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Thriving or Surviving event at Turf Moor

Posted on the 7th April 2017

Local residents are invited to a Mental Health Awareness event focusing on ‘Thriving or Surviving’ and the Community Restart Service in East Lancashire.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Burnley FC in the Community are joining forces at Turf Moor to raise awareness for Mental Health Awareness Week 2017. The day is for both professionals and members of the public to network and find out more information on the types of mental health services available.

The event’s focus will be around celebrating success stories of people and organisations who have been involved with the East Lancashire Community Restart Service. The day will include a market place for organisations that work in partnership with the service, performances by local community groups and choirs, sessions by a creative writing group and lots of stories of how working with Community Restart has changed lives and been beneficial to local organisations.

Rebecca Pope from the East Lancashire Community Restart Team at Lancashire Care said:

 “We are really looking forward to the event and to be supporting Mental Health Awareness Week 2017. The day is going to be all about celebrating people’s success and there will be lots going on. We have a number of activities and workshops taking place so I really hope people use the event really raise awareness of mental health and also as an opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the services we provide.”

Abby Turner, Health and Wellbeing Manager from Burnley FC in the Community said:

“It is great to be working along Lancashire Care and the Community Restart team to support Mental Health Awareness Week. There will be plenty of activities for both professionals and the community to take part in. Raising awareness of Mental Health and the service available is vital, Burnley FC in the Community is honoured to be hosting this event at Turf Moor.”

The event will take place in the Jimmy McIlroy Stand, Burnley Football Club, Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley BB10 4BX on Wednesday 10 May 2017.