MORE than 100 unemployed people have been given coaching on how to change their lives.

Easington Action Team for Jobs organised the event, called Optimise, to show people what they are capable of and help them build on their strengths to secure a job.

Led by motivational trainer Michael Heppell, it included activities such as relaxation and visualisation.

Action team manager Kate Welch, said: "I hope that people had the chance to come up with their own plans for 90 days of massive action and get new motivation to find jobs."

For more information about the Easington Action team, call 0800 389 6523.