Will you rise to the challenge?

With many events postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many charities are suffering from reduced levels of funding just when people need them the most – and Youth Talk is no exception. The 2.6 Challenge is a simple way for everyone to help young people struggling with their mental health.

Join the rest of the nation in the 2.6 Challenge. Have fun, raise funds and help to make a difference to the lives of young people across St Albans and surrounding areas. 

Anyone can take part

No need to be a marathon runner to take part – this is a challenge for all ages and abilities. Just get thinking of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6, complete the challenge, tell your friends and family and help us to raise critical funds to support the vital work of Youth Talk 

The Challenge can be any activity you like – from 26 minutes of yoga to running around a room or a garden for 2.6 miles! How about baking 26 cakes (yum), or holding an online workout with 26 of your friends or maybe even try to juggle for 26 minutes (on second thoughts, maybe just 2.6 minutes!)  

Check out ‘how to get involved’ for more ideas. Whatever your age or ability, you can take part. After all, we’re not looking for superheroes. We’re looking for Home Heroes.

Get inspired

Check out this guide for more ideas and inspiration.

Inspire others

Help to inspire the nation by sharing pictures or videos of your challenge on social media using our hashtag #YouthTalkChallenge alongside the main hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge. That way we can be inspired by your efforts and cheer you on.

That’s all there is to it!

There are no rules (apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time). Whatever you can do, you can be part of it – the main thing is getting active, having fun and donating whatever you can to help support the vital work of Youth Talk.