Walk in Glasgow to break mental health barriers

Chris will be leading the walk
Chris will be leading the walk

People in Falkirk are being invited to join hundreds of others in an event to tackle mental health discrimination.

See Me, the national programme to end the stigma surrounding mental health want people to meet at Glasgow Green to take part in the biggest ever Walk a Mile event.

The aim of the event, on April 20, is to bring together hundreds of health professionals, carers, students and anyone who cares about tackling mental health discrimination, to break down barriers as they walk a mile in each other’s shoes.

Last year around 400 people took part in the first walk, down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, and got the chance to see each other as they really were, not the labels they had been given.

Chris McCullough Young created the walks after he walked round the edge of Scotland with no money, taking only a backpack and a tent after he was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.

The former social worker aimed to change people’s views on mental health issues and relying entirely on the hospitality of the people he met on his way, he managed to make it all the way round the country and has now got as far as Wales.

Chris will lead the walk in Glasgow from 6pm.