State of Mind joined 50 people who made the very first walk from Darkness Into Light taking place in Wigan

Darkness into Light is a unique, early morning experience which begins in darkness at 4.15am as thousands of people across the world walk or run a 5km route while dawn is breaking.

The early dawn represents hope and is symbolic of the work of Pieta House; a Dublin based centre working to prevent self harm and suicide, bringing people from darkness back into the light.

Darkness into light Breege and Maxine
Darkness into Light came to Wigan and started at the Brian Boru Club, 55 Bryn St, Ashton in Makerfield.

As well as raising awareness of mental health and in particular self harm and suicide, the walk raised vital funds for Pieta House and Irish Community Care, a small local charity delivering crucial services in the community (

For further information please contact because next year its going to get bigger!

Irish Community Care:; Tel: 01942717999
Brian Boru Club:; Tel: 01942727536 / 01942202410