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I’m taking on The Great York Walk with my amazing mum and friends: Amy, Laura, Matt and Rebecca who are helping to contribute miles towards a target of 500 miles and raise £150. This is a walking challenge event that will help to transform mental health by raising funds for Mentally Fit York at the University of York. Mental ill-health doesn't discriminate and right now, mental health has never been more important as the social implications of coronavirus begin to unravel. If anyone knows me, 500 miles is ambitious but I couldn’t be more pleased to take on the challenge.
Together with loads of other people - some with a connection to York, some with no connection - We’re going to be counting our daily steps for the next three months (10th May - 31st July) to contribute to a 25,000 mile walking goal. That's the equivalent of a walk around the Earth! I will also be doing longer, planned walks for each month of the challenge period. The challenge starts on 10th May coinciding with Mental Health Awarness week, so I not only ask if you can donate anything to help reach the target and improve mental health in York and beyond but I also ask that you give some time to focus on your own self care and loved ones!
About Mentally Fit York
Our walk will be in aid of Mentally Fit York, which will promote good mental health on a local, national and international scale. Your support will be used to fund initiatives such as 24/7 mental health support for York students and research projects to further our understanding of mental health issues and the barriers to accessing support services. Your support may also go towards providing suicide prevention training, Mental Health Nursing Scholarships or it could contribute to a range of other initiatives which are decided by an expert panel of mental health and wellbeing researchers, practitioners and advocates. Find out more about what Mentally Fit York has supported here.
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