OLDER people in Denbighshire have the opportunity to benefit from a free course to help improve their mental wellbeing.

Vale of Clwyd Mind (VCM), the mental health charity for Wales and England, has launched a new Welsh Government funded project titled 'My Generation', which aims to help people over 50 to explore tips and advice on how to deal with difficult times in their lives, such as leaving work, loneliness, money worries and bereavement.

The free sessions will run for an 8-week period at the Eirianfa Community Centre in Denbigh, starting at 2pm on Wednesday, September 5.

Philip Williams, director for VCM, said: “Everyone can feel lonely and anxious at times, but we know that as you get older that feeling of isolation can increase.

With one in four people in Wales having a mental health problem in any given year, we’re really pleased to be offering this new service to older people in our community.”

My Generation was first piloted in Pembrokeshire, Newport, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, as well as Merthyr and the surrounding valleys. The charity's figures show that 350 people took part and nearly 80% reported an improved sense of wellbeing.

The Denbighshire project will involve includes taster sessions of activities such as drumming, art and craft and cooking. Attendees will also be able to receive information on other projects and volunteering opportunities in their area.

To find out more information, or if you are over 50 and want to get involved, contact Jenny Bolton on 01745 812461