A NEW mental health support group is starting in Amesbury next week.

The Bakehouse Lane group will meet every Thursday from 2pm to 4pm at Amesbury Community & Visitor Centre in High Street.

The meetings are free, but voluntary donations to cover expenses are welcome, and there will be activities such as guest speakers, arts and crafts, musical activities and meditation.

People can get information about managing mental health and well being, support from others and discussion about mental health issues. They can also help plan a Mental Health Awareness Day being planned in Amesbury in the summer.