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We're doing the Great York Walk which is 25 miles around the city of York to raise money to support mental health research at the University of York. The walk is part of the University's York Unlimited campaign.
Mentally Fit York forms part of the university’s £120 million fundraising campaign, York Unlimited, to help tackle some of the most pressing global challenges, such as ensuring good mental health, access to education and job creation.
The fund will also be used to support £2,000 nursing scholarships in mental health, as well as research projects looking to increase understanding of mental health issues and the barriers to accessing support services.
All funds raised will enable the university to continue to carry out research into initiatives aimed at promoting good mental health and improving the resources that are available to support mental health.
Kathryn - many family members, friends and colleagues in my life have experienced poor mental health and it's sometimes been difficult for them to access support at the right time. During every step of the walk I'll be thinking about some of the difficult times they've been through and how your donations will make things better in the future.
Katie - I have been lucky enough to access mental health support in the past when I have needed it, and it had a hugely positive effect on my life. I know that by doing this walk I will be doing my part to increase mental health support and provision in our city, and enabling someone else to get the support that I did.
Kathryn will be live tweeting throughout the walk follow her (and hopefully Katie!) @kathrynamyhill