FPCR staff as well as some kind volunteers are doing a sponsored Paddle Board/Kayak/canoe in aid of the Mental Health Foundation and their efforts to raise awareness of and combat loneliness (as well as other forms of mental illness). This will comprise of a number of events including teams in the East Midlands, Devon and the South East over the weekend of the 14th and 15th May (Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 runs from the 9th to 15th May).
The idea is to have some relatively challenging routes for us beginners, which will likely take a day to complete.
- The Midlands route will be between 16 and 18km and will take in the River Trent as well as some surrounding watercourses.
- Team Exeter will be taking on the Exeter Canoe and kayak route of between 14 and 17km.
- Team Dorking is likely to be taking on a similar challenge.
Please DONATE HERE if you can, it is very much appreciated.
Loneliness affects millions of people in the UK every year and is a key driver of poor mental health. The Foundation’s Mental Health in the Pandemic research has found that loneliness has been exacerbated by the Covid pandemic.
The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s charity for everyone’s mental health. With prevention at the heart of what they do, the Mental Health Foundation aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive.
Read more about the fantastic work the mental health foundation do HERE.