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


 

Mind Over Natter

A weekly virtual get-together offering a caring and supportive environment for chatting and sharing wellbeing tips. 

11am every Wednesday
Online via Zoom

Contact paola.colombo@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information.

Online social groups

From Monday, 11th January our social groups will be moving online. Please see the timetable below and email us to sign up - everyone's welcome!

Monday, 4-5pm
Ready, Set, Go  

Start the week with a chilled and friendly chat
Email social.development@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk

Tuesday, 11am - 12pm
Mind Over Natter  

Make friends and share what’s on your mind
Email paola.colombo@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk

Thursday, 12-2pm
Pop-up Picnic  

Bring lunch and a cuppa for random chat and fun
Email social.development@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk

Thursday, 4-5pm
West Norfolk LGBTQ+ Community Support  

Share experiences, help and support each other
Email social.development@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk

Saturday, 10am-12pm
Winter Safe Haven  

A safe place to meet and take part in activities
Email andrew.povey@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk


 


 

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.
 

January 2021 service update

Our support and wellbeing groups are currently suspended due to lockdown restrictions.
 
Our Community Roots service has been risk assessed and due to being in an open space will go ahead with restrictions.
 
Some of our groups will be moving online during lockdown and we will post details of these in due course. We look forward to welcoming you back to our face-to-face groups as soon as we are safely able to do so.

You can find useful links and resources for looking after your mental health during lockdown at
www.norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk/Covid19


 


 

Winter 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. 

Every Tuesday and Saturday, 10.30am to 2.30pm
4 Poplar Avenue, Heacham

Contact sharon.pitt@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information.


 


 

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. 

Mondays, 10am - 2pm (Heacham) and Tuesdays, 12.30pm - 2.30pm (King's Lynn)

Contact sharon.pitt@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. 

Tuesdays, 10am - 12pm

King's Lynn

Contact sharon.pitt@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. 

Tuesdays, 10am - 12pm

King's Lynn

Contact sharon.pitt@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information.


 


 

LGBTQ+ group

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

Tuesdays, 10am - 12pm

King's Lynn

Contact sharon.pitt@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information.


 


 

Community Roots gardening project

Community Roots is a flourishing community garden with education space in Great Yarmouth. We have regular group gardening sessions. Adults can apply to take part in a 12-week programme of practical gardening which:

  • is led by trained staff and volunteers who are there to support you
  • focuses on doing the gardening activity, rather than on your health
  • takes place in a green environment
  • is related to exploring and appreciating the natural world
  • involves spending time with other people, although you can always choose to interact at your own pace
We also host practical informal courses and workshops in food growing, composting, ecotherapy , woodwork and willow weaving.

The garden groups currently meet on Mondays or Fridays 10am to 12pm. 

Email caroline.fernandez@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information.


 


 

Woodwork Club at Community Roots

Bring your own project to work on and get support from our talented volunteers or help out with upcycling of furniture, making bird boxes, whittling spoons, or tasks around the site. We also have a traditional pole lathe which you can have a go on.

Email caroline.fernandez@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information.


 


 

Art and Craft Club at Community Roots

Bring your own art or crafts projects to work on in a small friendly group.

Email caroline.fernandez@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information.


 


 

Community Roots Cycle Hub

Drop in to our cycle maintenance sessions, where you can get small fixes done on the spot.

Numbers are limited due to Covid. Please respect social distancing and government guidelines.

9.30am - 12.30pm every Friday
Community Roots, Great Yarmouth
 
Email caroline.fernandez@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 a 12-week programme of practical gardening supported by trained staff and volunteers. Sessions take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Email geoff.seymour@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk or phone 07743 157294 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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