Appeal for volunteers to distribute mental health awareness cards in Hartlepool

Hartlepool business LilyAnne’s Coffee Bar is appealing for volunteers to raise awareness of mental health support that is available.

They include a QR code that when scanned direct the recipient to a list of support services available locally.

But LilyAnne’s says after a recent spell of strong winds and rain, a lot of the cards have been damaged.

Trevor Sherwood and Angela Arnold of LilyAnne's Coffee Bar with one of the QR cards at Hartlepool marina. Picture by FRANk REID

They are appealing for helpers to replace the damaged cards at locations including Summerhill, the marina, Headland, Crimdon, Seaton, local parks, and other public spaces.

The cards also feature hopeful messages from real people plus a text number to be able to talk to someone at any time.

Anyone who wants to help is asked to drop into LilyAnne’s, in Victoria Road, and collect some of the cards.