Take 21, 081 steps to honour the 21, 081 lives lost to suicide last year in Japan

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Take 21, 081 steps to honour the 21, 081 lives lost to suicide last year in Japan
Douglas Brittain

Dear Seisen Community,

We would like to invite all to participate in the 2021 TELL Step Up For Mental Health event. TELL is dedicated to providing effective support and counseling services to Japan's international community and its increasing mental health needs.

The need to raise awareness and fight the stigma surrounding mental illness is more important than ever. Previously, TELL has partnered with Tokyo Tower with a climb to the top to raise funds for World Suicide Prevention Day. However, due to the global pandemic we are still facing, TELL has decided to adopt a different format for this event by creating the STEP UP challenge walking one step for every life lost to suicide in 2020.

Two Titles to Defend

Seisen International School won two ‘School Cup Challenge’ trophies for the most steps completed as well as the most funds raised last year!
Last year, we raised 69, 645 yen and walked over 670,000 steps as a school.

We would like to defend our title this year for sure but more importantly, to show support and solidarity to TELL in order to help support all the services they provide to the international and Japanese community in Japan. This year, TELL has designed an event from September 10th to October 10th to 'STEP UP' and make a noise about mental health and walk 21,081 steps to honour the 21,081 lives lost to suicide last year.

Register to Step Up!

Please go to https://www.tellevents.org to register and sign up for this meaningful event. Once you have entered the homepage, click on 'Register to Step Up!'

If you would like to walk or run 21, 081 steps to honour the 21, 081 lives lost to suicide last year as an individual, please click on 'Adult'. If you would like to join in with your family and friends to make a team of 4, please click 'School Cup'. Children under 12 can participate for free.


After you click 'Checkout', you will be taken to this page below. Please add your details and click continue and you will be prompted to move on to the next page. 

Once you have entered your details, there is an additional text box which states: 
'If registering a team, list your team name and group members',
you will need to add 'Seisen International School' and the number of steps (21, 081) in the box. If you have four members in your team, you each want to complete 21, 081 steps, please add the total number of steps you intend to complete as well. I have included an example below:

After you click continue, you will be taken to the page for you to include the payment details and finally click place order.

Show your support for TELL

We hope that you will show your support and solidarity towards TELL and Seisen International School as a community. If you have further queries or you need additional support to complete this process, please do not hesitate to email rgrantham@seisen.com for more information.


Have a great day and happy stepping for TELL!

Kind regards,
Rachel Grantham
PE Teacher
Seien International School

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