Before MD John does his epic 200th marathon he’s got a warm up run in Malta – but he won’t be on his own for this one!
Around 15 runners and walkers from Diespeker, our marketing team Terra Ferma Media and teenage mental health charity stem4 are taking part in the 2023 GIG Malta Marathon on February 26th.
Many of this team took part in the Malta Marathon back in February 2020, just before the pandemic really took hold. Not long after our return, borders closed and we went into lockdown. The pandemic and lockdowns affected the mental of health of many and the figures remain high. In 2022, 18.0% of children aged 7 to 16 years and 22.0% of young people aged 17 to 24 years had a probable mental health disorder.
stem4 promotes positive mental health in teenagers and those who support them, including families and carers, education professionals, along with school nurses and GPs through the provision of mental health education, resilience strategies and early intervention.
Provided primarily through digital channels, resources include Head Ed, an innovative education programme, 5 pioneering mental health apps, a clinically-informed website and mental health conferences for young people, education and health professionals that contribute to helping young people and those around them flourish.
We know that requests for donations for events around the world are at an all-time high, but even just a small donation will make a significant difference to the work stem4 carries out to support young peoples’ mental health and reach new communities in need. Thank you.