Abigayle André, a local TikTok star and car presenter known as ‘She Talks Cars’, is backing Mental Health Awareness Week (15 to 21 May) by taking part in a Lego Brick walk experience on Saturday 20 May, at the Broadway Shopping Centre from 11am to 2pm.
Theme for this year’s awareness week is anxiety. People who decide to take part in the Lego Brick walk experience and shoppers at the Broadway Shopping Centre on the day, will receive information on how to get support for their anxiety as well as their general mental health.
Abigayle André, a local TikTok star and car presenter known as ‘She Talks Cars’, said: “I’m grateful to be supporting this year’s mental health awareness week by taking part in the Lego Brick walk experience. If you’ve stood on Lego, it can be quite painful, having the Lego Brick walk experience will make people feel anxious because some will know what to expect, others may feel a little nervous. Working alongside Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership, we want to connect with people via the Lego Brick walk experience to encourage them to access support for their mental health.
“There are lots of reasons for people to feel anxious, like the cost of living, past or childhood experiences, physical and mental health problems. It’s important for people to know it’s ok not to be ok and there is support for them to access to help with their mental health when they need it.
“I encourage people to come along to the Broadway Shopping Centre on Saturday 20 May, from 11am to 2pm, to take part in the Lego Brick walk experience. Remember to bring a pair of your own socks, if you would like to take part and no prior booking is required.”
Naomi Holdsworth from Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s MyWellbeing IAPT Service and on behalf of Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership, said: “Having the Lego Brick walk experience is an innovative way to show how anxiety can be triggered for an individual.
“It’s normal to feel anxious, it gives us a feeling of unease, like a worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. Some people may feel anxious about an upcoming exam, job interview, family or friends news, or having a medical test. There is support for people to access locally like the MyWellbeing IAPT service, which helps people manage everyday problems like feeling low, having sleep problems, feeling anxious or experiencing stress. This service is open to anyone over the age of 16 who is registered with a GP in Bradford, Wharfedale, Airedale or Craven. People don’t have to go through their GP to access support. People accessing support can register online at www.bmywellbeingiapt.nhs.uk.
“People can also access one of the six wellbeing hubs for Bradford District and Craven. The hubs provide advice and support to people on a range of things like, mental wellbeing, welfare benefits, domestic abuse, substance misuse, refugees and asylum seekers, physical health, and carer support.”
People can access one of the wellbeing hubs at:
City Hub, Daisy House Farm, 44 Smith Lane, Bradford, BD9 6DA
Thornbury Hub, 79 Leeds Old Road, Bradford, BD3 8JX
Keighley Pathways Hub, 15 – 17 Devonshire Street, Keighley, BD21 2BH
Tong Hub, Sutton Community Centre, 51 Kyffin Place, Bradford, BD4 8NB
Manningham Hub, Manningham Mills Community Centre, Lilycroft Road, Bradford, BD9 5BD
Shipley Hub, 1 Westgate, Shipley, BD18 3QX
For information on how to contact the hubs visit: https://wellbeingnetwork.org.uk/
For mental health support visit: www.healthyminds.services