The Giraudeau Family from Lisburn at the Walk
of Life 2007.
OVER 70 walkers and their families took to
the Lagan Towpath on Saturday August 25 to raise vital funds and
awareness of mental health at the the Rethink Walk of Life.
Recent research by MIND has proven that by
walking and exercising in a 'green' environment depression is
alleviated by over 70%, as ,opposed to urban walking where
depression is only alleviated by over 20%.
For these reasons, Rethink has created the inaugural Rethink
'Walk of Life' along the Towpath. Bill Halliday the Director of
Rethink Northern Ireland, said: "It was great to See both
serious, 'hobby walkers' and their families taking part in the
'Walk of Life, not only because of the physical and mental
health benefits to hem but also because of the financial support
their sponsorship will give Rethink and the magnificent work it
does here in Northern Ireland."