A NEW mental health peer support group is being launched in Keighley.

Behind the initiative is Action Point, based at the town's Temple Row Centre.

The group will meet on Tuesdays, between 10am and 2pm, from July 2.

Anyone aged 18-plus can attend the free sessions.

The scheme is being funded for an initial six-month period through Mental Health Connect transformation grants.

Diane Dale, for Action Point, says: "We know that dealing with mental health difficulties can be really hard, especially if people don’t have anyone to talk to, or if they feel that people don’t understand.

"Peer support is about people with lived experience of mental health difficulties supporting each other. It can be a really effective way of improving your health, wellbeing and self-esteem.

"The sessions are free to attend and open to all adults.

"The group will provide a safe space for people experiencing mental health difficulties to support each other, without judgment."

For further information about the group, people can contact Diane on 01535 609506 or admin@actionpoint.uk

Action Point, formerly Keighley & District Volunteer Centre, began as a small volunteer bureau more than 20 years ago.

It now provides a wide range of community support services.