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I'm taking on The Short York Walk, a challenge walking event in order to raise 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. Taking the time to consider your mental wellbeing is crucial and I am proud to support and promote such a good cause, especially in conjunction with encouraging exercise, fresh air and actively taking a break from work!
My walk will be in aid of the Mentally Fit York Fund, which will promote good mental health both at the University and across the city of York. Your support will be used to fund initiatives such as 24/7 mental health support for York student and 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.
Please donate anything you can to help my target and improve mental mental health in York and beyond! :) (P.S. If you want to join me on the walk, you can sign up here.)