NCS Action Day 2019

What is Action Day? NCS Action Day is a national movement where lots of NCS graduates will be getting together up and down the country to participate in some community social action to make a difference in your community.

NCS graduates are invited to the 'March for Mental Health' in Leicester, on Saturday 6th April. It's a 4.5 mile walk which intends to raise awareness about the critical issue of mental health in the UK. While spreading some joy across the city and boosting our own well-being, we want to raise the social awareness and understanding within our community about the importance of mental health. This Action Day we seek to encourage an open, positive, and supportive dialogue about mental health while educating the public on the mental health services and resources within Leicestershire. We will do this by giving out leaflets and posters along our walk to all that we meet and by wearing promotional T-shirts.
 

While helping to play a key role in raising mental health awareness in Leicester, the event is also an exciting NCS Reunion for Graduates to reconnect with their NCS teammates, and of course have the opportunity to meet new NCS Graduates from other waves last Summer and Autumn too! 

 

Action Day and Reunion Itinerary 

Saturday 6th April 2019

9:00am - 11:00am: Meet at the NCS office at LEBC, 
30 Frog Island, Leicester, LE3 5AG

Graduates will be meeting here to make posters, leaflets, and decorate t-shirts with positive slogans, mental health statistics, and help hotlines ready to take on the walk. Attend when you are available between these times to join in for the arts and crafts, or to participate in the first half of the walk. 

11:15am - 12:20pm: Walk to Victoria Park and lunch. Walk Part 1. 
We will follow a set route from LEBC to the Victoria Park's Arch of Remembrance War Memorial. You will need to bring your own lunch.  We will supply soft drinks and few little snacks to keep us going.

12:45 - 2:00pm: Walk from Victoria Park to Abbey Park. Walk Part 2. 
If you are unable to join for part 1 of the walk, you are still very welcome to join at this stage of the day. After lunch we will carry on the walk. Once we have arrived at Abbey Park we will have a group photo and celebrate the impact of the walk. There will be certificates handed out to acknowledge your support for Action Day 2019. 

Spare waterproofs will be available in case of bad weather. 

To attend you will need to confirm your place by emailing [email protected] or call 0116 240 7007 between Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm. 

NCS Action Day 2019

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