WIRRAL-born radio host, actress and comedienne Pauline Daniels has become the newest ambassador for an organisation tackling urgent male mental health challenges.

Pauline will help to promote and support Birkenhead-based JourneyMEN's crucial work in delivering mental healthcare for men and their families from across our community.

She said: "I'm really honoured to be asked to be an ambassador for JourneyMEN.

"The work they do is outstanding and in such a short space of time, have already made a difference to so many.

"It is wonderful to be able to get involved in their events and activities to help many more men on their journey to recovery."

Before her current role hosting Liverpool Live 24/7's flagship morning magazine show, Pauline made her name as one of Britain's best female stand-up comedians, and has previously played numerous roles as an actress both in theatre and television in venues across the country.

Pauline accepted the ambassadorship during her live radio show on Friday, after a week-long build up to World Mental Health Day, raising awareness of the issue across Merseyside.

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Pauline Daniels with fellow JourneyMEN ambassador and ex-Manchester United player Lee Martin at the premises in Birkenhead. Picture:  Harry Leahey

JourneyMEN's chief executive Phil Roberts said: "Pauline is born and bred local to our base in Birkenhead.

"She was instrumental in helping the early work of nearby Tomorrow's Women and we are thrilled that she will bring that empathy, experience and enthusiasm to our fledgling organisation which has similar aims for our men.

"We are all thrilled to have Pauline on board at JourneyMEN.

"Pauline is joining at a really exciting time of growth for our organisation which has established itself as an important provider of crucial mental health services support to men in our community."

Pauline joins ex-Manchester United legend Lee Martin, who became JourneyMEN's first ambassador back in July earlier this year.