Staff at the Priory Hospital Altrincham are putting their best feet forward to raise hundreds of pounds for a local mental health charity. They will be doing a ten mile walk round Dunham and River Bollin on June 7 to generate money for the Manchester-based charity 42nd Street.
The hospital is supporting National Walking Month, including arranging walking activities for service users, and the staff charity walk is part of that support. The walkers, who will total about 20, hope to raise £1,000 in aid of 42nd Street, which provides support services to young people aged 13 to 25.
Hospital Liaison Executive Hayley Atack, who is organising the walk, said: “The Priory Group acknowledges that third sector organisations are vital in supporting people with mental health conditions and encourages staff to raise money for worthwhile local causes.
“The walk in aid of 42nd Street, which is a fantastic, community-based charity, illustrates how the hospital, its staff and the wider Priory Group are keen to give something back to the communities in which they operate."
Since 1980, 42nd Street has been providing support services to young people under stress and experiencing mental health problems. It works with young people 13 – 25 living in Manchester, Salford and Trafford providing a range of services including counselling, individual support, group work and volunteering opportunities. Its goal is ‘to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people through access to a range of quality responsive support services.”
42nd Street’s core aims are to:
- Engage with young people under stress
- Provide interventions that promote resilience and recovery
- Enable young people to take part in opportunities for personal development
- Improve awareness of the mental health needs of children and young people among other professionals and the wider public.
The Priory Hospital Altrincham, based in Hale, Cheshire, is an independent adult and adolescent mental health hospital, specialising in the management and treatment of a wide range of mental health problems, including stress, anxiety and depression. It has residential facilities for 47 patients, as well as day care and outpatient services.
For further information on the full range of services offered by the Priory, please call 0845 277 4679