YHA’s ambassador and young adventurer Alex Staniforth is urging young people in the region to speak out about their mental health issues, tell someone they trust and seek help. His advice follows his completion of an epic 72-day, 5,000 mile challenge – #ClimbtheUK, which involved him climbing the highest points in all of the UK’s 100 counties, including Dunkery Beacon in Somerset and Lewesdon Hill in Dorset, to raise awareness of young people’s mental health as well as raise more than £22,000 for the mental health charity YoungMinds.
The oldest Youth Hostel in England and Wales, YHA Street in Somerset, is calling on members of the local community to volunteer and get involved with its new Supporter Groups initiative. Supporter Groups are being established at Youth Hostels throughout England and Wales and are designed to bring together local people who would like to volunteer on a regular basis. Full story: Read more