Mental health professionals cover 168 laps of Preston Docks to raise awareness and funds

Posted on - 13th September, 2021 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Health, People, Preston Docks, Preston News, Proud Preston
Mental Health Miles van
Mental Health Miles has raised at least £600

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.

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.

Mental Health Miles walkers
Furry friends also took part
Mental Health Miles cyclists
Participants walked, ran, and cycled

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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