In October I am taking part in York's Marathon Month 2023. I am aiming to raise £150 for Mentally Fit York by walking a virtual 26.2 mile marathon in October. My plan is to walk two half marathons and to do as much walking as I can on the other days. I will keep a log of how far I walk and add updates to this page.
I have previously completed the Great York Walk in 2021, 2022, and 2023. For much of my life I have found that walking long distances (often with four-legged friends) has been beneficial to my mental health. I see this event as an opportunity to use the act of walking, which has been so helpful to me, as a means of raising money that will help to improve the mental health of others.
about mentally fit york
My marathon will be in aid of Mentally Fit York, which will promote good mental health on a local, national and international scale. Your support will be used to fund initiatives such as 24/7 mental health support for York students and research projects to further our understanding of mental health issues and the barriers to accessing support services.
Your support may also go towards providing suicide prevention training, Mental Health Nursing Scholarships or it could contribute to a range of other initiatives which are decided by an expert panel of mental health and wellbeing researchers, practitioners and advocates. Find out more about what Mentally Fit York has supported here.