Cleveland Police and other local organisations are getting together to raise awareness of mental health.
The mental health torch relay is back for 2018 and is coming to the Cleveland area on 21st – 28th May with the main event on Saturday 26th.
The torch, the ‘Symbol of Hope’ will be passed around the country to different emergency and essential services, including the Blue Light network.
The Blue Light is a growing network of emergency services who are aiming to change attitudes towards mental health and promote wellbeing in the workplace.
During this week Cleveland Police and partner emergency and essential services will be hosting a wide range of events raising awareness and ‘smashing’ the stigma around mental health.
On Saturday 26 May dozens of people will take on the well known walk - ‘White Rose'. This will be over 30 miles of beautiful scenery in the location of North Yorkshire and Cleveland, where it will give everyone a chance to ‘walk and talk’.
Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind will be promoting this awareness week around the importance of looking after your own wellbeing, no matter who you are and what you do.
The ‘Blue Light’ Mental Health Torch Relay 2018 will be raising money for two charities, that are the leading organisations around mental health and well-being: Mind Blue Light Programme and Heads Together.