Mental Health in Motion 2020 will not be taking place in-person as planned on June 14, 2020.
Instead, we are excited to announce the Keep MOBYSS in MOTION campaign so our riders, runners, walkers, volunteers and donors can continue to to support youth mental health. We won't let COVID-19 change our purpose -- to provide youth with the mental health counselling and support they need, now more than ever.
Events don't raise funds, communities do. To support a team, a participant or just make your donation, click here.
Through the Keep MOBYSS in MOTION digital campaign, you can continue to support youth to connect with the care they need right now; and keep MOBYSS on the road into the future.
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Join us on June 14th 2020, at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex in Newmarket to run, walk or ride 5, 20, 60 or 100km in support of community based mental health programs and services.
· Raise funds for mental health and addiction services, close to home, like MOBYSS, Ontario's first and only mobile clinic for youth
· Boost your own mental health by being physically active and enjoying quality time with friends and family in a community setting
· Learn more about the impact Canadian Mental Health Association York South Simcoe has in our community
Mental Health in Motion is more than just an event. It's everyone's opportunity to connect - to your own mental health, to each other and to our community, while raising critical funds to support transformational change in the lives of youth throughout York Region and South Simcoe.
It's time to move the conversation of mental health forward, and together we'll be a movement in our community that can stand against the stigma and give everyone access to support.
Early Bird Price**
* Note all children under 12 are free - select child when registering *
**Early Bird Pricing available until March 31, 2020 at 5pm
Where does all the donation money go?
Mental Health in Motion raises awareness and funds that make a transformational impact in our community!
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.