We are delighted to be working with Sir Norman Lamb to support the mental wellbeing of people in Norfolk through the newly-launched Norman Lamb Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund.

Mental health is the way that we think and feel, and our ability to deal with the ups and downs of life. Being mentally healthy can enable people to make the most of their potential, cope with day to day pressures, and play a full part in family, workplace and community life.

It is estimated that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health issue each year. In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health issue (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week. However, many people currently find that they are unable to get the help they need as health services come under critical pressure.

Sir Norman is one of the UK’s most tireless campaigners in the area of mental wellbeing and, with the launch of the Fund, aims to ensure equality, justice and human rights in our society for those with mental ill health, people on the autism spectrum and those with learning disabilities. We are working with Sir Norman to transform the support that people can access in their local community that provides essential support to enable them to cope day-to-day, and help to avoid crisis.

How will this be done?

Local grassroots charities and organisations working in the area of mental wellbeing, suicide prevention and with those with learning disability and autism are making an outstanding difference to lives across Norfolk, but urgently need funding to sustain and grow their work. Through your generosity, funds raised will enable Norfolk Community Foundation to help these essential small charities and voluntary groups to ensure they can provide vital support to those who need it.

In addition, the fund will raise awareness of mental wellbeing issues in our society, and encourage innovative ideas and breakthroughs in the care that can be offered in our local communities to further improve local mental wellbeing support services.

Through your help, together with Sir Norman, we will take action to ensure that vulnerable people in Norfolk can access the quality support they need.

Make a difference today

Your contribution, no matter how small, will make a real difference. Donate online today quickly and securely and help change lives.

Alternatively you can send a cheque made payable to Norfolk Community Foundation (referencing the Sir Norman Lamb Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund) to Norfolk Community Foundation, St. James Mill, Whitefriars, Norwich, NR3 1TN.