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Preston holds World Mental Health Day event

Posted on - 15th October, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, City Centre, Flag Market, Health, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Preston Wellfest helps spark conversation for World Mental Health Day Pic: Lancashire County Council

An event to bring people in Preston together to talk about mental health was held by Preston Wellfest.

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The event was held ahead of World Mental Health Day and offered a drop in space at the Flag Market on Saturday 8 October to discuss mental health and physical wellbeing.

The event gave the public the opportunity to learn about the services and community organisations that exist in Preston to support mental health.

A total of 14 organisations had stands at the event and many spoke about the work of their organisations including Lancashire Mind, The Mary O’Gara Foundation, Andy’s Man Club, Release CIC, Let’s Grow Preston, Red Rose Recovery and Disability Equality North West.

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There were also a number of live performances for residents to enjoy while at the event by local DJs, Preston People’s Choir, Worldwise Samba Drummers and a special performance by community dance organisation Lemondance.

Lancashire County Councillor Michael Green, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, attended the event and said: “Preston Wellfest has been an excellent event which has helped bring the people of Preston together to discuss mental health.

“I hope that the event has helped those who attended, giving them the chance to discuss their mental health and wellbeing in an open environment, and hope that World Mental Health Day will encourage people across Lancashire to do the same.”

For more information on World Mental Health Day, visit the Mental Health UK website.

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