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​​Great fun with a serious message

Press Release   •   Oct 09, 2017 15:48 BST

Families came out in force yesterday (Sun 8 Oct) for a fun day at The Green in Clarence Park to mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week.

They enjoyed a number of activities for all ages including community bingo, glitter tattoos, Wheels for All, a Bury’d Treasure hunt and refreshments.

The aim was to raise awareness of mental health and offer information for people. It is estimated that one in four adults and one in ten children are likely to have a mental health problem in any given year.

Among the organisations who attended were Annabel’s Challenge, Healthy Minds, ADAB and Healthwatch.

The Mayor of Bury, Councillor Dorothy Gunther, led a tree planting ceremony. The trees were planted by young people from Streetwise and three poems written by Junaid Mir were read out by Junaid and Amy Edwards.

For more details about Mental Health Awareness Week in Bury, go to the Bury Directory at https://www.theburydirectory.co.uk/kb5/bury/directory/service.page?id=CytdDM4bCDQ

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Press release issued: 9 October 2017.