AN arts group has launched a special project to help people overcome the obstacles that hinder them getting jobs.

Artworks is an innovative programme run by local mental health charity Trust Links in Rochford to build confidence in members to work towards employment.

The programme involves members undertaking the creative journey of play production from story development and creation to set design, direction, marketing and acting.

It culminated with a performance and gallery showcase of the work developed to inspire the play. The group produced its latest work, Seasons. The production is an original family friendly play which includes themes of music, magic and mystery. The performance was free but attendees were invited to make donations.