HUNDREDS of people are expected to flock to the town centre to campaign about more mental health support for teenagers — following the death of Aleysha Rothwell.
Posters highlighting depression, anxiety and self harm will be displayed in Victoria Square today and people will bring their own banners.
The awareness event has been organised after Aleysha, aged 16, was found hanging in her Breightmet foster family’s home in April. She is believed to have had suffered from mental health problems.
Adrienne Wood, aged 18, who knows Aleysha’s friends, and Pam Parish, who feels strongly about the care available for young people with mental health problems, have organised the event.
Helium balloons will be released in memory of the tragic teen and money will be raised by selling purple ribbons. Funds will go towards the cost of a purple headstone for Aleysha.
The day will be themed “It is more than having a bad day” as Aleysha is believed to have used the phrase when speaking to medical staff before her death.
The event will take place between noon and 2pm.