A charity night with a difference will come to Whitehaven next week, featuring music from local acts along with inspiring talks to promote mental well-being.

The event, at the Solway Hall on Friday, June 14, has been organised by Adam Amor and Emma Baughn, who are mental health first aiders through their jobs with Balfour Beatty at Sellafield.

The pair are part of the Wellbeing Forum, an initiative launched in 2017 to enable Sellafield Ltd and its contractors to work together to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental health.

The forum has gone from strength to strength since then and is now helping out in the community too.

This event, called Take What You Need, is open to everyone.

Adam, 33, of Distington, says: “The idea behind the title is to invite people to take what they need from the evening such as positivity, strength and courage to name a few.”

Guest speakers Danny Sculthorpe and Phil Veivers, from State of Mind Sport, will share their stories and help raise awareness of mental health issues.

Music will be provided by Zoe, Northern Threads, Mazzoni and Rogues.

Adam says: “They promote positive mental health and powerful insights through their own personal experiences. The event will also include music from.

“People need to be more aware of mental health. It’s so important, especially in Copeland with it being such a high area for suicide.

“An evening like this with a talk will help make people more aware, and it’s got some of the best bands in West Cumbria. It should be a really good night.”

The evening is sponsored by the BEP Project Team at Sellafield and will raise money for Mind in West Cumbria and Always Another Way, which aims to improve community spirit and well-being while promoting social inclusion, acceptance and community support.

Tickets are £10 each, available at the Solway Hall and at Threads on King Street, Whitehaven.

Doors open at 6pm.