New date for Norwich 'Walking Out Of Darkness' event


The mental health equality event has now been rescheduled.

The Norwich ‘Walking Out Of Darkness’ event, which was previously scheduled for this month, has been given a new date of Sunday 29th September.

‘Walking Out Of Darkness’ events are held every year in several cities across the country in solidarity with sufferers of mental ill health. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Mental Health Equality for All’.

Previous events have been a success with thousands of people, participating to raise funds for mental health and suicide prevention charities in their community.

Former mental health minister and local MP, Norman Lamb, who has attended previous 'Walking Out Of Darkness' events, highlighted the importance of the event, stressing that it provides “a fantastic opportunity” to promote mental health equality. He called on Norfolk councils to “properly promote” the event, so as to ensure that maximum awareness is raised of the important causes that ‘Walking Out Of Darkness’ events are in aid of.

Norman Lamb MP said:

“‘Walking Out Of Darkness’ events provide a fantastic opportunity for communities to come together and promote mental health equality for everyone.

People who suffer from mental ill health face a situation where they are stigmatised and do not receive parity in our healthcare system. ‘Walking Out of Darkness’ events are a brilliant chance to show solidarity as well as raise money from mental health causes. Previous events across the country, have been a huge success.

I’m calling on all councils in Norfolk to properly promote this September’s ‘Walking Out Of Darkness’ event.”

Notes:

Communities are invited to participate at the Norwich event on Sunday 29 September by registering at www.walkingoutofdarkness.com

Businesses, schools, universities and organisations in the Norfolk region are invited to be part of the Norwich ‘Walking Out Of Darkness’ event by contacting CLASP Charity at hello@claspcharity.com and help support sufferers of mental ill health in our community.


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