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I'm taking on The Short York Walk, a 25 mile walking event in order to raise funds for Mentally Fit York at the University of York. I will be completing the walk as part of my daily exercise over the period of a week, as I've only left the house 3 times since March 23rd I think this is long over due!
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. My walk will be in aid of the Mentally Fit York Fund, which will promote good mental health across the city of York and beyond. Your support will be used to fund research projects looking to further our understanding of mental health issues as well as to support on the ground mental health initiatives within the community.
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 health in York and beyond! :) (P.S. If you want to join me on the walk, you can sign up here.)