Sunday, June 11, 2023 | In-person or Virtual
Mental Health in Motion is back!
Lace up. Helmets on. Mental Health in Motion is back, and we're bringing the experience to Ray Twinney Recreation Complex on Sunday June 11, 2023, while continuing to offer virtual options! Run, Walk or Cycle in support of Youth Mental Health. We have routes and options for all skill levels and ages. Get your friends and family together, and LET'S GO!
When: Sunday, June 11, 2023
Where: Ray Twinney Recreation Complex 100 Eagle St W, Newmarket ON
Distance: Ride 60km or 25km | Run 10km | Run/Walk 5km
For those who want to join us virtually, complete your distance on your own and can run/walk/cycle anytime, anywhere, keeping in mind the practice of physical distancing.
This is a BYOC Event! : This is a BYOC (bring your own container) event. Individual bottles of water will NOT be provided. Water will be available at the start/finish and at aid stations along the course to fill and refill your own containers/packs/flasks.
Where does all the donation money go?
MOBYSS - Mobile York South Simcoe (pronounced mo-bies) is Ontario’s first and only mobile health clinic for youth ages 12 to 25. MOBYSS travels to where youth are in York Region &South Simcoe, offering free support for mental health, physical health, and sexual health support.
MOBYSS supports our youth wherever they are in their journey. Your support creates stories of hope, stories like Ryan's:
‘Ryan’ is a youth in York Region who recently had a friend die by suicide. He was having a lot of feelings of guilt and anger. He didn’t know what to do. Ryan started experiencing anxiety and depression. He no longer wanted to spend time with his friends or participate in hockey and indoor soccer games with his teammates. Ryan was feeling lost and confused.
Luckily, Ryan knew he had at least one safe place to talk - MOBYSS. He opened up with the Youth Mental Health Worker on board, sharing his anger, guilt, confusion, depression, and anxiety. He also shared that he was contemplating suicide himself.
Ryan felt listened to on MOBYSS. He developed a plan of self-care with the Youth Mental Health Worker, one that helps him navigate his grief while giving him a glimmer of hope.
Ryan continues to visit MOBYSS and make progress. He’s back at school, playing hockey again with his teammates, and spending time with this friends. They’re even talking of ways to honour their friend who died by suicide, by riding in Mental Health in Motion.
Thanks to people like you, who care about the community and take the time and energy it requires to give back, Ryan got the help he needed.
On behalf of this youth who now has a future to build on we say THANK YOU!
Each MOBYSS visit costs $250. We need your support to continue to provide mental health support to so many struggling youth. Did you know that 75% of all adults report the onset of their mental illness in adolescence? Every $250 raised could potentially make the difference in saving a youth’s life like Ryan.
You can learn more about the bus at www.mobyss.ca
To learn more about CMHA York & South Simcoe and our programs, please visit us at cmha-yr.on.ca
Canadian Mental Health Association York & South Simcoe Charitable Business No:123635534 RR0001