We know that love, tolerance, respect and visibility are great for our mental health. That's why we're proud to support the LGBTQ+ community and Virtual Norwich Pride on Saturday 25th July 2020. Here's a film we created ....... and you can read the article our LGBTQ+ Manager wrote for the Pride Guide below.
New Orleans style band, East Angles Brass, will be performing whilst walking the streets of Docking, King’s Lynn, on Saturday 11 July to celebrate the end of the Spark, Kindle and Glow project delivered by local mental health charity, Norfolk and Waveney Mind in association with Community Action Norfolk.
As part of its Festival of Kindness to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, on Wednesday, May 20, Norfolk and Waveney Mind is offering a free online mindfulness taster session. But what is it and how could it help us look after our mental wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic – and beyond?
The team at Norfolk and Waveney Mind will be marking this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week in a special and somewhat different way to previous years, by holding a virtual Festival of Kindness.
Embracing this year’s campaign theme of kindness, they will be turning over their social media platforms from 18-24th May to host the festival, which aims to help connect people through music, art, food, poetry and more, whilst celebrating all things kind and the positive effects this can have on our mental health and wellbeing.
In response, the organisers of the biggest mass participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help our fundraising and save the UK’s charities.
The campaign, The 2.6 Challenge, will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th edition of the London Marathon, the world’s biggest one day annual fundraising event, which raised £66.4 million for charities in 2019.
COVID-19 virus updates and useful information from Norfolk and Waveney Mind
In 2019, we were fortunate to be chosen as Archant Dialogue
Norwich Office's Charity of the Year.
The staff split into four teams to compete to raise the most money and between them raised an incredible £11,579.82 including match funding from the Archant Gold staff charitable funding scheme.
Renegade Runners held a Fun Run on Christmas Eve with proceeds going to Norfolk and Waveney Mind, in total raising £200. Founder Matt Pyatt said “running to help manage mental health is so worthwhile”. The group meet twice weekly- Tuesday’s at The Walks, King’s Lynn, 6.45pm and Wednesday’s at Lynnsport Running Track at 10am. They are always looking for new members, all ages and abilities welcome.
Norfolk and Waveney Mind is pleased to announce that as a culmination of their RED January (Run Every Day January) campaign, they will be supporting a new “Outrunning” group - a run for fun wellbeing initiative, based at Hellesdon Library, over the next six months.
Our Fundraising and Campaigns Manager, Alex Haswell, visited the volunteers at Strumpshaw Steam Museum
to thank them for their generous donation of £500.
Living Clean Limited is delighted to announce on Saturday 1st February 2020 we will be hosting the Four Reasons Charity Ball with the beneficiaries being local charities to Norfolk and Suffolk. Alzheimer's Society, Break – Changing Young Lives, Leeway – Domestic Violence and Abuse Services and Norfolk and Waveney Mind – For Better Mental Health.
A fundraising charity quiz, hosted by energy consultants Indigo Swan, has raised an impressive £5,000 for an inspirational Norfolk charity.
More than 165 guests attended the evening in aid of Norfolk and Waveney Mind, a charity who offer advice and support to those affected by mental health problems.
James Groves, Managing Director at Indigo Swan commented: “To see what started as a quiz by candlelight in a restaurant in Norwich with 30 people 5 years ago, grow to the amazing event we had last week is amazing! The support we see from the local business community grows every year and the impact it has on Norfolk & Waveney Mind is so rewarding to see.”
Friday 29th November from 5.15-6.45pm in the Vernon Castle Room, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, in the Forum
Local mental health charity, Norfolk and Waveney Mind are working with LGBT+ choir Sing with Pride and the Norfolk Heritage Centre to organise an event called World AIDS Day: A Space to Talk and Remember. The event will provide a space to reflect on the AIDS crisis and the impact it had on us and our community – how we survived and how we remember those we lost. Materials from the Norfolk Heritage Centre’s LGBT+ Collection will available and we invite people to bring photos and objects of their own.
Staff from local mental health charity, Norfolk and Waveney Mind joined together with Evolve from MAP and St John the Baptist Church on Timberhill to organise a midday service, for Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to remember people who have died due to transphobic violence around the world.
The first Wednesday in November each year is National Stress Awareness Day.
We all know what it’s like to feel stressed - being under pressure is a normal part of life. But becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health problems or make existing problems worse.
National Stress Awareness Day is a great opportunity to take a moment to think about our wellbeing and find advice or support on managing stress. We’ve got some suggestions for how you can join the conversation about stress.
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.
Three local Mind mental health charities; Great Yarmouth & Waveney, Norwich and Central Norfolk and West Norfolk became one on 1st July as Norfolk and Waveney Mind.
Coming together, the charity will create a stronger, united voice for their beneficiaries, campaigning and advocating on a wider basis, enhancing service delivery and sharing good practice to further improve support across the whole of Norfolk and Waveney.