A BENCH inspired by the hit Netflix series After Life has been donated to Cofton Park.

The park in Rubery is one of 25 places around the country to be chosen as the home of the benches, launched to coincide with the third series of the smash show.

Netflix have teamed up with suicide prevention charity CALM for a campaign to get people talking to each other.

The benches feature QR codes leading to online resources and a message of support.

It is inspired by the bittersweet drama which follows Tony, played by Ricky Gervais, a reporter who has to navigate life following the death of his wife Lisa while also trying to become a better friend to those around him in his home town of Tambury.

The campaign was inspired by the scenes involving Tony speaking with his friend Anne on a bench in a graveyard, where he opens up about his grief and emotions.

The benches are inscribed with a key line from the show, 'Hope is everything', to help people have conversations about their feelings.

Gervais, the creator of shows including The Office and Extras, said: “We hope the benches will create a lasting legacy for After Life, as well as become a place for people to visit, and we are thrilled to be associated with Calm and the great work they do.”

Calm chief executive Simon Gunning said: “Park benches provide opportunities to reflect, talk to someone, sit shoulder to shoulder with someone and get things off your chest.

“That is why we’re delighted to team up with Netflix to put benches in parks across the country – inscribed with that crucial line from the show, ‘Hope is everything’ – to help people have those conversations and to show it’s normal to have those feelings.”