A MAN has trimmed his house up with fantastic Christmas decorations in the hope of bringing a smile to people who may find the festive season difficult.

Kyle Caddick, 40, put up the display at his home on Shay Drive, Heaton, and wants to add more to it over the coming weeks.

Mr Caddick has had his own battle with his mental health and knows this time of year can be hard for many.

"It's nice I was able to do something and touch people with similar problems.

"It's hard for a lot of people - there's a lot of people that suffer.

"I just wanted to do something and send a message - don't suffer in silence."

He said the response has been positive, with people saying his effort is "fantastic". He hopes it will brighten people's day when they see the Christmas display.

Mr Caddick says putting the lights up has "inspired him" and he has hopes of creating a helpline in the future to offer support.

The lights display is open to view on an evening and Mr Caddick says anyone feeling down or alone is welcome over Christmas for a coffee.