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Walking Out of Darkness - An awareness raising charity event on Saturday 6 May

Published: 18/04/2017

 West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Mental Health Commission has announced plans for Walking Out Of Darkness – an awareness raising charity event for mental health and suicide prevention.

The 10 mile walk starts in Eastside Park in Birmingham and follows the canal network to end at the Mental Health Festival in Cannon Hill Park, where information and support organisations will be exhibiting.

The Birmingham walk, on Saturday, May 6, and another in London, the following Saturday, May 13, mark the start and finish of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Supt Sean Russell, WMCA Mental Health Commission implementation director and BSMHFT governor, said:

“The aim is to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention, show our support for each other and end the stigma which makes these issues even more difficult for people to deal with.

“It is a great opportunity to promote all the wonderful work already taking place in the region and share experience and ideas.

“Together we really can make a difference.”

People are invited to take part and raise money for any local or national mental health and suicide prevention charities.  

It is an opportunity for everyone to walk together in support and unity for individuals and families suffering from mental health difficulties and those who have lost loved ones to suicide.

Over the last three years these events have inspired and motivated thousands of people, businesses, charities and services across the country to unite to end the stigma surrounding mental illness.

You can register to take part here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/walking-out-of-darkness-10883871498