A WREXHAM man is raising crucial awareness for men's mental health.

Richard Harries from Wrexham has set himself the honorable goal of raising much-needed awareness for men's mental health. 

The 35-year-old has announced he will organise a weekly 'Walk and Talk' event open to all men in the Wrexham area and beyond as a way to encourage them to open up about their struggles.

The Leader: Richard is making a huge difference to so many across WrexhamRichard is making a huge difference to so many across Wrexham (Image: Richard Harries)

After experiencing poor mental health for a number of years, Richard is determined to make a difference after witnessing an increase in the number of individuals admitting they too have found it difficult to seek support.

Walks are arranged on as many Sunday's as possible and are completely free to join. The first one was organised for February 4 from Bradley Club Car Park around Alyn Waters and Richard was amazed by the turn-up.

Members can also purchase a raffle ticket as Richard has received gifted items from local businesses for weekly prizes following the walks, including from the Fat Boar. 

He said: "I couldn't sit back and do nothing about it. It took me two minutes to set up a Facebook post and it cost nothing to set up the walking events.

"Since organising it I've had an unbelievable response and messages saying it's made them not feel alone. 

"I've suffered badly myself and that's the reason I'm doing it."


Richard has received an overwhelming response on Facebook with friends, family and strangers applauding his actions and determination to support others.

Anyone who wants to join in the next organised event is able to do so. All details are shared weekly on Richard's Facebook page 'Richy Harries.'

The next walk will be on Sunday, February 25 meeting at the Bradley Cricket Club at 2pm.