Lily-Jo is a Manchester-based singer/songwriter and trained counsellor. After meeting people and hearing so many of their stories, she was so touched she decided to create The Lily-Jo Project, a website dedicated to supporting people with mental health concerns. We got in touch to learn more.
Tell us more about your inspiration to create the website.
I’m from three generations of musicians, so I’ve always been surrounded by music and the arts. Growing up, I had a massive love for psychology and people, and in my early twenties, I studied to become a counsellor.
I launched my music solo career in 2014 and was signed to an independent label shortly after. My songs were inspired by the people I had met within the counselling room and I found myself writing song about hope and freedom. These songs were resonating with people at my shows, who were queuing to talk to me afterwards,...