Andy’s Man Club (AMC), which specialises in supporting men’s mental health, has groups around the country but has had no representation in this part of Yorkshire – until now.

The organisation, which offers free peer-to-peer support sessions, will open its local branch at Harrogate College on Monday 22 January 2024.

The move is being supported by Emmerdale actor Dominic Brunt, who plays Paddy Kirk in the long-running soap. In a short video he created for the charity, Dominic said: “I’m overjoyed to let you know that there’s a new Andy’s Man Club opening in Harrogate, at Harrogate College.

“So see you there: it’s ok to talk.”

The branch, open to men aged 18 and over who can turn up whenever they wish, will run from 7pm to 9pm each Monday, apart from Bank Holidays.