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We are staff members in the Department of Biology/Hull York Medical School at the University of York. We have a variety of roles (HR, Facilities, Teaching and Research) which exposes us to both staff and students with mental health issues. Often mental health services are over stretched. We are walking a marathon with the aim to raise awareness of mental health and raise funds for mental health support for those who need it.
Mentally Fit York promotes good mental health both at the University and across the city of York. Your support will be used to fund initiatives such as mental health first aid, as well as research projects looking to further our understanding of mental health issues and the barriers to accessing support services.
Your support may also go towards providing Mental Health Nursing Scholarships, helping to ensure that the NHS is equipped to deal with the increased demand for mental healthcare as we start to become more comfortable in including discussions of mental health when we talk about our health and wellbeing in our communities.
If we hit our target, 10 people will be able to receive mental health first aid training or we'll be able to support a Mental Health Nursing Scholar for about half a term - please donate anything you can to help us make this happen!