Maddy is taking part in York's Marathon Month 2023!

A project by: Maddy Elliott



from 22 donors

Sponsor me to walk a marathon to help transform the state of mental health in York


I'm taking part in York's Marathon Month 2023 to help to transform mental health by raising funds for Mentally Fit York at the University of York. Mental ill-health doesn't discriminate and whether we're experts in mental health or not, we should all be able to feel safe and supported in talking to each other about our mental health.

So together with a great community of people I'm going to complete a virtual marathon in the month of October! I am taking part because I would like people to be able to access help when they need it. It is very difficult to ask for help and so I would like my money to go towards exploring why there are barriers in accessing help and how these can be overcome.  Please donate anything you can to help my target and improve mental health in York and beyond! :) (P.S. If you want to find out more about York's Marathon Month and the cause you can do so here).

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.  It has already pledged to support Togetherall for three years, an online platform of 24/7 support for all students at York; it supports the research of the new Institute of Mental Health and has funded 21 Mental Health Nursing scholarships so far, among many other achievements.  It is amazing, basically!