Heads Up 25 October 2019


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Fighting for the Wellbeing of Young People

The Youth Sport Trust and the 401 Foundation 

The Youth Sport Trust (YST), founded 24 years ago, is on a mission to improve the wellbeing of all young people by helping them deal with the issues facing them today, such as loneliness and a decline in mental health and resilience.

Ben Smith is a YST Wellbeing Ambassador, endurance athlete and founder of the 401 Foundation. He has been fighting to raise awareness of the harmful effects of bullying for the past five years.

Together, YST and the 401 Foundation have an amazing track record in helping the young people of the UK. 

This academic year they are embarking on a new challenge to raise £1 million to support the wellbeing of our young people - and they need your help.

The USA 2020 Challenge: Journey to Wellbeing Education Programme

In a feat of extreme endurance, which will take him 104 days, Ben will be running one marathon in all 50 US states and cycling between them - a staggering total of 18,500 miles!

YST will be working with Ben to shine a spotlight on his challenge, encouraging schools, organisations and the community to fundraise for him and, in return, providing schools with inspirational education resources, which will allow them to follow Ben's progress whilst taking part in their own Journey to Wellbeing.

They hope that by working together, they can raise £1 million to fund vital mental health initiatives in schools and local communities across the UK, whilst giving schools and young people practical ways of embedding wellbeing in their daily lives.

To register to take part in the USA 2020: Journey to Wellbeing Education Programme today visit the website: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/USA2020.



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