Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine in mental health awareness campaign

This Is Lancashire: IN FOCUS Jennie McAlpine zooms in on subjects as part of the Life Through The Lens initiative. IN FOCUS Jennie McAlpine zooms in on subjects as part of the Life Through The Lens initiative.

CORONATION Street star Jennie McAlpine – Fiz Stape in the soap – is looking to turn the focus on positive mental health as part of a photo competition.

Life Through The Lens is running across the north-west to promote five simple ways that amateur snappers can feel better about themselves.

The Rossendale actress says collecting the images will help the budding David Baileys to connect with the world around them, be active, take notice of their surroundings, keep on learning and give their own take on life.

Jennie is a well-known supporter of mental health issues and recently saw her father Tom McAlpine, chairman of the Manchester-based support network Mood Swings, pick up an OBE for his services to the discipline.

“The five simple actions Life Through The Lens highlights can make an incredible difference to many lives,” said Jennie.

“By picking up a camera and taking part we’re all helping to make mental health a more easily accepted topic of conversation.”

Part of the work of The Year of Health and Wellbeing Partnership, the competition has been designed to help people overcome the current economic downturn.

Individual categories for schools, under 18s, adults, camera clubs and an online pick have been created and entries can be submitted by the partnership’s website.

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5:28pm Thu 23 Feb 12

Between_the_lions says...

Think many people will e needing mental health treatment after reading about the pregnant mother of 9.

The family survive on metal polisher Paul’s £200 a week wage and total benefits of £575 a week.

Close your legs, you are costing us too much!
Think many people will e needing mental health treatment after reading about the pregnant mother of 9. The family survive on metal polisher Paul’s £200 a week wage and total benefits of £575 a week. Close your legs, you are costing us too much! Between_the_lions
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9:33am Fri 24 Feb 12

happycyclist says...

Making people aware of mental health issues is one thing, but getting employers to employ people with mental health issues will be much more difficult.
Making people aware of mental health issues is one thing, but getting employers to employ people with mental health issues will be much more difficult. happycyclist
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1:34am Mon 27 Feb 12

dom jolly says...

who cares about this story, jennies fit as and needs me to romance her
who cares about this story, jennies fit as and needs me to romance her dom jolly
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