Are your boots made for walking?

Birmingham-based mental health charity, BITA Pathways, is appealing to local people to join them on a special 10-mile walk in the city on Saturday 6th May 2017.

A feature of Mental Health Awareness Week, ‘Walking Out of Darkness’ will bring together businesses, charities and services across the country to unite in ending the stigma surrounding mental illness.

It is an event that BITA Pathways hope will help raise vital funds to support the charity in continuing to offer services to local people, through a range of provision that includes production assembly services, textiles and garden services.

BITA Pathways Chief Executive, Liz Armstrong, said: “We are passionate about helping adults with mental ill health on a pathway towards recovery.

“Our BITA Pathways team will be side-by-side with those individuals and families that are, or have experienced, mental health difficulties; just like we have done for almost 60 years.”

One in four of us will experience a mental health issue in our lives. Now in its fourth year, ‘Walking Out Of Darkness’ events have inspired and motivated people by increasing mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Chief Executive, Paul Faulkner said: “We are pleased to be supporting ‘Walking Out of Darkness’. Mental health issues can affect any person, from any background and at any stage of their life.

“It is important that the local business community does its bit to ensure a greater understanding of the subject and combat the stigma that can surround mental health.”

For further information, please call BITA Pathways on: 0121 773 1455. To donate, visit the charity’s Just Giving page by clicking here.