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LIVE Here Love Here is gearing up to host its third annual Healthy Oceans, Healthy Minds campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the benefits healthy marine environments.

A partnership with Belfast Harbour, Healthy Oceans, Healthy Minds boasts a programme of events that seeks to connect communities to coastal areas and drive better understanding of why people should protect waterways and the sea. The programme of more than 20 events includes a foraging expedition along the North Down coastline, a marine litter talk with Lesley Crawshaw at Hamilton Road Community Centre in Bangor, a wildlife discovery walk along the Ards Canal and a sea swim at Helen’s Bay.

All events are available free of cost to the public. Jenni Barkley, Communications and Corporate Responsibility Manager at Belfast Harbour said: ‘We are delighted to support Live Here Love Here once again on such a fantastic campaign. Northern Ireland is blessed with an abundance of rich marine environments that serve our communities in many ways, not least by providing healthy outlets that support our wellbeing.

‘Healthy Oceans, Healthy Minds is so valuable because it not only supports communities to positively engage with our waterways but also learn that by adopting better habits we can all help to protect these spectacular assets from further damage and pollution, allowing generations to come to reap their rewards.’

For its third year, Live Here Love Here has ensured that Healthy Oceans, Healthy Minds Healthy Oceans, Healthy Minds returns to borough features activities that the whole community can experience and learn from. Community groups, clubs and families across the province are invited to join in with the campaign.

Healthy Oceans, Healthy Minds runs from August 20-31. To view the full calendar of events and get involved, visit hyminds.

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