WORLD Mental Health Day was marked across Bradford yesterday in a number of ways to show support is always out there.

This year's global awareness campaign was accompanied by the news that the Prime Minister has appointed the first ever Suicide Prevention Minister.

Organisations in Bradford have followed the lead by running several events, from football tournaments to information sessions, to raise awareness of the facilities available in the city.

The Bradford branch of national charity Mind were on hand at multiple Bradford hotspots to catch passers by and inform them about what it does.

In the morning team members were situated at both Bradford Interchange and the Forster Square Railway Station, before moving to The Broadway for the rest of the day.

The theme for this year's World Mental Health Day is young people and mental health in a changing world.

This was the focus for community development mental health organisation, Sharing Voices, yesterday, which was set up in 2002 to primarily support those with a mental illness from a BME background.

The organisation ran an event which saw several activities take place.

This included speakers who discussed the mental health issues children and young people face in today's world.

Strategic Business Manager at Sharing Voices, Ishtiaq Ahmed said: "This year's theme is young people and we approached that from a BME perspective.

"We've consulted and researched in the last few months and we were disseminating our findings."

As a lead on from this, the organisation ran workshops at the event where it was able to gain more information from participants as to their experience with mental health and the support available.

Mr Ahmed said: "We had fantastic feedback from our delegates and it was useful for creating effective partnerships.

"People only access support once their at a crisis point and we want to reduce that, we want to promote early intervention and work with statutory services to make sure certain demographics can access them."

Yesterday also saw a football tournament take place, hosted by several mental health organisations, including Equality for All, in support of World Mental Health Day.

The tournament, held at Richard Dunn Sports Centre, ran for much of the day, with two Bradford City players - Thomas Isherwood and Connor Wood - turning up for the awards ceremony at the end.