AN art exhibition with a difference has opened on Teesside.

It features black and white photographs of famous and ordinary people who have experienced mental health problems.

Also included in the show is artwork, including masks, produced by people with mental health problems and learning difficulties.

The exhibition, at Middlesbrough College, has been organised by the Tees and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust as part of a campaign to tackle the stigma attached to mental health.

Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon opened the exhibition with the help of John Hogg, the college principal, and Eileen Grace, chairwoman of the trust.