Arbon Trust

#Propertymark4YoungMinds
Charity Walking Event | 5 June

The latest statistics from the NHS show that mental disorders are becoming more common in young people, even before the Coronavirus pandemic took hold in the UK. That is why we have chosen YoungMinds as our chosen charity this year.

To fundraise for this fantastic charity, Propertymark is organising a big family walking event on 5 June 2021. Due to COVID, we won't be able to do this together, but instead, we want families to go on their own walk between 1km and 5km and use that time to talk about mental health and help raise awareness on this vital issue.

On the day we will be asking everyone taking part to share their pictures with us on social media using the hashtag #Propertymark4YoungMinds. We are aiming to raise £10,000 to help support young people's mental health during this challenging time.

Our charity announcement

Why we have chosen YoungMinds

YoungMinds

About YoungMinds

YoungMinds are dedicated to ensuring every young person gets the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what. They provide young people with the tools to look after their mental health and empower adults with the skills and knowledge to best support the young people in their lives.

Learn more about YoungMinds

GET INVOLVED

JOIN THE CHARITY WALK

If you want to join our family charity walk in aid of a fantastic charity, email events.courses@propertymark.co.uk to register your interest.

FAMILIES TAKING PART

14

AMOUNT RAISED SO FAR

£570

(Value updated daily Monday to Friday)

DONATE

If you are planning on joining our charity walk, you can start fundraising now using our JustGiving page, or if you can't make it on 5 June, please help us by donating.

Visit our JustGiving page

 

Design the #Propertymark4YoungMinds logo to go on our charity hat

Before we go on our #Propertymark4YoungMinds charity walk, we're running a competition for all the kids hoping to take part on the day. We are looking for a budding designer to help us create our #Propertymark4YoungMinds logo to go on our charity hat. This hat will be worn by everyone taking part on the day and will act as our #Propertymark4YoungMinds event uniform.

Select a colour for the cap and design the emblem to go on the front. Anything goes, be creative. Once you have drawn your design, please email it to communications@propertymark.co.uk.

The winner will get their design made into a real hat for everyone to wear on the day. We will announce the winner on Wednesday 6 April and send your design into production-ready for the charity walk.

 

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My 13-year-old daughter, Amelia, has faced increasing anxiety attacks at school since returning after the initial lockdown, which resulted in her self-harming and stating that she wanted to commit suicide in December last year. As we sat in the GP's surgery, we were told that our assessment request would likely be rejected due to lack of evidence and that it would also likely take a year to access Point 1 well-being services in our area.

With the recent Children's Mental Health Week, I posted on LinkedIn as I felt that people needed to hear the reality of young people's mental health issues. This in turn was seen by Liana Loporto-Brown, President Elect of NAEA Propertymark, who suggested that we select a children's mental health charity to support this year. After all, mental health issues are more important than ever, but the resources just aren't there, and we feel that the YoungMinds ethos and approach offer much-needed support to children, young people, and their families nationwide.

Despite initial rejection, Amelia has been accepted now for an Autism assessment and is in a much better place than she was in December. She's especially excited that something good could come from such a dark time.

Natalie Barton

Natalie Barton
ARLA Propertymark Regional Representative

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I was so grateful that Natalie shared her and Amelia's recent experience, despite how difficult it must have been. Today, one in four children shows some evidence of mental ill-health and, sadly, Amelia's story is becoming more and more common. YoungMinds' vision is to create a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and I feel we all have a responsibility to help with this. This is why we are fundraising for YoungMinds this year and I will be delighted if you would join us.

Liana Loporto-Browne

Liana Loporto-Browne
NAEA Propertymark President-Elect