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Additional Activities


 

Aylsham


 

Suicide Bereavement Service, Bereavement Cafes

Monthly bereavement café for those bereaved by suicide to meet others in an informal setting over a cuppa and cake.

Time: 11:30am-12:30pm

Dates: Last Thursday of every month

Address: REST Aylsham Hub, 1 Red Lion St, Aylsham, Norwich NR11 6LW
 

For more information and to reserve your cake, please either call 0300 330 5488 or email suicidebereavement@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Arts and Crafts Group

Come and join us every Wednesday for an afternoon of mindful art! Art ranges from colouring, painting and diamond art. No need to book as there is always space for all. Art available for all skill levels.

Time: 2-4pm

Dates: Every Wednesday

Address: REST Aylsham Hub, 1 Red Lion St, Aylsham, Norwich NR11 6LW

For more information and to reserve your place, please either call 0300 330 5488 or email 
aylshamrest@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Kindness Café

Spend time in an uplifting environment where you can take part in discussions and activities based around positivity, self-esteem and improving wellbeing. A welcoming afternoon when you can socialise and meet others who are encouraged to boost and support each other.

Time: 2-3pm

Dates: Every second Saturday of the month.

Address: REST Aylsham Hub, 1 Red Lion St, Aylsham, Norwich NR11 6LW

For more information and to reserve your place, please either call 0300 330 5488 or email 
aylshamrest@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Sunday Funday

Spend an afternoon with the staff and individuals who access the Aylsham REST Hub. Play games, quizzes, bingo and watch movies.

Time: 3pm - 5.30pm

Dates: Last Sunday of each month. Starting from Sun 28th January 2024

Address: REST Aylsham Hub, 1 Red Lion St, Aylsham, Norwich NR11 6LW

For more information and to reserve your place, please either call 0300 330 5488 or email 
aylshamrest@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Introduction to IT Skills

Join Ryan from Multiply to learn essential basic digital skills including

  • Using Emails
  • Accessing and using the internet
  • Microsoft Word, excel and Teams
  • Social media  
  • and any other IT related questions you may have


Time: 12.30-2.30pm

Dates: Fortnightly Tuesdays starting Tuesday 30 January 2024.

Address: REST Aylsham Hub, 1 Red Lion St, Aylsham, Norwich NR11 6LW

To book your place, speak to the staff in the Aylsham REST hub or email
aylshamrest@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Neurodivergent Youth Group 

A group that brings together individuals that identify or have been diagnosed as being autistic, ADHD, Dyslexic amongst others. The group is set up to support individuals, families their carers by discussing challenges, sharing ideas and positive coping mechanisms. The group is open to all and run by a qualified worker.

Time: 4.30-5.30pm

Dates: Wednesdays

Address: REST Aylsham Hub, 1 Red Lion St, Aylsham, Norwich NR11 6LW

For more information and to reserve your place, please either call 0300 330 5488 or email 
aylshamrest@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Youth Social (18-25) 

A drop in social group for young people aged 18-25 to meet weekly, chat, play games and be creative.

Time: 2-4pm

Dates: Fridays

Address: REST Aylsham Hub, 1 Red Lion St, Aylsham, Norwich NR11 6LW

For more information, please either call 0300 330 5488 or email 
aylshamrest@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Treasured Chests Breast Cancer Support Group 

Whether you are newly diagnosed, going through treatment or been given the all clear, we look forward to welcoming you to the treasured chest community. 

Time: 6-9pm

Dates: Third Wednesday of each month. Starting from Wednesday 17th Jan 2024.

Address: REST Aylsham Hub, 1 Red Lion St, Aylsham, Norwich NR11 6LW

For more information, contact Julie from Treasured Chests on 07834 895145 or join the Treasured Chests Breast Cancer support group on Facebook.
 


 

 

Gorleston


 

Walking and Talking in Gorleston

Get some fresh air and join in on heritage walks around Gorleston. Chat to new people or discuss mental health concerns with social prescribers or recovery workers.

Age requirement of 18+


Time: 11am – 12:30pm

Dates: Tuesdays

Place: Meet at the Beaches Medical Centre, Sussex Road, NR31 6QB


Please email rest.greatyarmouth@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information.

 

 

Great Yarmouth


 

Photography Group

Venture out into the local area to take photos with a different theme each week such as; nature, shapes or architecture. Bring your own phone/camera or cameras are provided. Head back to the Hub to review the images and print/display them.

Refreshments provided.

Age requirement of 18+

Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm 

Dates: Mondays


Place: Meeting at REST Great Yarmouth, 28-31 Dene Side, NR30 3AX

Email rest.greatyarmouth@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information

 

Arts and Crafts

Pop along for a quiet place to get creative. Diamond art, painting, colouring, stencils, crafts, the choice is yours.

Supplies are provided or bring your own hobby!

Refreshments provided.


Age requirement of 18+

Time: 10am - 12pm

Dates: Thursdays


Place: REST Great Yarmouth, 28-31 Dene Side, NR30 3AX

Email rest.greatyarmouth@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information

 

Film and Music Club

Come along to discuss your favourite band or music genre and films and TV shows. Each week will be a different theme for people to share their opinions and create connections with others.

Refreshments provided.


Age requirement of 18+

Time: 1pm - 3pm

Dates: Wednesdays


Place: REST Great Yarmouth, 28-31 Dene Side, NR30 3AX

Email rest.greatyarmouth@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information

 

Games Group

Do you want to have some fun and play a selection of board games with like-minded people? Jenga, Uno, Drafts and more provided, or bring along your own!

Refreshments provided.


Age requirement of 18+

Time: 1.30pm - 3pm

Dates: Tuesdays


Place: REST Great Yarmouth, 28-31 Dene Side, NR30 3AX

Email rest.greatyarmouth@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information

 

Walking and Talking in Great Yarmouth

Get some fresh air and join in on walks around Great Yarmouth. Chat to new people or discuss mental health concerns with social prescribers or recovery workers.

Age requirement of 18+


Time: 1pm - 2.30pm

Dates: Starts Thursday 11th April and then every Thursday thereafter.

Place: The Marina Centre, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 2ER


Email rest.greatyarmouth@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information.

 

Who Cares? We do!

Do you provide ongoing support for someone close to you?
This is a group for like-minded individuals to share support/advice or just unwind and find you again within your supporting/caring role.

Come along for a cuppa and a listening ear.


Refreshments provided.

Age requirement of 18+

Time: 12.30pm - 2pm

Dates: Thursdays (starting W/C 8th April)


Place: REST Great Yarmouth, 28-31 Dene Side, NR30 3AX

Email rest.greatyarmouth@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information

 

Sports Chat Club

Are you a sports fan? 

Join in with us weekly and have a good discussion on your favourite team or sport whatever that may be! Watching classic clips of sporting legends and weekly quizzes too.


Refreshments provided.

Age requirement of 18+

Time: 10am - 11.30am

Dates: Fridays (starting W/C 8th April)


Place: REST Great Yarmouth, 28-31 Dene Side, NR30 3AX

Email rest.greatyarmouth@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information

 

Sue Lambert Trust Drop-in

A member of Sue Lambert Trust will be providing a listening ear to support people who need to chat to someone about sexual abuse, assault or violence. The drop-in will be on the last Thursday of every month from 10am-12pm. There is no need to book,  you can just turn up.

Age requirement of 18+

Time: 10am - 12pm

Dates: Last Thursday of every month.


Place: REST Great Yarmouth, 28-31 Dene Side, NR30 3AX

Email rest.greatyarmouth@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information

 

 

Heacham


 

Older Person's Group

The group offers a comfy setting for those who are older, or with mild to moderate dementia. A two-course cooked lunch is provided. The group work on memory skills, relaxation techniques as well as taking the opportunity to hone living skills, such as helping to prepare lunch.

Please note there is a charge for this group. 


Time: 10am-3pm

Dates: Every Thursday 

Place: REST Heacham, 4 Poplar Avenue Kings Lynn PE31 7EA

For further information contact Nikki.booth@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Ladies Group

A mental health group focusing on women, which gives the women that attend the group a chance to talk openly in a female only environment.

Time: 11.30am-1pm

Dates: Every Monday 

Place: REST Heacham, 4 Poplar Avenue Kings Lynn PE31 7EA

For further information contact Nikki.booth@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Menopause Evening Group

A chance for those living with perimenopause, menopause and post menopause to meet with others in a relaxed, friendly and non-judgmental environment.

Time: 5pm - 6.30pm

Dates: Every Monday 

Place: REST Heacham, 4 Poplar Avenue Kings Lynn PE31 7EA

For further information contact Nikki.booth@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Recovery Support Group

A group for those on their recovery journey to get together and share ideas and advise on how to manage their journey's as well as providing an opportunity to make friends and create new social networks.

Time: 2pm - 3.30pm

Dates: Every Tuesday

Place: REST Heacham, 4 Poplar Avenue Kings Lynn PE31 7EA

For further information contact Nikki.booth@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Men's Recovery Group

A mental health group focusing on men, which gives the men that attend this group a chance to talk openly in a male only environment.

Time: 2pm - 3.30pm

Dates: Every Thursday

Place: REST Heacham, 4 Poplar Avenue Kings Lynn PE31 7EA

For further information contact Nikki.booth@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Find your Balance

Weekly gentle group fitness activities for improved balance and the prevention of falls.

When: Starting in April
Mondays at Heacham – 10:00-12:00
Wednesdays at St Faiths – 14:30-16:30

Where: REST Heacham, 4 Poplar Avenue Kings Lynn PE31 7EA and St Faith's Church King's Lynn

Transport: FREE transport can be discussed 

Cost: FREE

For further information contact
aimee.kingsbury@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Mind over Menu

Weekly cookery sessions. Cook simple recipes and share a meal in a friendly and supportive environment.

Time: 11am-1pm

Dates: Starts 4th March 2024, Every Tuesday

Place: REST Heacham, 4 Poplar Avenue Kings Lynn PE31 7EA

For further information contact
aimee.kingsbury@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

 

King's Lynn


 

Gardening 4 Health

Gardening 4 health is supported by trained staff and volunteers. Attendees can take part in activities and workshops such as planting , cultivating a range of fruit and veg and flowers to woodwork.

Time: 9.30am-12.30pm

Dates: Thursdays

Place: King's Lynn Allotment


 

 

Art Group

Volunteer led art group, supporting those that attend to meet and mix with others while doing their own arts or crafts. Some colouring equipment and jigsaws available but please feel free to bring your own projects with you.

Time: 10-11.30am

Dates: Wednesdays

Place: REST King's Lynn, 56 High St, King’s Lynn, PE30 1AY


 

Carers Group

An opportunity to meet with other carers and share advice and support over hot drinks and biscuits.

Time: 1-2.30pm

Dates: Fridays

Place: REST King's Lynn, 56 High St, King’s Lynn, PE30 1AY


 

 

Norwich


 

Suicide Bereavement Service, Bereavement Cafes

Monthly bereavement café for those bereaved by suicide to meet others in an informal setting over a cuppa and cake.

Time: 2:30-3:30pm

Dates: Last Thursday of every month

Address: The Feed Café at Rest NorwichChurchman House, 71 Bethel Street, Norwich, NR2 1NR

For more information and to reserve your cake, please either call 0300 330 5488 or email 
suicidebereavement@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

LGBTQIA+ Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course

A FREE course exploring how to develop mindfulness in everyday life.

In this 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction course, we offer a safe and supportive space to explore mindfulness and how it can help us to live our lives more fully. We will cultivate greater levels of resilience, acceptance and kindness towards ourselves as members of the LGBTQIA+ community.


Dates: Tuesday evenings 7pm – 9pm, from Tuesday 30th April for 8 weeks.

Address: Central Norwich, location will be confirmed when you sign up.

To sign up to the course please email mindfulness@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk or call 0300 330 5488


 

Volunteer Cafe

For new or existing volunteers to come along and find out about volunteer vacancies, ask any questions and meet the team.

Time: 3pm - 4.30pm

Dates: Last Sunday of every month

Address: REST Norwich LibraryChurchman House, 71 Bethel Street, Norwich, NR2 1NR


 

Mark Making Group

A group set over 2 sessions to explore creative expression by making your own tools with everyday and found items.

Combine creativity and play in this workshop and see what you make with guided exercises and activities.

Suitable for all abilities and ages.


Time: 2pm - 4pm

Dates: Saturdays (Starting 6th April)

Address: REST NorwichChurchman House, 71 Bethel Street, Norwich, NR2 1NR


 

REST Lino Print Course

5 weeks of workshops covering different basic skills.

Scruff clothes advised as ink can stain.

Materials provided, limited spaces available.


Dates: Starting 11th June

Address: REST NorwichChurchman House, 71 Bethel Street, Norwich, NR2 1NR

Register your interest at REST Norwich receptio or by emailing contact@restnorwich.co.uk with the subject title Printmaking Workshop. 


 

Men's Group

A safe place for men to connect and talk about their mental health.

No booking needed, just drop in.

Time: 10.30am - 12pm

Dates: Sundays

Address: REST NorwichChurchman House, 71 Bethel Street, Norwich, NR2 1NR

For more information, contact murray.cresswell@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk and james.lovett@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Youth Social (18-25)

A drop in social group for young people aged 18-25 to meet weekly, chat, play games and be creative.

Time: 4-6pm

Dates: Mondays

Address: REST NorwichChurchman House, 71 Bethel Street, Norwich, NR2 1NR


 

Room to Grow Gardening Group

Drop in 18+ Gardening group for anyone aged 18+ come and enjoy our outside space on a weekly basis. We plant with the seasons and its an all weather group!

Time: 2-4pm

Dates: Thursdays

Address: REST NorwichChurchman House, 71 Bethel Street, Norwich, NR2 1NR


 

REST Norwich Coffee Mornings 

18+ Coffee Morning drop in social group with craft, games and talking held in the REST Norwich cafe.

Time: 10.30am-12.30pm

Dates: Mondays & Fridays 

Address: REST NorwichChurchman House, 71 Bethel Street, Norwich, NR2 1NR


 

Sunday Crafternoon

Space for all things crafty. You can bring your own project or start something new with us. Drop in between 2pm and 4pm every week for a gentle end to your weekend.

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Dates: Sundays

Address: REST NorwichChurchman House, 71 Bethel Street, Norwich, NR2 1NR


 

Reframe Coaching Drop In Sessions

Are you concerned about yours or a loved ones Gambling? 
Come and have a chat with one of our Recovery Coaches.


Time: 1pm - 3pm

Dates: First Monday of every month.

Address: REST NorwichChurchman House, 71 Bethel Street, Norwich, NR2 1NR


 

Challenging Difficult Thoughts and Feelings

A structured course for those struggling with repetitive thoughts and feelings.

Time: 5pm - 6.30pm

Dates: Mondays (starting 8th April)

Address: REST NorwichChurchman House, 71 Bethel Street, Norwich, NR2 1NR

Booking required.

For more information, email james.lovett@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Applying Existentialism

A structured course for those wanting to explore their choices, purpose and meaning.

Time: 3pm - 4.30pm

Dates: Mondays (starting 8th April)

Address: REST NorwichChurchman House, 71 Bethel Street, Norwich, NR2 1NR

Booking required.

For more information, email james.lovett@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Monthly Evening Forest Bathing Sessions with Nature Connect

We’ll take a gentle circular mindful stroll lasting up to 2 hours incorporating elements of the Japanese practice of shinrin – yoku or ‘forest bathing’. On this guided walk, we’ll offer a series of invitations and calming mindful practices to help us become more aware of, and connect with, the nature around us and discover how much we are part of it. We’ll finish with tea and a chance to reflect together on how the forest bathing experience was for us.

When: 

  • 14th May at 6.30pm
  • June 11th at 6.30pm
  • July 9th at 6.30pm
  • August 13th at 6.30pm
  • September 10th at 6.30pm

Place: Sloughbottom Park Pavilion, Norwich

Booking is essential – To book a place, contact Lucy on 07719971911 or at natureconnect@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Foraging Walk with Nature Connect

We will be walking in Sloughbottom Park with lots of stops to take notice of what plants are around and identify what is edible, either medicinally or for food. An exploration and discovery of abundance under our feet and above our head, in the places we least expect.

Bring water and camera or sketchbook or binoculars if you wish. There are benches around Sloughbottom where we can take regular breaks.

Meeting at Sloughbottom Park for 11.30am start.


When: Thursday 6th June, 11.30am-1pm

Place: Sloughbottom Park, Norwich

Booking is essential – To book a place, contact Lucy on 07719971911 or at natureconnect@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Life Gardening with Nature Connect

Join Norfolk and Waveney Mind for Life Gardening in each season at The Mile Cross Library with Shona creator of Buzzards and Worms.

When:
Summer: Tuesday 11th June, 2.30pm – 4pm
Autumn: Friday 27th September, 11.30am – 1pm
Winter: Friday 6th December, 11.30am – 1pm

Workshops to connect with nature as a way to help us reflect on, celebrate and make changes in our own lives – looking at your life like a garden.

We will explore themes relevant to the season together in a friendly and informal group.


Booking is essential – To book a place, contact Lucy on 07719971911 or at natureconnect@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Taverham


 

Suicide Bereavement Youth Support Group

Are you aged 18-25 and been bereaved by suicide?

We will provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to join and meet others that have been affected by a bereavement to suicide. We offer emotional support, tips and tricks on dealing with grief as well as information on the wider Norfolk and Waveney Mind Services in an informal setting.


Time: 16.00 - 18.00

Dates: 23rd January, 27th February, 26th March & 30th April

Address: Taverham Library, Sandy Lane, Taverham, Norwich, NR8 6JR

For more information, please either call 0300 330 5488 or email suicidebereavement@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

 

Thetford


 

Suicide Bereavement Service, Bereavement Cafes

Monthly bereavement café for those bereaved by suicide to meet others in an informal setting over a cuppa and cake.

Time: 1pm

Dates: Second to last Thursday of every month

Address: Thetford REST Hub, Breckland House, St Nicholas Street, Thetford, IP24 1BT

For more information and to reserve your cake, please either call 0300 330 5488 or email 
suicidebereavement@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Social Group

Drop in and enjoy two hours of friendly conversation and activities with Katherine. We have painting, air dry clay, jigsaws and much more or feel free to bring in whatever you like from home. There is no pressure to stay for the whole two hours, just pop in for twenty minutes and say hello. We are a very friendly group and this is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, have a cuppa and a chat.

Time: 14:00pm-16:00pm

Dates: Every Tuesday

Address: Thetford REST Hub, Breckland House, St Nicholas Street, Thetford, IP24 1BT

To enquire or register interest, contact – 
0300 3305488 or email thetfordrest@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

CAB Drop-In sessions

You can now meet the Citizen’s Advice Bureau at the Hub every Tuesday from 11am to 5pm. They are able to provide support on the day and give advice relating to welfare rights, benefits, debt, housing, budgeting amongst others. You do not need an appointment to access this support and everyone is welcomed.

Time: 11:00am-17:00pm

Dates: Every Tuesday

Address: Thetford REST Hub, Breckland House, St Nicholas Street, Thetford, IP24 1BT

To enquire or register interest, contact – 0300 3305488 or email thetfordrest@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Music, emotion and expression

This is a one-off group delivered by Lynsey, our experienced artist and group facilitator, exploring a piece of music chosen by each member of the group which is personal to them and exploring the feelings and emotions that it invokes. This is followed by creating a piece of art to represent these feelings.

To book your free place, please call on 07596 859081.


Time: TBC

Dates: Dates and time TBC

Address: Thetford REST Hub, Breckland House, St Nicholas Street, Thetford, IP24 1BT

To enquire, contact –
0300 3305488 or email thetfordrest@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Dungeons & Dragons Group

For experienced players and beginners. An afternoon of imagination, fun and role play.
Fighting monsters and treasure hunting!

Drop in. No need to book.


Time: 1-3pm

Dates: Thursdays

Address: REST Thetford, Riverside Walk, 16 Riverside Walk, Thetford, IP24 2BB

For more information, contact – 0300 3305488 or email thetfordrest@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Tea, Toast & Talk

Come enjoy a social conversation as part of your morning routine. Get to meet new people, socialise and enjoy a simple relaxing morning breakfast at a subsidised price
Drop in. No need to book.

Time: 9.30am – 11am

Dates: Wednesdays

Address: REST Thetford, Riverside Walk, 16 Riverside Walk, Thetford, IP24 2BB

For more information, contact – 0300 3305488 or email thetfordrest@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

Movies @ REST

Enjoy a relaxing Saturday Evening at the REST Hub with movies, drinks and pop-corn. Meet likeminded people, socialise and get support in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere.

There are limited spaces so pre-booking is required and is offered on a first-come, first serve basis.

 

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Dates:   Monthly
 

Address: REST Thetford, Riverside Walk, 16 Riverside Walk, Thetford, IP24 2BB

For more information, contact – 0300 3305488 or email thetfordrest@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk

Wellbeing


 

Wellbeing Social Activites

It might be getting colder, but we’re keeping busy with a full programme of events! Our socials are open to everyone 16+, so why not come and meet us in person or jump on a zoom social?


 



 

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