Brierfield Action in the Community (BAIC) know that silence can be a shroud for those dealing with mental health issues - and that reaching out to others can save lives.
That was one of the motivations behind the group’s Tea and Talk morning, a national campaign marking World Mental Health Day.
The event offered residents the chance to speak to staff about issues relating to their mental well-being, break down myths and learn about services provided in the area.
Donations totalled £56 in aid of the Mental Health Foundation, a charity helping people to understand, protect and sustain their mental well-being.
Offering information on dementia was Chris Cheeseman, of Pendleside Hospice, while Alyson Walker, of the Lancashire Health and Well-being Service, was also on hand to give advice to residents.