Lo­cal YMCA raises thou­sands for men­tal health cam­paign

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

A Perth or­gan­i­sa­tion is join­ing forces with a na­tional cam­paign to high­light men­tal health is­sues in the young.

Re­search con­ducted by #IAMWHOLE re­searchers has shown that one in 10 young peo­ple in the UK have a di­ag­nosed men­tal health dif­fi­culty.

This year, Perth and District YMCA held a fundraiser chal­lenge called Y-Athlon to raise money to build this cam­paign through­out Perth and Kin­ross. The Y-Athlon in­volved the en­tire staff team and the chal­lenge was made up of cy­cling, hik­ing Ben Ne­vis, and ca­noe­ing Loch Ness.

The Y-Athlon jour­ney took the team from Perth to In­ver­ness and raised over £7,000 for the #IAMWHOLE cam­paign.

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