This September, Hope Virgo (Shaw Mind Foundation mental health ambassador and author of Stand Tall Little Girl) will be cycling from John O’Groats to Land’s End in order to promote our HeaducationUK campaign.
On the 19th of July 2018, the government released a new guidance proposal for implementing compulsory mental health education in schools from September 2020.
The change in guidance comes after the publication of last year’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health Green Paper. This was updated following a debate in parliament, triggered by our petition and HeaducationUK campaign, to make mental health education compulsory across the UK.
BUT, 2020 is still a long time away for those who need help NOW.
For this reason, not only is Hope cycling to raise vital funds to enable us to provide schools with training and education on mental illness, but she is also stopping off at schools along the way. There, she will give free mental health awareness talks and help those who are struggling to get the help and support that they need.
How can you help?
By sponsoring Hope on her bike ride across the country, you will be ensuring that schools across the UK have access to better mental health support and resources. We don’t use donations to pay wages, so you can rest assured that your donation goes directly to the cause you are supporting.
Where will your donation go?
*Please do ask us if you would like to know more about nominating a school to benefit from your donation.