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Mental health staff take part in charity parkrun

PUBLISHED: 11:33 30 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:32 02 April 2018

Staff from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust  take part in the parkrun. Picture: Hadyn Everson

Staff from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust take part in the parkrun. Picture: Hadyn Everson

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Staff from hospitals and councils across Norfolk and Suffolk took part in the Parkrun in Lowestoft.

Some staff took part in slightly less standard ways. Picture: Hadyn EversonSome staff took part in slightly less standard ways. Picture: Hadyn Everson

More than 30 staff members from the region ran, walked, pushed pushchairs and provided support from the sidelines throughout the 5km course on Saturday, March 24.

Staff from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Suffolk County Council and Norfolk County Council, who are working across the Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mental Health Team got together to complete the run.

They also put their hands in their pockets to raise some money for two local mental health charities.

The Great Yarmouth team donated money to equipping a portable building for groups and tenants at supported housing at Astley Cooper Place in the town.

Staff take part in the Lowestoft parkrun. Picture: Hadyn EversonStaff take part in the Lowestoft parkrun. Picture: Hadyn Everson

In Lowestoft, staff elected to support Young Carers who provide support for children of mental health service users in the area.

A spokesman said: “There were a few aches and pains, but everyone had a great time. What a great way to meet new people, get out in the fresh air and get a little exercise.”

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