Hope Walks

Hope Walks is a free walking group for people who have been affected by the loss of someone close to them who may have died by suicide; this could be a family member, a partner or a friend. There is no time limit to the bereavement and the loss does not have to have been recent. Cornwall Mind aim to help people as they adjust to their loss, by providing peer support and the opportunity to ‘walk and talk’ in the natural environment.

When people are bereaved by suicide, they can often experience a number of feelings including isolation and desperation; they may not be able to access support or find it hard to talk about their feelings.

Hope Walks helps people to meet others with a shared experience and provide each other with peer support and opportunities to talk in a safe environment.

Hope Walks are already taking place monthly at Trelissick Gardens near Truro and Lanhydrock near Bodmin with new groups starting soon in Helston and Newquay.

From April to September, we offer twilight walks, a chance for people to join us in the early evening at Trelissick gardens.

A timetable of walks is available, however we ask that people who are interested contact Cornwall Mind first, using the details below, before attending a walk.

  • Please could you let people know about Hope Walks and encourage them to contact Cornwall Mind if they would like to attend.
  • We are happy to attend meetings and networking events and would appreciate any opportunities to promote this project by delivering talks and facilitating information stands.
  • If you are aware of any other forums, media channels or promotional opportunities please let us know.
  • We need volunteers to help support the walks. Full training and supervision will be offered.

Many thanks

Rob Phillips: rob@cornwallmind.org

Mobile: 07510 384299 / Office: 01208 892 855

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