A HEREFORD city centre church will become the new home for Herefordshire Mind for a week, as the organisation celebrates its 40th anniversary.

St Peter's Church will host a week of mental health events as part of the 'Mind@40' celebrations from November 20 to November 27.

Talks will explore sleep, understanding self-harm, the history of mental health support, a creativity and happiness afternoon and the future of mental health services in Herefordshire.

There will be drop-in sessions for art on the mornings of November 20, 22 and 27; reading on November 22 and active mind fitness on November 23.

Exhibitions will celebrate Mind projects past and present, including initiatives run with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, the Music Pool, Herefordshire Council Adult Learning, Herefordshire Library, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Hereford College of Arts, and SHYPP.

Rev. Elliot Swattridge, Curate at St Peter's, said: "It is a privilege to host this fantastic week at St Peter's, and as a church we couldn't agree more with Mind that mental health, and how to promote wellbeing in a holistic sense, is something our culture needs to work on and openly discuss far more in the face of the fast-paced, stressful and socially fragmented society we live in. We really look forward to working with Mind and are really pleased our building can be put to such good use for such a wonderful cause."

Talks are free to attend and tickets can be booked from Hereford Library, St Peter's Church or through Eventbrite.

For more information email MindAt40@herefordshire-mind.org.uk.