A charity hosted an event in Ilford to encourage people to open up about mental health as the country unlocks after the Covid lockdown. 

Supporting Humanity, which was set up during the pandemic, ran its third Let’s Talk In The Park event on Sunday afternoon in Valentines Park, with Ilford South MP Sam Tarry appearing in support. 

The charity recently launched a mental health phone line to offer support and hope that the park events will raise awareness of the service. 

The group’s next goal is to secure a permanent premises from Redbridge Council, through which they hope to provide social activities, face-to-face mental health services and support for the homeless. 

Mr Tarry said: “I’m fully backing them to see whether we can get a permanent base for them, so that they can base here in Redbridge, because I know the work they do in Ilford could be hugely expanded. 

“As a member of parliament, my office is inundated every day with loads of people in really dire situations, often mental health is part of that, loneliness is part of that.” 


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