Services & Support Groups
When you’re managing a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information and support is vital.
Choose one of the options below to find out more about the services Norfolk and Waveney Mind offer
Adult Community Services
The Adult Community Services team (ACS) provides mental health support to adults from the age of 25+ in the boroughs of Great Yarmouth and Waveney.
Routes Employment Services
We understand how difficult it can be making the first steps back into employment on your recovery journey. Paid employment can be an important part of this journey and Routes Employment Service is here to support individuals to find meaningful and paid employment.
Young People in Mind
YPIM offers support to young people from 14-25, in the boroughs of Great Yarmouth and Waveney, who are struggling with their mental health and experience emotional difficulties.
Norfolk and Waveny Mind runs Omnia a residential recovery programme for people experiencing severe, enduring and complex challenges to their mental health.
The Norfolk Integrated Housing and Community Support Service supports adults (aged over 18) with severe and enduring mental health needs, including individuals with complex needs. This is delivered for people across the whole of Norfolk in supported living and within the community.
Mindfulness means to pay attention, non-judgementally and in the present moment and is a way of helping us work differently with challenges, as well as live life more fully.
Talk to someone
Talking therapies can help us manage our thoughts and feelings and make positive changes. They can help us explore difficult events in our lives as well as experiences like anxiety and depression.
Here at Norfolk and Waveney Mind we offer a safe space to talk. Our counselling service and confidential helpline are staffed by a dedicated team of professionals and volunteers who can support you during difficult times.
Low Cost Counselling
Our lower cost counselling service is run by trainee counsellors who are on an approved diploma course. An initial assessment is 'Free' and subsequent sessions cost £20. A reduced fee may be negotiated at the initial assessment in particular instances
Telephone Support Line
We offer a free telephone support helpline to anyone over the age of 16 years who is receiving support or who is caring for someone receiving support from the Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust or Wellbeing Service in Norfolk
Here at Norfolk and Waveney Mind we can recommend a variety of private therapists. We have verified their qualifications, experience and professional responsibilities for your peace of mind. The therapists have their own settings where they work from.
Norfolk and Waveney Mind has many networks of support ranging from personal development courses and suicide bereavement sessions to physical activities groups and gardening groups.
Groups are a great way to meet new people, talk to those who have lived experience of recovery and hopefully learn some new skills. We can provide you with a safe space to talk to someone about your thoughts and experiences and explore difficult feelings.
Gardening and Nature
Our award-winning allotment is situated in the heart of North Lynn and is in fact made up of 5 plots. 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.
Community Roots is a large community horticultural space based in Southtown, Great Yarmouth, where we host a range of activities, events and workshops. With a number of gardening and specialist groups to participate in, there really is something for everyone!
Waves provides tools and support for people with a diagnosis or traits of Borderline Personality Disorder. It aims to support people with their emotional needs; helping them to make positive connections, better understand the disorder and make improvements in their life choices.
We ran a one-year, pilot project exploring the mental health and wellbeing needs of LGBTQ+ people in Norwich. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people are significantly more likely to experience difficulties with their mental health. The reasons for this are complex but we know that many LGBTQ+ people experience bullying, rejection, stigma and discrimination which can lead to low self-esteem, depression, anxiety and isolation.
Suicide Prevention and Bereavement
Aims to empower, educate and support communities / individuals across North Norfolk to help prevent suicide.
Focuses on supporting individuals at the immediacy of the loss, both emotionally and practically.
Focuses on postvention service in which interventions are adapted to support and assist those bereaved or affected by suicide.
Pace of Mind
Pace of Mind - Running is a great way to improve our overall happiness, health, and mental wellbeing. Our exciting new project for residents in the Lakenham and Tuckswood areas of Norwich will prove that running can be fun and rewarding when you do it in good company.
OutRunning is a new partnership programme delivered in conjunction with Norfolk and Waveney Mind, Norfolk Library and Information Service, Broadland District Council and Active Norfolk to help people with mild to moderate mental health conditions improve their wellbeing through physical activity, be more active, socialise and feel better.
Get Set to Go
Physical activities Groups such as Get set to Go is designed to help people experiencing a mental health problem find the physical activity that's right for them. We help people stick at it for long enough to feel the physical, social and mental benefits of being active.