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Flash mob takes over Huyton town centre

by Laura Johnston

Shoppers in Huyton town centre were taken by surprise when they saw local people take to the high street to show off their skills as part of a health campaign

Over 40 people were involved in a flash mob on Saturday 8 October 2016 which was organised by Knowsley Culture Development and Events in partnership with Public Health. The flash mob was part of a campaign called Make Time which surrounds World Mental Health Day that is on 10 October.

The Make Time campaign encourages people to think about five different actions that promote wellbeing and doing something to make a positive difference to your mood. These are all based around encouraging people to learn, connect, keep active, and take notice.

The actions that are considered important in improving your wellbeing and what you may want to consider are…

  • When was the last time…you tried something new?
  • When was the last time…you laughed until you cried?
  • When was the last time…you got up and about?
  • When was the last time…you made someone smile?
  • When was the last time…you noticed things around you?

This isn’t the first event of its kind in Knowsley – a similar flash mob took place in Kirkby in February. This was organised with the same theme of promoting taking care of health and wellbeing.

Of course, attention could not have been brought to such an important cause in this creative way if it were not for the amazing people who took part. Well done Street Feet dance group,  Mafia dance group and Acting Up as well as everyone else who put in so much hard work to pull the brilliant piece together!

Here are some photos from the event

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Find out more about the campaign on the website and read more about how you can improve your mental wellbeing here