A MENTAL health charity is holding a free course to help those suffering with mental health problems acknowledge them.

Mind in Whitby and Scarborough are holding a half-day course, which will encourage people to identify their issues, and develop their coping strategies.

The session is planned to boost mental wellbeing and prevent instances of low mood and further depression.

In 2018, Mind urged the government to prioritise suicide prevention as it claimed 'one suicide was one too many.'

A spokesperson said: "Participants will look at mental health awareness and wellbeing, how it affects people and what steps they can take to feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life.

"It will be delivered by a member of the charity’s staff in a relaxed atmosphere with opportunities for people to share and talk if they wish."

The course will take place on Friday, March 29 from 11am at WHISH in St Hilda's Business Centre, Green Lane in Whitby.