We NEED YOUR HELP!
Team Access and Outreach & Student Recruitment is taking on The Short York Walk, a challenge walking event in order to raise funds for Mentally Fit York at the University of York. We had signed up to do The Great York Walk, a 25 mile walk due to take place on the 31st May, but due to the current situation this was unfortunately cancelled. Nonetheless, we'd still like to do our bit to raise funds to help mental health and wellbeing.
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. Our walks 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 well-being in our communities.
Please donate anything you can to help our target and improve mental mental health in York and beyond! (P.S. If you want to join us on the walk, you can sign up here.)