A CHARITY is hosting a series of events to kick-start conversations about mental health.

Mental health charity Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind (SWR Mind) is hosting a series of events during Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from May 8 to May 14.

This year’s theme is ‘surviving or thriving’ and it seeks to uncover why too few people are thriving with good mental health.

There will be a lunch on Wednesday in Scarborough for people working with SWR Mind and people who have used the charity’s services. Staff will also be giving mental health awareness talks to local groups.

Sophie Hall, chief executive said: “Mental Health Awareness Week is a great opportunity to make a commitment to improving the mental health of yourself, your loved ones, colleagues or local community. Take a first step, seek help if needed, ring up an old friend or have a chat with a neighbour. Just asking someone how they are can make a big difference to their day.”

SWR Mind can be found on Facebook or on their website swrmind.org.uk