Joan takes on The Great York Walk 2022

A project by: Joan Concannon



from 26 donors

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


I'm taking on on The Great York Walk, a 25 mile (40km) marathon walking event. I'll be walking with my husband and other friends from our University community. So together with a great community of people - some with a connection to York, some with no connection - we're going to walk 25 miles on the 28th May around York. We're stocking up on plasters and a truck-load of voltero and your help in giving us an incentive to stagger the whole way round would be massively appreciatedl! Please help us to raise funding 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.

The Great York Walk starts at the University, crossing Monk Stray, Bootham Stray, Clifton Ings, Hob Moor, Knavesmire, Fulford Ings and Walmgate Stray before heading back to the University campus.

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 the walk and the cause you can do so here)

about mentally fit york

My walk 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.