Join us to give perinatal mental health the 'Big Push' on our sponsored 5km walk!
The Herts North branch Big Push will be on Sunday 25th September at 10.30am (registration 10am) around Norton Common and part of the Letchworth Greenway. It will be starting at Letchworth Garden City Montessori school, Icknield Way, Letchworth.
Mental health issues affect at least 1 in 10 women during pregnancy or early parenthood. Men can also suffer from some level of anxiety, stress or depression relating to fatherhood.
Getting help early can make all the difference to recovery. Unfortunately, many parents suffer in silence and don’t get the support they need, often reaching crisis point. When a new mum or dad suffers from any form of mental health problems, the effects can be devastating for everyone.
Our Big Push, and others like it up and down the country will raise funds to support our volunteers and practitioners to become real agents for change by promoting positive mental health, to develop perinatal mental health awareness workshops and a range of practical resources to be rolled out across the UK through our network of local branches. Our volunteers and practitioners will be trained so they have the knowledge and confidence to recognise the signs and symptoms of different mental health issues, and to signpost parents to specialist services.
To register for this brilliant and worthwhile event, follow the links below - registration costs just £5.00 per adult, or £8.00 per family (2 adults) - children under 12 register free - everyone is very welcome, young and old, walking, in a sling or a buggy, and it is done at your own pace!
Registration opens at 10am and the walk starts at 10.30am. Refreshments will be on sale during registration.
There will be family fun activities from 12pm at the school, including more refreshments on sale.
Please note that you will need to buy a ticket to enter first then set up your Just Giving page...
- Login to Just Giving (create a login if you don't already have one)
- Click "Start Fundraising"
- Search for NCT & select
- Click "Fundraise for us"
- Select "Taking part in an event"
- Select "The Big Push - Herts North"
- Complete the details on the page, the web address should be www.justgiving.com/NCTHertsNorth-YourName
- Select "Create your page"
Then go to our team page https://www.justgiving.com/teams/NCTHertsNorthBigPush16
click join the team, then select the page you have just created to add to our team!