A group of young volunteers have been helping Norfolk and Waveney Mind’s community allotment project in King’s Lynn to blossom.
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.
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.
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.
Our Fundraising and Campaigns Manager, Alex Haswell, visited the volunteers at Strumpshaw Steam Museum
to thank them for their generous donation of £500.
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.