Episode 15

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26th Jun 2020

Paddlecast with Etienne Stott - mental health with adventurers Darren Clarkson-King and Nick Ray

Warning - some topics discussed are of a sensitive nature.

Etienne's joined by two paddling adventurers Nick Ray, a sea-kayaking specialist and Darren Clarkson-King who talk about how the water helps with mental health.

Darren is the only paddler to have kayaked all the rivers that flow from Everest.  He talks to Etienne about how what he believes we learn from adventures.  He thinks
kayaking challenges people in a way that no other sport does.  He's passionate about it for personal development.

Nick is very open about his mental health challenges, including an attempt on his own life last year.  He talks about how sea-kayaking and the outdoors helps him.


@PLE_AND_ME is where you'll find Darren on twitter
and his website is purelandexpeditions.com

Nick's website is www.lifeafloat.co.uk and you can follow him on twitter @lifeafloat

www.mind.org.uk. for more information on mental health
www.samaritans.org.uk
www.britishcanoeing.org.uk for more details about paddling

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About the Podcast

The Paddler's Podcast - with the Clear Access, Clear Waters campaign
Olympic gold medal winner and climate change campaigner Etienne Stott introduces The Paddler's Podcast. There's so much being done to make sure you can take your canoe or stand up paddleboard in rivers and waterways across the UK. We'll hear inspiri...
Olympic gold medal winner and climate change campaigner Etienne Stott introduces The Paddler's Podcast. There's so much being done to make sure you can take your canoe or stand up paddleboard in rivers and waterways across the UK. We'll hear inspiring stories of the people who are making big differences to the environment to help others and you'll find out how you can get involved.