Dundee’s youth mental health charity, Feeling strong, has recently announced that they will be holding a 5-mile walk to raise awareness and funds for youth mental health. The walk on Saturday the 9th of November will see the participants ‘Brave The Cold’ and wrap up warm for a good cause on the 5-mile route from the V&A to Broughty Ferry castle.
Feeling Strong’s Events Lead Nicole Don commented: “I’m so excited to be part of organising this great event that will benefit attendees of the event and the Feeling Strong community, as well as our local business sponsors - we’re looking for more, so please get in touch! We have already had over 50 participants sign up and are hoping to keep that number climbing, so if you’re interested in getting some outdoor exercise in the cold month of November, wrap up tight and don’t forget your purple scarf!”
Project Director Brook Marshall added: “I know as a suicide survivor that poor mental health can be extremely isolating, you feel like you’re alone and that there’s no one you can turn to. That’s why taking part in events like this walk are so important because they destigmatise mental health and visibly show the support of the community. There will always be someone there to listen, you just need to know that you can.”
There is no cost to sign up for the event, which can be done on Feeling Strong’s Facebook page, and they will provide snacks, drinks, freebies and entertainment throughout the day, as well as prizes and bonuses for the top fundraisers.
Feeling Strong is an exciting new Dundee-based charity with the ambition to improve the lives of young people living with mental health conditions by fostering the skills, confidence and aspirations they need to flourish. We deliver services and activity in the community to provide opportunities for our service users in the areas of lobbying, skills development and service co-production.