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.