Events will mark Mental Health Week

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Charities and organisations from across the Lancaster area have been working together on a range of events to mark World Mental Health Week.

World Mental Health Week runs from October 5 - 11, and aims to build awareness and reduce the stigma attached to people with mental health conditions.

The organisations involved include The Helm Mental Health Drop In Service, Positive Futures, Help Direct, Ridge Lea Hospital, Peer Support, One Voice and Lancaster Adult College.

Positive Futures have organised a stroll along Morecambe promenade on Sunday October 6 at 10am, from Heysham to The Sanctuary Café near The Battery. Register with Positive Futures on 01524 383394.

Positive Futures has also teamed up with 3-1-5 Health Club in Mannin Way, Caton Road, who are hosting an open day in support of the event on October 8. On Monday October 7, Ridge Lea Hospital Volunteer Network have organised a tea party at Ridge Lea Hospital in Quernmore Road between 1pm and 4pm. Everyone is welcome.

Creative Support’s The Helm Mental Health Drop In Service has organised an art exhibition and launch evening at The Storey Institute on Wednesday October 9 from 7pm until 9pm.

Rosie Tacon-Glass, from The Helm, said: “The work is an amalgamation of work from talented and creative artists who are accessing many local services and charities in different ways. Also included in the exhibition will be work from the wonderful Storey Artists. There will be canapés, a bar and acoustic live music on the open evening in the gallery area.”

A concert at The Dukes DT3 Theatre, in Moor Lane, will take place on Friday October 11. Tickets are on sale now for £2 from The Dukes.