Marching on

The Mayor of Morpeth Ken Brown is seen with others including organisers Bryony Mansell (left front) and Gemma Clarke (right front) taking part in the March March at Morpeth.
The Mayor of Morpeth Ken Brown is seen with others including organisers Bryony Mansell (left front) and Gemma Clarke (right front) taking part in the March March at Morpeth.
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MORPETH’S Mayor joined more than 30 people for a special walk as part of a campaign to help stamp out mental health stigma.

Mental health workers, service users and carers, along with members of the public, did the one-mile March March from the Market Place to Carlisle Park and back again.

The walkers encouraged passers-by to join in and talk to people who have experienced mental health problems and at the end of the route, those who took part made a pledge to help end mental health prejudice.

Mayor Ken Brown said: “I’m pleased that the March March has come to Morpeth.

“We have a lot of facilities and services in our town to support people with mental health issues and the walk is a great opportunity to raise awareness and get people talking about mental health in a positive way.”

The walk supports the national Time to Change campaign to end mental health prejudice.