A Cornish mental health charity has recently announced that is has been awarded funding from the National Lottery.

Georgia's Voice, a Cornwall-based charity which has a pre-loved boutique in Falmouth, was awarded funding from The National Lottery Community Fund which it says will allow it to train more facilitators and to cover the cost of starting up even more support groups across Cornwall.

The £10,000 funding will be used to set up a further six groups across Cornwall as well as pay for facilitators and venue hire for the next year.

The charity was set up by Sophie Alway, whose daughter Georgia Lee Gallaway sadly took her own life in July 2020 and the charity aims to provide support for those who are struggling with their mental health.

Speaking to The Packet, Sophie said: "We've been given £10,000, which is enough to start up six new groups and will enable us to pay for 12 new facilitators, so all the training and DBS checks, as well as for the venue costs of those groups for the next 12 months.

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"There's also a small amount in there for us to be able to do some activities with them too.

"We do regular wellbeing activities, and lots of them are free, nature walks and things like that.

"Although we do also do other things like yoga or water activities, dependant on the weather, anything that helps support good mental health really.

"It's absolutely fantastic, we're so pleased.

"We haven't decided on specific locations just yet, we're going to have a look and have a think about it.

"We basically want to put them in the areas of most need at the moment, so wherever needs us the most, that's where we're going to try and open."

For more information on Georgia's Voice, visit: georgiasvoice.co.uk