Mental health’s ‘Walk a mile in my shoes’

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Police Scotland Youth Volunteers and Campbeltown’s Link Club have joined forces to challenge the stigma of mental health discrimination.

PC Karen Cairns and Link Club organiser Tracy Chambers will run an event titled ‘Walk a mile’ in my Shoes on Saturday April 6.

During a mile long walk, starting from the Esplanade war memorial at noon, it is hoped participants will strike up conversations challenging mental health stigma ‘One conversation at a time’.

The walk is supported by See Me Scotland’s programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination.

Walkers will head towards Jocks boat from the war memorial, across towards the Ardsheil, down by the White Hart and finish at the Town Hall for afternoon tea and cake and hopefully a buffet.

PC Cairns said: ‘PSYV will be helping out and we are hoping to get as many people as possible wearing the ‘See Me’ slogan T-shirts.’

Walkers should congregate, at the war memorial 15 minutes before the start.