A new community event is doing its bit to unite residents and reduce the negative stigma around mental health issues.
Embrace The Rock: A Peaceful Walk of Unity is on this Saturday and Patrick Flynn, a “happy helper” for the event said it was all about promoting harmony, unity and tolerance in our community.
“Embrace The Rock is for people who believe in peace, unity, stopping racism and embracing mental health,” he said.
“We wanted an activity that we could do together and we could focus on what unites us, rather than the differences.
“This is a family-friendly event so no alcohol, drugs, gambling, racism, sexism or tobacco will be tolerated.”
Mr Flynn said this was the first time they were running the event but had hopes it would turn into an annual occasion.
The event starts from 9am at the Rock Hill Reserve with arts and crafts and a free BBQ available. For more information click here.
Sam Brunskill, the found of Embrace Mental Health Meetups said it was important for those struggling to feel like they were connected.
Embrace Mental Health Meetups run on the first Sunday of every month. For more information about the meetups click here.
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