A CHARITY is holding an event to show people with mental illness the help it can give them to enable them to find work.

The Shaw Trust, which runs a project that gives support to 124 sufferers in County Durham, will hold the free Road to Recovery event, at Durham County Cricket Club, Chester-le-Street, on Thursday, from 10am to 3pm.

"Thursday's event particularly targets the traditionally harder to reach people with mental health issues," said Judith Underwood, Shaw Trust's area manager for Durham and Wearside.

For further details about the event, call Wendy Pearson on 07973 230294.