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Walking Out Of Darkness - Birmingham 6 May 2017
Sat 6 May 2017, 10:00 – 18:00 BST
Help increase Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention at ‘Walking Out of Darkness’
The Birmingham ‘Walking Out Of Darkness’ event will take place on Saturday 6th May 2017 at the start of ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’. 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 by suicide.
The 10 mile walks in Birmingham offers a platform for all during ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ 2017 when Charities, Businesses, Organisations and Services across the UK seek to highlight how together, we can all make a difference by acknowledging these, once unuttered, topics and assist in increasing communication and education by raising awareness around mental health and suicide prevention.
Last year’s London event was attended by the Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, who as the Chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority Mental Health Commission said; "I'm thrilled that 'Walking Out of Darkness' is coming to the West Midlands. Having taken part this year in the London event I know how positive this can be. Most families are touched by mental ill health in some way or other - and ours is no exception. We need to talk openly about the challenges people face. Together, we can confront the stigma of mental ill health and of suicide".
1 in 4 people in the UK directly affected by poor mental health wellness, these two events are aimed to end the stigmas involved in seeking help when required. All previous events have been widely supported by the Government, Department of Health, Public Health England, NHS England, Rethink Mental Illness, West Midlands Councils plus Legal & General, several other businesses, organisations and services across the UK; 2017 is will supported by even more.
Register today and together with thousands of people around the country, we can inspire the end of mental illness stigma, raise mental health awareness and suicide prevention at ‘Walking Out Of Darkness’.
We look forward to seeing you in Birmingham at Walking Out Of Darkness