A collaborative initiative to support the emotional wellbeing of Norwich residents began on World Mental Health Day (10th October).
The ‘City of Wellbeing’ initiative brings together charities, religious organisations and local businesses in the city centre, that can lend a listening ear to people experiencing emotional distress.
News: Routes Employment Service is being officially launched by Norfolk and Waveney Mind today. It promises to offer people in Norfolk a lifeline for getting back to work if they have been living with mental health issues and engaged with secondary care.
Taking a collaborative approach, this project is working across Community Mental Health Teams around Norfolk.
The first ever Mindstock festival, which took place at Open in Norwich on 7 September, brought together local bands Adventures By Post, AJQJ, No Story Goes and The Visitors with ten artists. Each artist created a piece inspired by mental health issues for an exhibition forming part of the evening, with all items up for sale in a silent auction to boost the fundraising.
A family spread across the county came together over the summer to raise funds in memory of a beloved and lost young man. Conor Manly, at the tender age of 18, took his own life.