A NEW Health project has won local backing.

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to people in Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, is backing mental health charity, Mind in its bid to get men talking about their mental health during Mind Week 2009.

The annual Mind Week event runs until Friday May 15.

Mind claims that although men and women experience mental health problems in roughly equal numbers, men are much less likely to be diagnosed and treated for them.