A RECRUITMENT drive has been issued for trustees of a new South Lakes mental health charity.

Since the closure of South Lakeland MIND at the end of March, a team of volunteers, supported by fellow charities CADAS, Growing Well and Manna House and by MP Tim Farron have been working to create a new charity which will provide affordable counselling and potentially other support services.

The group have made good progress and are now actively seeking trustees to help establish and lead the new venture.

Potential Trustees should have personal and/or professional experience of mental health issues and excellent communication and interpersonal skills so that they can work effectively with other trustees, clients, volunteers, staffs and partner organisations.

Trustees would need to commit at least one day per month and would receive an induction and ongoing training and support.

For further information please email tim@timfarron.co.uk. Deadline for application is June 24.