A young Redruth woman is creating a service to help support people with mental health problems.

Abigail Wickett decided to set up the Sunflower Lodge after facing her own struggles with borderline personality disorder.

She says that the aim of the company is to provide a supportive environment to "bridge the gap" between everyday life and psychiatric units.

The 22-year-old has organised a sponsored 'around the world in 80 days' cycling challenge at Bornefit, her local gym, to raise the funds needed to make her idea a reality.

Abigail found it hard to adjust to everyday life after spending two months in hospital due to a mental health crisis.

She said: "I feel as if the psychiatric wards we have here, although great at what they do, have limited follow-up care options to help those being discharged integrate back into their day-to-day lives effectively.

"Therefore I feel a non-institutionalised environment that can provide a safe haven to get people back to the happy and healthy them they want to be would help so many people after a mental health crisis."

Her fundraising challenge invites people to use the bikes at Bornefit gym to collective cycle the 24,901 miles it would take to get around the world, starting on July 7.

She said: "I strongly believe that mental health and physical health should be treated as equals and aim to promote this and raise awareness through the charity's work."