In 2019 we walked 111 miles, because 111 people take their lives each week.
2020 saw all our events and funding cancelled due to COVID19, but in true PH7 fighting spirit, we are back!
Saturday September 12th 2020:
We are walking 18.6 miles, because 186 people in Lancashire take their lives each week.
What Is The Massive Mental Walk?
PH7 LIFE are raising money to put people through free depression and anxiety courses. We’ve done that by walking 111 miles, because 111 people take their lives each week.
The 2019 walk took place in the North West over 6 weekends in August and September 2019.
Mental health will never be solved alone, so we encouraged people to enter by themselves and join the PH7 army, or as groups.
The groups consisted of family, friends or work teams. Either way, over 200 people came and joined the army walking all over mental health.
The 2020 Focus
Protecting Children from the onset of Mental Illness
65% OF ALL MENTAL ILLNESS STEMS FROM BEFORE THE AGE OF 18
Three quarters of mental illness occurs before the age of 25.
1 in 10 children have a diagnosed mental illness
Children from low income families are 3 times more likely to develop mental illness.
People with severe and prolonged mental illness are at risk of dying on average 15 to 20 years
earlier than other people
why we’re walking – again!
186 People die by suicide in Lancashire every year. We are now walking 18.6 miles to commemorate their lives and highlight suicide awareness.
PH7 LIFE are committed to ending stigma around mental health and helping to save as many lives as possible.
Our anxiety and depression courses have exceptional results. 83% of our clients achieve recovery from depression, and 94% of clients achieve recovery from anxiety after attending our course.
Each course is provided for free, but it costs PH7 £1000 to provide the course per person. Our ‘Massive MENtal Health Walk’ aims to raise awareness and funds.
Each £1000 raised could help save a life…
THE 2020 WALK
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH 2020
PH7 Wellbeing Center Churchill House, Bank Parade, Burnley. BB11 1TS
11.30AM – 12PM
12.30AM – 1PM LUNCH
3PM – 3.30PM
4PM – 4.30PM
GISBURNE PARK ESTATE
6PM – 6.30PM
We have made this walk compatible with all measures to protect everyone against the risk of COVID19.
Teams will be set off at shuttered times in the morning to help facilitate social distancing.
Our end point is the incredible Gisburne Park Estate who held the first ever UK socially distanced festival. There will be refreshments and facilities available at Hindelinis Cafe to celebrate the end of another successful walk.
As with our 2019 walks, we have the option to provide a coach service that would return walkers to the start point. The cost for this would be no more than £10, if you would like a place on the coach, please let us know via email.
If you would like to leave your car at the start point of the walk, there is a car park available for this. The charge is £3 for the day.
If you would like to fundraise on behalf of PH7 LIFE, providing free mental health services to the North West, we would be exceptionally grateful. This is not a necessary requirement, We appreciate everyone who wants to walk, regardless of money raising. This is a community event that will bring us all together after COVID19 lock down.
MASSIVE MENTAL WALK – 2019 – MEMORIES
Take a look at the days, pictures and see just how far we walked all over mental health!
Preston to Blackpool
Wigan to Blackburn
Liverpool to Southport
Blackburn to HOME
PH7 HQ (Burnley)
Meet Some Of Our 111
When you get so tired of letting people down that suicide seems like the only option.
I wanted to create 'The Massive Mental Walk' for two reasons. I've been that person in that place who feels that their journey is at an end, and the only option is to take your life. I want to connect with other people who have been affected by those thoughts in some way. I also want to raise money for our incredible anxiety and depression courses that we provide to free for the general public. I don't want to just 'talk' about mental health, I actually want to change it. That's why I'm walking!
I blame myself for my step father’s suicide.
I'm walking for my step father Paul. He died by suicide two years ago. I blame myself every day. I'm a mental health nurse, it's my job to help people and I couldn't help Paul. I want people to come together and talk more openly about mental health and their feelings. I want to walk because I want people to know I support them, and they can talk to me.
The loss of my identity nearly caused me to lose my life.
The loss of my identity nearly caused me to lose my lifeIt wasn't all that long ago that I stood on a bridge in my army uniform and I was ready to take my life. I'm grateful not to be in that place anymore, but I know how easy it is to get into. I don't want anyone to feel like I once did, and I truly believe that the community being created by 'the massive mental walk' will show people they're not alone and it's OK to talk
Take their lives each week
Take their lives each week
Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 49.
1 in 15
People will make a suicide attempt at some point in their lives
"I am coping so much better with life and have made healthier changes in my life. I am feeling more confident and at peace in my self. Thank you so much"
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Get in Touch
View our partners PH7 Wellbeing, where you can find out more information about therapy and counselling services.
Our free 4 week depression and anxiety course can be found under ‘Rebalance, revive and thrive’.