Francesca and Stephanie take on The Great York Walk!

A project by: Francesca Horsfield and Stephanie Bilton


WE RAISED £3,175

from 45 donors

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


We are taking on The Great York Walk, a 25 mile marathon walking event, in order to raise 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. 

Our walk 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 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.