Tackling mental health through fishing

Report by Tim Scott

The group Tackling Minds is helping people's mental health through fishing.

David Lyons formed the group last year, after struggling with anxiety and alcohol dependency. He started fishing again and realised he could help others enjoy its therapeutic effects.

David started the group in Littleborough near to scenic areas around Hollingworth Lake, just one of the spots the group go fishing.

Some sessions are targeted towards helping veterans. The group is currently working with Healthier Heroes, the Burnley-based charity who help armed forces veterans adjust to civilian life.

Tackling Minds has secured lottery funding and hopes to continue expanding on the good work they do.

If you have been affected by any of the issues in this story, the links below may be able to provide some advice and support.

Tackling Minds

Healthier Heroes



Every Mind Matters

Mental Health Foundation