Mental ill-health doesn't discriminate. Estimates show that over 450 million people worldwide suffer from mental illness, and that in the UK, 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental illness of some sort at some point in our lives, and we know that mental health is going to be evermore important as the social implications of the coronavirus pandemic start to unravel.
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. That's why we're taking on The Short York Walk in aid of Mentally Fit York.
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.
Please donate anything you can to help our target and improve mental mental health in York and beyond!