A HELENSBURGH mental health group is planning a walk through the town this evening (Thursday) to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.

Members of Males Tales, established last year by Burgh man John Lewis, as well as anyone else wishing to join in, will walk from Kidston Park to Helensburgh swimming pool and back, starting at 6.30pm.

All are welcome and there is no fee or registration needed.

John hopes the organised walk will help raise awareness of the support available to people who may be struggling with their mental health.

However he was keen to remind anyone taking part that social distancing measures are still recommended.

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He said: “Anyone joining us on Thursday evening, we are conscious of a crowd gathering in the current climate.

“So if you intend to walk, please just start walking on arrival and depart at the end. If you are a little early or late, don’t worry about it, just enjoy your walk.

“There will be no speeches, no donation buckets and no official photo - anyone taking any on their phone, please send them to us.

“It is not a race, just turn up, walk and talk. Remember to adhere to social distancing rules. Only walk within your bubble and keep two metres apart while walking.”

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