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Preston Wellfest returns to Flag Market ahead of World Mental Health Day

Posted on - 4th October, 2023 - 1:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Flag Market, Health, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, What's On in Preston
A view across the Flag Market Pic: Tony Worrall
A view across the Flag Market Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston’s Flag Market is due to host a wellbeing event during Saturday.

The focus will be on mental health as more than 30 organisations attend across the Preston Wellfest.

The Wellfest is running ahead of World Mental Health Day which is on Tuesday 10 October.

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Cabinet member for health and wellbeing at Preston City Council councillor Jennifer Mein said: “The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of the value of good mental health and to come together to support those who need help.

“The event, organised by Preston Wellfest and supported by the city council, provides an opportunity for community partners to talk about their work, and also showcases the fabulous range of support available across the city.

“Many people will face both physical and mental health issues throughout their lives, however, there is still a stigma surrounding poor mental health and asking for help. As well as looking at the physical aspects of health and wellbeing, this event creates opportunities to talk to others and get help if you are struggling with your mental health too.”

The Wellfest is on from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday (7 October) and is free to attend.

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Here’s all the organisations taking part in the event:

  • Breakthrough Recovery
  • No Whispers CIC
  • Preston Street Pastors
  • We Are With You
  • Safenet
  • The Mary O’Gara Foundation
  • Healthwatch Lancashire
  • Preston North End Community and Education Trust
  • Let’s Grow Preston
  • Renaissance UK
  • Inspire (New You Partners)
  • Intact
  • Pukar
  • Preston Domestic Violence Services
  • Listening Ear (Amparo)
  • Lemon Dance
  • Orange Button
  • The More You Know
  • Red Rose Recovery
  • Strive 2 Thrive
  • The Haven
  • Preston City Council
  • Lancashire Sexual Health Services
  • Choose Health
  • Compass Health Bloom mental health support team

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