Flash Dance for Mental Health

Staff from NHS Forth Valley joined dancers from all walks of life to take part in the Slosh as part of a flash mob to raise awareness of mental health.

The event took place in the Howgate Shopping Centre in Falkirk  where they were joined by local MSP and Justice Secretary Michael Matheson, pupils from Braes High School, members of the Salvation Army,  Falkirk and Larbert fire crews, local police officers, members of Falkirk Operatic Society, staff from the Department of Work and Pensions, the Howgate Centre, Citizens Advice Bureau, Falkirk Council housing department  and  Falkirk and District Association for Mental Health (FDAMH).

Although they could not attend in person, several local shops including Morrisons, Tesco and B&M, offered support through much-needed refreshments and snacks.

The event was held during Mental Health Awareness Week and the Falkirk Mental Health Involvement Group produced their own leaflet on the theme of dignity to hand out to local shoppers.

During the day around £160 was raised for FDAMH.