Willow Ward's Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge for Health In Mind

Ten members of staff from Willow Ward at the Hellingly Centre are in training for a hiking challenge they hope will raise £1,000 for Heads On.

Their fundraising will go to support Health In Mind, a free NHS service for anyone in East Sussex experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties such as stress, anxiety and depression.

The challenge takes place on Saturday 6 April 2019. The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernisde and Ingleborough in under 12 hours. The route is 24 miles long and includes 5,200ft of ascent. The peaks form part of the Pennine range in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The team members are Charlie Hole, Steve Shepard, Laura Ferguson, Kirsty Purdie, Emma Harrington, Damo Hilder, Abi Pike, Keith Priest, Rebecca Francis and Abby Fenton. All work at Hellingly Centre, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust's medium secure unit for people with mental health problems who have become involved with the criminal justice system.

"We're excited to be doing this - it's been a great team challenge to take on and the training walks have been a great chance to get together and get ready for the three peaks", said Charlie Hole. "By raising money for Head On we can support the fantastic work of Health In Mind. Whatever the reasons; relationships, work, money, generally feeling overwhelmed with daily life they are here to help people in East Sussex who need them." 

You can find out more and sponsor the team here.

For more information about Health In Mind go to https://www.healthinmind.org.uk/


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