(if you like walks, and you like york, you'll love...)
the great york walk!
What am i doing?
On October 12th 2019 I'll be doing The Great York Walk, a 25 mile walking event, in order to raise funds for Mentally Fit York at the University of York.
Why am i doing it?
I have many years' experience supporting a close family member who has faced ongoing mental health issues, and a number of my friends have struggled at some point with their mental wellbeing. As a result, I'm profoundly aware of the urgent need for improved mental health services in the NHS, on our university campuses, and in the community at large. This is a campaign that's very close to my heart.
Where will the money go?
The Mentally Fit York Fund is designed to promote good mental health at the University of York and beyond.
Your support will be used to fund initiatives such as:
- mental health first aid
- research projects to help us further understand mental health issues and the barriers to accessing support services
- mental health nursing scholarships to help better equip the NHS to deal with the increased demand for mental healthcare
If I hit my target, 10 people will be able to receive mental health first aid training, or we'll be able to support a Mental Health Nursing Scholar for about half a term.
Any donation, however small, would be very gratefully received. Thank you!