Walk a Mile Edinburgh – 3 September 2015, register now

Walk a Mile
Thursday 3rd September
18:00 hours at Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

How many times have you thought….’I wish you could walk a mile in my shoes’
Well now here’s your chance to be part of Scotland’s biggest ever anti-stigma conversation. Join us and ‘Walk a Mile in someone else’s shoes’ to challenge mental health stigma. Our aim is to bring together hundreds of professionals, carers and people with lived experience for a friendly conversation as they stroll down the Royal Mile in pairs.

People will get the chance to see each other as they really are and not as the labels they may have.Inspired by Chris Young’s walk around the edge of the UK, Walk a Mile is a series of events organised to highlight the experiences of people with mental health problems.

Chris Young is an ex-social worker who has a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  On 6th April 2011, he began a tour of the UK with the aim to walk the entire way around our lovely island on foot, relying solely on the kindness of other people for food, water, shelter and compassion.  His walk has been hugely successful in achieving his goal of encouraging open, honest conversation and reducing the stigma of mental health conditions ‘one conversation at a time’. Chris has walked thousands of miles with the belief that we can end stigma together.

Places are limited so register now.

We’re meeting at 18:00 on JohnstoneTerrace at the top of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

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