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Cumbria Crime Commissioner visits Mind in Furness during Mental Health Awareness Week

Cumbria's Crime Commissioner visits Mind in Furness as part of Mental Health Awareness Week

Peter McCall dropped in at the School Street charity, Barrow, on Tuesday (May 9) after being invited by the team to see what work they did in the local communities of Furness and Millom.

Cumbria's Crime Commissioner Peter McCall sits in on Mind in Furness's Men's Group during his visit during Mental Health Awareness Week May 2017

The Crime Commissioner explained the work he was aiming to do in the local community around mental health, especially during the nighttime economy to help ease pressure on A&E staff and the police.

Mr McCall chatted to members about their experiences with mental health and how Mind in Furness has and continues to help them.

Mind in Furness Centre Manager Melanie Gilmour chats to Crime Commissioner Peter McCall about future plans for the charity
Crime Commissioner Peter McCall speaks to Mind in Furness staff member Julie and volunteer members George and Julie about his plans to help tackle mental health issues in south Cumbria

Mr McCall said he enjoyed his visit and was really impressed by the work carried out by staff and volunteers.

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