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World Mental Health Day is today, where can you turn to talk to someone? King's Lynn Ask Lily

October 10 is otherwise known as World Mental Health day.

World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.

It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for mental health.

Young people are increasingly suffering with mental health problems. (52063494)
Young people are increasingly suffering with mental health problems. (52063494)

So where can you speak to someone about mental health in Lynn?

Lily, which is managed by the Borough Council, 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.

Councillor 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 well-being, 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

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