AN annual sports day and BBQ for those in recovery for mental health took place this month which gave service users the chance to discuss their challenges and enjoy a day in the sun.

Lea Court Treatment and Recovery Centre in Dallam hosts its annual celebration of recovery each year with users, carers, families, staff and friends all invited along.

Mayor of Warrington, cllr Wendy Johnson and her consort Beverly Hallam attended and joined in the activities in the sunshine.

Doctor Phil Cooper from sports mental health charity State of Mind also visited to discuss everyday challenges regarding mental health and the stigma attached.

The charity aims to harness the power of sport to promote positive mental health among sportsmen and women, fans and wider communities.

Pathways to Recovery attended to encourage and raise awareness of their service.