Will you ‘stride’ into spring to support teachers’ mental health?
Can you commit to one mile a day this April?
NAHT’s chosen charity partner, Education Support, are running a virtual fundraiser – Strides Against Stress – which challenges you and your family, friends and colleagues to ‘stride’ 30 miles (or more!) throughout the month of April.
April is Stress Awareness Month, and the charity aims to get as many striders across the country out in the fresh air, enjoying the first signs of spring and to give their own well-being a boost, whilst fundraising to support the mental health of our nation’s great education staff.
Walk, run, cycle, horseride, pogostick… your way through April. Stride by yourself or as a team – this event is a great way to get a bit of healthy competition going between friends and colleagues.
Last year, the event raised a phenomenal £53,000, which meant that the charity could fund 76 days of its counselling helpline – that’s 1,914 calls from teachers and support staff who are in need of support, or could be at crisis point. Staff like Sian Marie, who reached out to the helpline, and credits the support for saving her life:
“It’s important to me that people learn from what I’ve experienced. I know that I’m never going to be standing on my own again – Education Support carried me when I couldn’t walk. Sometimes the scariest thing is reaching out, making that phonecall. but it really was a lifeline, but making those calls, I’m still alive.”
It’s just £5 to sign up, with a £70 fundraising target, and we’ll send through a Tshirt or vest to wear with pride as you stride when you hit £50. All of the proceeds raised will support our immediate support services for all education staff.
There’s only a few weeks to go before the ‘start line’, so register now, get a team together and start fundraising!
To register yourself or a team, visit https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/StridesAgainstStress22.
About Education Support
NAHT’s charity of the year, Education Support is the only UK charity dedicated to the mental health and well-being of education staff.
Written by: Equation Support
Published on: 14 March 2022