In West Norfolk there is a place to go for support on World Mental Health Day on 10 October. Lily, which is managed by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, helps people who are feeling lonely or isolated by supporting them to connect to organisations that can help in the area. Lily also has a local online directory containing around 3,000 listings.
Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, deputy leader at the borough council and cabinet member for culture, heritage and health, said: “World Mental Health Day is a great reason to remind people about the support that Lily can give them in the local community.
“The Lily online directory is available to everyone aged 18 or older. It lists organisations, services and activities that help improve mental wellbeing, combat loneliness and social isolation in adults of all ages.”
Lily has a strong focus on community development, by:
- Helping groups to arrange activities and encouraging volunteering.
- Providing small grants to community groups.
- Providing support for employers, schools, and colleges to help them tackle loneliness.
For more information visit www.asklily.org.uk or call the council information centre on 01553 616200.