A COLCHESTER charity is set to open a chess club aimed at supporting adults with anxiety and other mental health issues.

Changing Lives, a charity preventing children from engaging in criminal activity and spreading awareness about the dangers of gang violence, is set to launch chess club sessions.

Sessions will take place at the Changing Lives Community Hub, in Crouch Street, and will run every Tuesday from 4:30pm until 6pm.

The club's first session is set to happen tomorrow and adults of all skill levels are invited to go along, socialise and play chess, free of charge.

Jay Rusecki, the founder of the club, said: "I have suffered from anxiety for over ten years and have even been out of work because of it.

"Over the past six months I have made massive progress, my biggest achievement is how I have now been socialising more in groups.

"These sessions try to help people who are suffering from anxiety get together and be social in a welcoming environment."

There will also be refreshments made available for all attendees.

For more information email: colchester@changinglivescommunityservices.co.uk