdoor centres enabling him to pick up some qualifications including Mountain Leader, Rock Climbing and first aid training.