BLACKBURN with Darwen's Adult Learning Service held two workshops to promote wellbeing for people.

The event took place at the Care Network Hub on Town Hall Street from 10am to 3pm and also in Blackburn Library.

Visitors got temporary henna 'semicolon' tattoos.

The semicolon has become synonymous with suicide prevention around the world and took place on World Suicide Prevention Day, with the punctuation mark representing the idea that the author could have ended their sentence with one but chose not to.

People have been tattooing a semi-colon as a reminder of the struggle, victory and survival of battling depression or thoughts of suicide.

Hilary Jenkins-Beard, who had one of the tattoos said "People within Blackburn with Darwen can access learning opportunities across the borough to help them with their health and well-being.

"It is important to put events like this on doing the semicolons with little flowers and I really enjoyed it and it was quite relaxing."

Zaheda Hussain, adult learning tutor, said: "We had a few people coming to get them done and got busier throughout the day and it was really good to do them."

People could also do pebble painting to pass on positive thoughts and leave them at locations for people to pick up.

Naomi Woods, skills development officer said: "The pebbles are good because they can bring a smile to people's faces when they see the positive messages."