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Mental Health Awareness Week Events 2016

Posted on the 3rd May 2017

With just under two weeks to go until Mental Health Awareness Week 2017, Health Professionals from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are inviting people to come along and join in the events taking place to mark the week.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Central Lancashire Community Restart Team works with individual service users to provide tailored support according to their requirements, this can include things such as employment, finances, housing and social inclusion.  The team has partnerships with several external organisations to provide service users with the most relevant and up to date support which helps with their recovery and overall wellbeing.

For Mental Health Awareness Week, a national campaign taking place between 15 and 21 May, the team together with some of its partners has organised a range of events across Lancashire to raise awareness of mental health and help reduce stigma including cycle events, community walks, a football tournament and much more!

Central Lancashire

·         Preston ‘Ride for Change’ – 6 May

·         Eccleston ‘Run for Change’ – 8 May

·         Leyland ‘Run for Change’ – 10 May

·         Chorley ‘Ride for Change’ – 11 May

·         Preston ‘Run for Change’ – 11 May

·         Live Healthy Gain Extra Time Football Tournament – 13 May

East Lancashire

·         Surviving or Thriving event – 10 May

West Lancashire

·         Skelmersdale ‘Walk and Talk’ – 9 May

·         Edge Hill ‘Run for Change’ – 11 May

Lisa Smith, Community Restart Service Manager at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said of the week:

“Mental Health Awareness Week is a great opportunity to get people talking, we are holding the events with the hope to reach out to both the people who are living with mental health problems and also those who are concerned about the mental health of a loved one. We want to get as many people as possible involved in each event, encouraging people to open up and talk about mental health so that we can help to break down the stigma that surrounds it.

“We are really looking forward to the week itself and have lots of great activities planned. Everyone is welcome to get involved and we look forward to seeing people throughout what looks to be a fun-filled week!”

Events taking place include Ride for Change events in Preston and Chorley, Run for Change events across the county, a football tournament and a Surviving or Thriving event in Burnley.