A FEEL Good Fair is being brought to Skipton to help link people to potentially beneficial services.

The event is being organised by Laura Hepworth for the charity, Mind, to take place on April 5 at Rendezvous Hotel, in Keighley Road, Skipton.

She explained: “The aim of this event will be to introduce people to their local well-being services.

“It will help local businesses to network with like-minded professionals; highlight the importance of physical and mental health.”

She said the event will also aim to raise money and awareness for the charity, Mind.

Laura added: “The Feel Good Fair will be hosted from 11am to 4pm, and will run as a stall basis with a variety of well-being services on display as well as any business that creates that feel-good factor for the customer.

“Alongside the stalls there will be complimentary fitness taster classes running all day.

“Years of working with the public has made me realise the number of everyday people suffering with mental health issues, often feeling they have nowhere to turn.

“I am hoping this event will showcase our local resources.”

Laura says she is passionate about creating an event that raises the awareness and normality of mental health and helping the everyday person overcome this.

“With the number of stories we see currently in the media, it appears to be a prevalent issue in this area. I want the event to make people comfortable and realise the resources that are there which they may not have previously been aware of.

Tickets will be sold at £3 in advance or £4 on the door with all ticket sales going to Mind.

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.