Local mental health charity Hull and East Yorkshire Mind is asking people to join the fight for mental health with its Mind Walk initiative.
Marie-Louise Robinson, Community Fundraiser at the charity, explained more: “The Mind Walk is not a physical fitness challenge, it’s about taking the fight for mental health out in the open. To raise awareness, and to raise funds, so we can keep fighting for support and respect for all of us with mental health problems.
“We are inviting people to sign up to walk with us on Saturday 3rd July, and if possible fundraise for Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.
“After all that’s happened over the last year, it’s more important than ever that everyone with a mental health problem can get support and respect. Many of us have experienced problems for the first time and those of us who were already struggling are finding things even harder.
“To get involved with our Mind Walk, all you have to do is sign up through our website and then choose a walking distance that feels achievable and suits your walking ability. We suggest you plan for no more than 10km, on a route of your choice. You can fly the flag for mental health your own way – walk on your own or with family, take in the sunrise or sunset or meet up with friends halfway for a midday picnic.
“Everyone who registers will be sent a digital guide to the Mind Walk, which will have fundraising advice to help them raise money to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.”