Put your best foot forward at mental health awareness walk

CPFT is planning to bring sunshine to Grafham Water with a sun-themed walk on Saturday 11 October.

Put your best foot forward at mental health awareness walk
20 August 2014

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is planning to bring sunshine to Grafham Water with a sun-themed walk on Saturday 11 October.

Staff and patients are encouraging members of the public to sign up to the Mind Your Body event, which coincides with World Mental Health Day the day before,  to help raise awareness of mental health and much-needed funds for the CPFT charity. 

People are asked to wear yellow and orange on the day and can walk, skip or run the 3km, 5km or 10km routes. 

Registration will open at 9:30am, followed by a warm up at 10:30am. The event will officially start at 11am from the Visitor Centre, Marlow Park, Grafham, PE28 0BH.

It costs £5 to enter and every penny raised will go towards two CPFT services:

-          The Croft Child and Family Unit, which is an inpatient ward for children and their families - the only family residential service of this type in England.  The ward supports children who are experiencing challenges such as depression, anxiety, OCD to eating disorders.

-          Recovery College East, which is an educational facility that offers free courses for people in our services to help them into employment and develop useful life skills.

Lauren MacIntyre, organiser of the event said: “Each year, one in four of us will experience a severe mental health challenge. We really hope this event will get people talking and help to break down some of the stigma still surrounding mental health. We want as many people as possible to sign up to make the day a real sunny success.”

For more information, please click here or you can call Lauren on 01223 726768.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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