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Preston Wellfest helps spark conversation for World Mental Health Day

Ahead of World Mental Health Day, Preston Wellfest hosted a very successful event to bring people in Preston together to talk about mental health.

The event took place at the Flag Market on Saturday 8th October, which saw a brilliant turnout where people could drop in to discuss mental health as well as physical wellbeing.

It was a great opportunity for people to get to know the many services and community organisations that exist in Preston to support mental health.

There were a total of 14 organisations that had stands at the event and many spoke about the work of their organisations including, Lancashire Mind, The Mary O'Gara Foundation, Andy's Man Club, Release CIC, Let's Grow Preston, Red Rose Recovery and Disability Equality North West.

There were also a number of live performances for residence to enjoy while at the event by local DJs, Preston People's Choir, Worldwide Samba Drummers and a special performance by community dance organisation Lemondance.

County Councillor Michael Green, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, attended the event and said: "Preston Wellfest has been an excellent event which has helped bring the people of Preston together to discuss mental health.

"I hope that the event has helped those who attended, giving them the chance to discuss their mental health and wellbeing in an open environment, and hope that World Mental Health Day will encourage people across Lancashire to do the same."

For more information on World Mental Health Day, visit: https://mentalhealth-uk.org/get-involved/mental-health-awareness-days/world-mental-health-day-2022/