Trek For Tomorrow
Mental Health Charities Unite for a Trek for Tomorrow!
It looks like summer has finally arrived…in autumn. Making the most of the lovely weather are supporters of Boys in Mind and the Mindstep Foundation. The two charities focus on boys and young men’s mental health and have united to hike the famous Horseshoe Ridge Walk in South Wales this Saturday 9th September.
The Horseshoe Ridge Walk in Bannau Brycheiniog, formerly known as the Brecon Beacons, will encompass a circuit including the Taf Fechan Forest, Corn Du (873m) and Pen Y Fan (886m), the highest point in southern Britain. The hike is ten miles long, with spectacular panoramic views and historical sites. Participants will meet at the National Trust Taf Fechaan car park (grid ref So038169) at 9am The walk is expected to take between five and six hours. As well as the stunning views, walkers can enjoy tea and cake at the Old Barn Tearoom at the finish.
Both charities were founded following personal family experiences of suicide, and attempted suicide. The Davies family set up the Mindstep Foundation following the tragic suicide of their son, Max. The Trek for Tomorrow will raise money for two charities that care deeply about the well-being of all our sons, brothers and friends.
Boys in Mind works with schools and other organisations to challenge the stigma around mental health issues and ultimately to prevent suicide. Their award-winning films provide a platform for young people to discuss issues affecting them.
The Mindstep Foundation funds research into the causes of suicide and supports those who have been bereaved by or are at risk of suicide.
There is still time to join our trek!
To register, please go to our event page HERE
You can donate to the event on GoodHub or Just Giving, just click on one of the links below*.
At Boys in Mind, much of our work is with schools. We feel it is important for all the staff in a school to receive awareness-raising training so that a whole school approach can be developed. This is important as boys tell us that just small pockets of negativity can make it feel unsafe to talk.
As part of this process, we are developing films, assembly ideas and lesson activities that staff can use. These have been co-produced by young people, mainly boys and young men.
We are currently working with 4 secondary schools and 10 primary schools in the Bath & North East Somerset area with focus groups of young people in each school driving the work and helping us evaluate change.
If you would like to know more or get involved in our work, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A HUGE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT FROM THE BOYS IN MIND TEAM!
* All funds raised with be shared equally between Boys in Mind ad the Mindstep Foundation.