LIBRARIES across Oxfordshire are staging a series of events to promote mental wellbeing.

Oxfordshire County Council has teamed up with mental health charity Oxfordshire MIND to encourage people to make small lifestyle changes, to improve their mindset.

The campaign will tour 14 of the county's libraries, starting at Oxfordshire County Library.

People are welcome to pop along to the library in the Westgate Centre on Friday, February 2.

The event, called Time to Talk, will feature several guest speakers and screening of a case study video about the 'five ways to wellbeing'.

This is a list of five key pointers to unlock better mental health, as published by the Government: connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give.

The county council's cabinet member for public health, Hilary Hibbert-Biles, said: "Raising awareness around mental health and being able to talk about it is extremely important.

"Mental wellbeing impacts individuals, families and communities.

"By incorporating the 'five ways to wellbeing' it enables people to cope with the challenges and stresses of life, encourages interpersonal relationships, and helps contribute to their community and society."

The event runs from 2pm-2.30pm.

It coincides with national campaign Time to Talk Day, which has taken place on the first Thursday of February since 2014.

Attendees will learn how libraries can support people suffering with mental health problems.

Paintings by an Oxfordshire MIND service user will also be on display.