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Join the Pirate Treasure Hunt at the Praxis Care Secret Garden!

Praxis Care is calling out for junior pirates to come along to the treasure hunt in the Secret Garden, 22 Moira Road Hillsborough on Sunday 10th October 2010 1.30 – 3pm to mark World Mental Health Day.

The event is a fun family day featuring a treasure hunt thorough the Secret Garden followed by soup and a roll for £5 (children under 12 come free).

Other activities include a face painting, a special prize for the best dressed pirate and a raffle for a giant size cup cake (provided by L and K Bakes)!

For the adults there will be a chance to buy some of the fantastic items produced in the Secret Garden including plants, fruit and vegetables as well as sample the gourmet tea and coffee.

Cathy Lyness, Manager Praxis Care Secret Garden says:

‘The Treasure Hunt promises to be a great fun day for all families to come and explore the Secret Garden and mark World Mental Health Day with a fun family event.

The Treasure Hunt takes place on World Mental Health Day (Sunday Oct 10th) has been designated by the World Health Organisation as a Global day to highlight to the general public the issue of mental health.

The Secret Garden is a social enterprise run by Praxis Care which is open Monday to Saturday 9.30 am – 4pm and has a Garden Centre selling plants and vegetables grown on site as well as a coffee shop run by Praxis Care staff and service users. It is also the venue for the annual Garden Show Ireland event.’

Praxis Care, one of the UK’s larger charities and a major provider of mental health services is hosting a series of events to support and promote World Mental Health Day 2010.

If you want to know more about the work of Praxis Care visit www.praxiscare.org.uk

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Notes to editors

To organise an interview with volunteers or service users or further information about the work of Praxis Care call Paul Collins Assistant Director – Fundraising & Communications 079 187 205 54 paulcollins@praxiscare.org.uk

Praxis Care is one of the larger charities providing care for vulnerable children and adults affected by mental ill heath, learning disability, acquired brain injury and dementia in Northern Ireland, England, the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man. Praxis Care provides a range of accommodation and support services for 1,432 people in 66 separate units.

Mental Health Facts:

  • Research indicates that up to 1 in 4 people will have a mental health issue sometime in their lives.
  • Famous people such as Stephen Fry, Winston Churchill, Paul Merton, Spike Milligan and Ronnie O’Sullivan have all had mental health issues.
  • At present 450 million people world wide have mental illness.
Join the Pirate Treasure Hunt at the Praxis Care Secret Garden!

Join the Pirate Treasure Hunt at the Praxis Care Secret Garden!

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