A charity set up in the name of a teenager who took her own life 12 months ago is hoping to expand across the country.
Lauren’s Place was set up just over a year ago following the death of 17-year-old Lauren Johnson from Oswaldtwistle who fell from the top of the Arndale Centre car park in Accrington on June 5, 2014.
The charity held a bubble release on Broadway in Accrington on Friday to mark the first anniversary of her death.
A crowd of friends, family and supporters of the charity gathered to pay their respects.
Lauren’s mum Dawn, who is chairperson of the charity, said the aim of the organisation is to bridge the gap and empower minds.
She said: “In years to come I’d like to see a Lauren’s Place in different towns and cities across the country in memory of someone.
“I have a ten-year vision, I’d like to see a Simon’s Place, a Brett’s Place, when we have Lauren’s Place up and running, we can help other places get systems in place.”
Dawn, a mental health nurse, said: “I went from being on one side working in mental health to the opposite side of caring for someone with mental health problems.”
For more information visit www.lauren-place.org.uk