York Health Economics Consortium supports Mentally Fit York

Posted on 10 February 2020

York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) has chosen York Unlimited’s Mentally Fit York fund as their charity of the year 2020.

Staff will carry out a range of fundraising activities throughout the year, from bake sales to running challenges, and a team of walkers will take part in The Great York Walk in May. 

All funds raised will support research and on the ground initiatives to improve mental health locally, nationally and internationally. Projects supported by Mentally Fit York include Mental Health Nursing Scholarships, mental health first aid training for students, and mental health and wellbeing projects for the city of York.

YHEC’s charity committee said, “YHEC has selected York Unlimited’s Mentally Fit York fund as our chosen charity as it is always great to be able to support local charities, in addition to supporting a fund which is aiming to reduce cases of poor mental health and help prevent cases of mental ill health at all stages of life, something which is greatly needed. The multi-faceted approach which the Mentally Fit York fund is taking, including the funding of mental health nurses, is one which is particularly appealing.”

Mary Haworth, Director of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni, said:

 “We’re delighted that YHEC have chosen to support York Unlimited. As part of our campus community, it’s fantastic that they have chosen to help us transform mental health for our students, staff, the local community and beyond, and we’re looking forward to working together with the YHEC team this year.

York Health Economics Consortium is a health economic consulting company wholly owned by the University of York and based on York Science Park. YHEC has over 40 staff members and provides consultancy and research in health economics to the NHS and the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

If you’d like to find out how your company or team can get involved with the Mentally Fit York Fund or support York Unlimited, please contact sharon.godwin@york.ac.uk.