Good mental health

Sarah from our My Mind Matters project arrived bright and early Saturday morning and stood in the pouring rain handing out soggy flyers to people in the park that were taking part in a fun run. All in aid of publicising Mental Health Awareness Week.

” I wasn’t expecting there to be over 370 people that ran but we got to speak to a good few of them. There was lots of interest and people agreeing that mental health is such a huge issue that affects everyone in one way or another.

“There were people running with babies in pushchairs, very elderly, blind people with guides….everyone and anyone. it was very inspiring and I almost felt like I might actually do the run one of these days..almost! Might try the kids one on Sunday that’s only 2k. Running is GREAT for anxiety and I will try to support more people to get out there soon .” said Sarah.

Sarah and Nic, the Local Area Coordinator laughing in the rain but not running anywhere

Free Harborough transport guide

You have to be a bit of a transport ninja to find out what your options are if you want to travel anywhere in the Harborough District. There is such a mish mash of possibilities and if you live in one of the far flung villages the chances are you may have to try and work out some complicated journey involving more than one bus to get to where you need to be. Do you know what buses are still running? Do you know what community transport is available?

You will now! VASL got together with the grandly named Harborough Integrated Locality Team, to come up with a handy booklet that covers as many options as we could find with all the relevant contact details so you don’t have to rummage through lots of different places. Click to view the guide >

We have 5000 guides printed and they are FREE! Let us know if you would like one, we will be distributing them around the area over the next few weeks, to the council offices, Doctor’s Surgeries, clubs – any where that would like to have them available. If you know of anywhere that you think would like a few, just let us know on or give us a bell on 01858 433232

To access the leaflet click on this link: