Bury's mental health organisations are marking the end of activities for the Month of Hope.

Starting on World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10 and culminating on World Mental Health Day on October 10, the month was all about raising awareness of suicide and mental health issues.

Events in Bury for this included the "walk of hope" through Burrs County Park on October 3, which included arts activities and open conversations about mental health and weekly Bereaved by Suicide support groups through local charity, The Big Fandango.

Cllr Debbie Quinn, deputy cabinet member for health and wellbeing said: "“Sunday is the end of Greater Manchester’s Month of Hope campaign, but it is not the end of the story.

“During the Month of Hope it has been wonderful to see services coming together to have a coordinated focus on emotional wellbeing, encouraging people to seek support and reach out when they need to. Help is always there.

“If you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to, there is a lot of support available locally.

“Our Getting Help Line is available six days a week for people from Bury of all ages. If you feel you need some advice, guidance or support, get in touch and the team will help to connect you with the best local services to meet your needs. Whether you are a young person or an adult, support is also available online and by text.”

Other activities in the borough have included motivation workshops through the charity, The Creative Living Centre, including face to face appointments and small socially distanced support groups, and baking courses delivered by Bury Adult Learning Centre to reduce anxiety and stress.