A HOPEFUL Steps Walk will take place today Friday September 15 in Galashiels as part of Suicide Prevention Awareness Week.

Whether you've been affected by suicide in any way or you've not, everyone is welcome to come along, join the walk and talk about what gives you hope.

Suicide Prevention is everyone's business, and organisers want people to come together to help reduce the stigma around suicide.

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The walk will be low level led by walk leaders and will start at 2pm at Netherdale, the home of Gala Rugby.

Participants are asked to arrive at 1.45pm for registration.

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Support and information will be available from Andy's Man Club, Samaritans, Quarriers, SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement of Suicide), The Wellbeing Service and Public Health.

Refreshments will be provided at the Rugby Club after the walk.

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Please feel free to bring along any friends and family.

This event has been organised by Deniese Carmichael Scottish Borders Council and Charlotte Jones NHS Borders.

For more information about suicide prevention in the Borders go to www.nhsborders.scot.nhs.uk/suicideprevention