Prescot Walkers - Stepping up to support St.Helens Mind

2018 was the year that Prescot Walking Group chose St.Helens Mind as their charity to raise funds for during their sponsored walk weekend. Raising a huge £3,500 during their Sponsored Relay Walk, which took a whole weekend and covered around 100 miles, they have proved how dedicated they are to the causes they support. The St.Helens Mind Team were astounded at the amount raised and welcomed the walkers after their trek for hospitality at the Ring cowbells Pub at Burscough. The cheque presentation was held at The Gerard Arms, St.Helens where some of the team joined the Prescot Walkers to say a huge 'Thank you'. Gill Ellison, St.Helens Mind Manager said: "We cannot thank this lovely, enthusia

Male Volunteers urgently needed.

St Helens Mind are keen to recruit more male volunteers for their befriending service after shock figures revealed the town has the highest rate of male suicides in England. The statistics released in June by the Office for National Statistics show that from 2014-16 male suicides accounted for 27.1 per 100,000, compared with the England average of 15.3. Men are three times more likely to take their own lives than women. The charity has a number of men they are struggling to help due to a lack of male volunteer applications. The befriending service provides support for people in the town who feel isolated or alone because of the effects of mental illness. A Befriender is a person who can be t

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