A group of mental health professionals have covered 168 laps of Preston Docks in a bid to raise awareness and funds for local support networks.Advertisement
The group, who mostly work in mental health nursing and social care, plus their friends and family, joined the Mental Health Miles event on Sunday (12 September).
At least £600 has been raised, which will be split between Combat Stress, the military veterans mental health charity, and Jacob’s Join, a local charity for research into rhabdomyosarcoma.
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The event follows a similar one in 2019.
Organiser Haze Mathers said: “It has been another wonderful and successful informal event.
“It was a fantastic opportunity to network with our colleagues, friends and families and the wider community.
“We used a favourite venue of ours at the Marina to access the outdoors to promote physical and emotional well-being.
“Our aim is to continue to raise awareness of mental health and physical/emotional well-being in our city.”
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