Mental health group puts focus on angling

Mental health group puts focus on angling

by Angling Times |

A NEW group has been created with the objective of making fishing as accessible as possible to those effected by mental health illnesses.

Angling in Mind UK (AIM) is the brainchild of care home worker Wayne Bridger (45) and his girlfriend Jess, a mental health nurse. Created this summer, their plan is to host matches for anglers with mental health issues where they can fish away from the pressures and worries of open and club contests.

Wayne said:

“I know how hard it is to get involved with match fishing where you can feel you’ll be ridiculed or not able to handle the banter.

“We aim to create events where everyone fishing knows they’re surrounded by people feeling the exact same way.”

Wayne Bridger wants to bring fishing to those with fragile mental health
Wayne Bridger wants to bring fishing to those with fragile mental health

“What we need now is for angling clubs, tackle shops and companies to get in touch and give us their support. Anything that can be offered will be greatly appreciated and will make a huge difference.”

AIM’s first event on September 5 at Pump Station Lake in Hampshire has already sold out, and now Wayne is looking for industry support to kick things on.

To support AIM contact: anglinginminduk@gmail.com

Angling In Mind UK
Angling In Mind UK
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