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I'm taking part in the Yorkshire 10 mile race to raise funds for Mental Health initiatives and research through the Mentally Fit York campaign. The donations will make a contribution to mental health research to inform better practice, leading to a positive impact on peoples lives. Everyone will have friends or family (or even themselves!) who have been impacted by mental health challenges and I want make a contribution to ensure everyone has access to the support they need.
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 I hit my 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 me make this happen!