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Mayor invites local schools to take part in Mood Walk

05 December 2017

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Maolíosa McHugh, is inviting all schools in the Council area to host their own Mood Walk during Mental Health Week for Young People from 5th – 11th February 2018.

AWARE is a local charity delivering programmes to young people about the importance of looking after their mental health and encouraging them to seek help if they feel they are struggling.

The Mood Walk can be a 3k or 5k, the length and each pupil will be asked to donate £2 and for the whole school to raise as much money as possible.

“These fun-filled walks are the perfect opportunity to get your school actively involved in supporting pupils’ mental health and physical wellbeing while also helping AWARE to reach more people,” said Mayor McHugh.

“AWARE have identified that mental health issues are being noted in children between five and 16 years-old, with one in four children having experienced mental health problems, so it is important to educate them and offer support from an early age.

“By fundraising for AWARE you will be helping them to continue their hugely important work in delivering their education and support programmes to our young people.” 

“Following the Mood Walk I would be delighted to invite representatives from your school to a Mayor’s Reception in the Guildhall, Derry, giving you the opportunity to make your donation towards AWARE and celebrate the achievement of taking part in the Mood Walk.”

To register and receive your information pack please contact Karen Henderson, Mayoral & Member Services Officer, on 02871 376257 or email [email protected]