A BINGLEY woman is walking to every base of a Bradford district mental health group in 24 hours to raise funds for the charity.

Julie-Anne Hughes will be walking the perimeter of where the It’s Worth Talking About groups are based.

She will set off on her 24-hour trek from Bingley on her walk at midnight on Friday, July 23, then continuing all day this Saturday, stopping off in Headingley, Tong, Queensbury, Wilsden, Haworth, Keighley, Silsden, before finishing back at Bingley.

Miss Hughes will also be joined by work colleagues and Matthew Ledder, who facilitates for Bingley/Wilsden Men’s group’s as well as help along the way from other facilitators.

She said: “While I achieved the canal walk last year on my own with support towards the end, it shows more and more people in the Bradford district are aware of It’s Worth Talking About and want to support and raise awareness for people in the community.

“It’s amazing how the groups are growing, so I’m wanting to raise more awareness and carry on walking for women and men who are struggling with the mental health everyday.”

Her more than 50-mile walk is raising £2,456 for the It’s Worth Talking About Mental Health group, who would like to reach out to men and women to offer help and support, who are facing mental health challenges silently on their own.

She has set up a women's only mental health group, which is held every Thursday between 7pm and 9pm at Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Place, Bingley.

Ryan Anderton co-founded It’s Worth Talking About Mental Health. The organisation quickly grew from its initial presence on Facebook to regular gatherings in Keighley and Haworth pubs.

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