Professor John Gibson in walking challenge to raise awareness of suicide impact

Professor John Gibson in walking challenge to raise awareness of suicide impact

Professor John Gibson has this week set off on a fundraising walk from Land's End to John O'Groats alongside his wife Isobel, to raise awareness of the impact of suicide on families.

The couple’s son Cameron died by suicide in 2019, which led them to set up their new charity, the Canmore Trust, in his memory.  John was previously Director at the University’s Institute of Dentistry and retired shortly after his son’s death.

The Trust aims to promote and develop the concept of ‘safe spaces’ in suicide prevention, which can be found inside our minds, our school classrooms, our workplaces and our homes, ensuring that these are available to anyone affected by suicidal distress.

Staff and students at the University’s Institute of Dentistry and Aberdeen Dental Hospital plan to get involved with John and Isobel's amazing venture with a number of events aimed at raising donations for the charity, including joining the couple on a stage of their walk.

Anyone interested in joining John and Isobel on their walk, and in doing so raising sponsorship for the Canmore Trust, can email iod-admin@abdn.ac.uk for further details. 

You can also donate directly here, and follow them on their journey via social media – search for #onemanwalkingamilliontalking

 

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