Three members of staff from Elysium Healthcare are taking part in Global Adventure Challenges’ London to Paris challenge in a joint initiative with the Devon Partnership Trust, cycling 311 miles in aid of Heads Together and the Trust.
Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who aim to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health through a series of innovative new mental health services.
The challenge will see participants cycling from London to Paris over 4 days in June, crossing the finish line at the Eiffel Tower. Elysium Healthcare’s Director of Integration, Director of Information and Senior Governance Manager are taking part in the cycle in conjunction with Devon Partnership NHS Trust to celebrate the successful collaboration between Elysium Healthcare and NHS England in the form of Wellesley Hospital, a pilot site testing new approaches to delivering mental health care. Our cyclists are hoping to raise £5000 to raise awareness of men’s mental health.
Director of Integration Malcolm Coakley says,
“I am looking forward to completing the challenge to raise funds and awareness for such a worthy cause, as I think we all know someone who has been affected by mental health problems. I already compete in triathlons but I have not taken part in a sponsored cycle ride so I have been training hard to get more saddle fit!”
Read more about Wellesley Hospital here.