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People walk out of darkness for mental health

PUBLISHED: 15:00 29 September 2017

Walking Out Of Darkness. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

Walking Out Of Darkness. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

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People took to Weston-super-Mare’s seafront to raise awareness for mental health.

The Walk Out Of Darkness also aimed to boost suicide prevention and work to end the stigma surrounding mental illness.

The 10km fundraising walk was organised by CLASP, a suicide prevention charity, and saw more than 100 people take part.

The event took walkers onto the Grand Pier, along the seafront and through the town centre.

North Somerset Council’s mental health champion Cllr Roz Willis said: “The more we talk and educate our world about the issues of mental health and speak of the ways we can be a friend to this terrible illness, the quicker we can conquer the stigma of diagnosis for all.

“The event provided the opportunity for people 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.”

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