Police are appealing for public help to find a man who’s gone missing from a mental health facility in Newcastle.

35-year-old Benjamin Newton was last seen leaving the James Fletcher Hospital in Church Street at about 4.40pm on Sunday and may have travelled to Sydney by train.

Police and his family hold concerns for his welfare as he suffers from a mental illness.

Benjamin’s described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 180cm tall with a medium build, brown eyes and long unkempt brown hair and beard.

He was last seen wearing a black jumper and black tracksuit pants.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Newcastle Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Missing man: Benjamin Newton