John Dempster is a 25-year-old South African rower living with mental health issues. In December 2019 John will attempt to row solo 3 000 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean in the 2019 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

John Dempster

John has created an organisation, Watering the Mind, and has partnered with The South Africa Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) to use the challenge to inspire South Africans suffering from mental health issues to seek help and break the stigma surrounding their suffering.