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Rachel Ashe

Rachel Ashe is an outdoor swimmer, artist and eternal optimist. In 2019, she founded Mental Health Swims, an award winning UK based peer support organisation that celebrates the healing power of cold water and community. Back on dry land you’ll find her working with universities, mental health charities and environmental projects to champion kindness as the antidote to mental health stigma.
Rachel has written for Mind charity, Therapy today magazine and has recently been interviewed by The New York Times and the BBC World service. Rachel lives with mental illness herself and is passionate about social prescribing, empowering patients to find solace in the outdoors and campaigning to end mental illness stigma.