About our social development projects

Managing anxiety, depression and stress can be a very lonely experience. While counselling and talking therapies will help, you might still feel isolated, insecure and cut off.

Our social development activities give you the opportunity to meet people and learn new skills in a safe and supportive setting with other people you can relate to.

We can also help you find activities in your community that you might enjoy taking part in, and we can support groups or organisations to be more aware of the challenges faced by people who live with mental health challenges and to become more inclusive. 

To find out more about what we do and how we can help, get in touch.

Virtual activities

Caroline is a lecturer at the University of Bath in social work and climate psychology, a practicing psychotherapist & board member of the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA). Currently for CPA she is supporting the development of a range of therapeutic outreach projects, working with teachers and outdoor eco-education projects offering workshops in schools and universities, supporting the development of a service providing climate crisis aware psychotherapy and creating a series of podcasts on Climate Psychology & Eco-Anxiety - ‘Climate Crisis Conversations - Catastrophe or Transformation’.  

Caroline is working as a psychotherapist with children, young people & adults dealing with eco anxiety and distress about the climate & biodiversity crisis in the UK, Brazil, USA, Maldives, Nigeria & Bangladesh. 

Online social groups

Our social groups are now running online. Please see the timetable below and email us to sign up - everyone's welcome!


 

Our weekly social groups

Saturday, 11am - 12pm
Heacham Safe Haven  

A safe place to meet and take part in activities
Sign up for the Heacham Safe Haven


 

 

Face-to-face activities

We offer many opportunities to get involved in our social development projects, meet people and try something new. Here are some of the projects we run.

Some face-to-face activities may not be running due to Covid restrictions - please contact us to check.


 

Heacham Safe Haven

A safe space to drop in for a natter over a cup of tea, take part in crafts and activities, seek support and signposting to other appropriate services and be a part of your community. 

Heacham: Every Tuesday and Saturday, 10.30am to 2.30pm

Contact social.development@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information.

Zoom Social Catch Ups - Chat and catch up

Heacham: Saturday, 11.00am - 12.00pm 

For more information, please email:
social.development@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 

 

Music group

A space to explore and develop our love of music. This could be playing a quiz, listening to different music or banging a drum. 

Heacham: Mondays, 11.30am - 2.00pm

King's Lynn: Thursdays, 10.00am - 11.45am

Contact social.development@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information.


 

 

Art group

Explore different types of art and crafts, try new things and work towards large art projects, while taking advantage of a calm environment to clear your mind. 

King's Lynn: Thursdays, 2.00pm - 3.30pm


Contact social.development@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information.


 

 

Discussion group

An opportunity to chat with people like you about the weather, your feelings, the news... whatever's on your mind. 

King's Lynn: Thursday, 1.30pm - 3.00pm


Contact social.development@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information.


 

 

LGBTQ+ group

Sit and chat with your peers, share experiences, help and support each other. 

King's Lynn: Thursdays, 1.30pm - 3.30pm


Contact social.development@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information.


 

 

Gardening 4 Health, King's Lynn

Our award-winning allotment is situated in the heart of North Lynn. It started as a large field of wild grass, stinging nettles and other weeds but has been transformed into a vibrant and viable piece of land.
 
Adults can take part in free practical gardening and horticulture activities, supported by trained staff and volunteers. 

Sessions take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays 10.00am - 2.00pm

Email allotment@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk or phone 0300 330 5488 for more information.

Gardening 4 Health application form

If you'd like to get involved with our Gardening 4 Health project, please complete this form and a member of the team will be in touch.


 

Mindfulness groups for parents and carers

We have recently offered free and ‘pay what you can afford’ access to Mindfulness courses for parents and carers in partnership with our Mindfulness team.
 
Nurturing Parents course 
This eight-week course supports parents and carers to cultivate greater self-care, stress resilience and communication, to help them feel more resourced to care for their loved ones. See upcoming dates and how to book
 
Parents/Carers Mindfulness Practice Group 
This is a family friendly space for any parent who has undertaken a mindfulness course with Norfolk and Waveney Mind, or elsewhere, to connect with other parents and deepen their mindfulness practice together. It takes place Thursdays 11am - 12pm on Zoom. For more information contact social.development@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk

Great Yarmouth Office

28-31 Deneside
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR30 3AX
Tel: 0300 330 5488

 

Norwich Office

50 Sale Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR7 9TP
Tel: 0300 330 5488
 

King's Lynn Office

Saunders Yard
King's Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 1PH
Tel: 0300 330 5488
 

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