Local mental health charity, Norfolk and Waveney Mind, is delighted to announce a 2 year partnership with the Zoological Society of East Anglia (ZSEA), the charity behind Banham Zoo in Norfolk and Africa Alive in Suffolk. This announcement coincides with the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, which takes place from the 10th to the 16th of May.
As spring approaches, we're inviting supporters to raise a smile, while raising much-needed funds to support mental health, with our first ever Fun-Raising Fortnight.
A Wymondham man is marking his 50th year by raising hundreds of pounds in a fundraising skydive for Norfolk and Waveney Mind.
Calling all walkers! We need teams of five to sign up for the Walking4Norfolk challenge and walk the 375 miles at your own pace from Norwich Cathedral to Notre-Dame, Paris, to raise much-needed funds for local charities.
The spring sunshine is a great motivation to get outdoors, but even snow and storm didn't stop amazing supporter Avril McCann, who has challenged herself to run 50 miles in February and raise hundreds of pounds for Norfolk and Waveney Mind.
Norfolk and Waveney Mind is offering free ‘micro-gardening’ starter kits and online workshops to help people enjoy the wellbeing benefits of gardening even if they don’t have much outdoor space.
An incredible young fundraiser is cycling 649km (400 miles) – the distance from her West Norfolk home to Land’s End – for Norfolk and Waveney Mind in memory of her beloved big sister.
A fearless fundraiser has raised over £1,000 by shaving her head for Norfolk and Waveney Mind.
Norfolk and Waveney Mind is offering free and low-cost places on a new course showing how mindfulness techniques can help us cope with the challenging times we’re living through.
Norfolk and Waveney Mind will be highlighting ways we can all look after our mental health through the colder months with a Winter Wellbeing Day on Monday, January 18th.
An 80-year-old Wymondham resident who painted sunflowers to get her through the first lockdown is sowing the seeds of hope by selling her art to help people affected by suicide in Norfolk and Waveney.
We are delighted to announce the launch of REST, a community wellbeing hub that gives you the support you need, when you need it.
People in West Norfolk living with dementia will feel less lonely this Christmas thanks to a festive delivery of hundreds of ‘twiddle mitts’ from Norfolk and Waveney Mind.
Great Yarmouth residents have enjoyed a little Christmas cheer by making eco-friendly willow wreaths at Norfolk and Waveney Mind's community garden.
The Festival of Kindness organised by Norfolk and Waveney Mind during lockdown has been recognised with a nomination for the British Chambers of Commerce’s UK Business Heroes Awards 2020.
A Norfolk tea room has launched a stunning recipe book in time for Christmas, with all profits going to support mental health services in Norfolk and Waveney.
2020 has been a tough year for many, with health worries, separation from friends and family, and financial uncertainty all impacting on our mental health and wellbeing. Norfolk and Waveney Mind has launched its ‘Counselling for Christmas’ appeal to help someone experiencing poor mental health to get the support they need, when they need it.
Mind is asking the UK Government for a Winter Support Package so those of us severely affected by mental health problems get the support we need.
Norfolk-based technology firm Midwich has presented Norfolk and Waveney Mind with a cheque for £27,000 after two years of fundraising.
Norfolk and Waveney Mind is calling all knitters and stitchers to get crafty for a good cause this winter.
The charity’s drop-in centre in Heacham, west Norfolk is asking people to make twiddle mitts and blankets to help local people living with dementia.
Twelve local businesses have joined forces for a charity relay race to raise thousands of pounds for Norfolk and Waveney Mind.
An update on our support and services during the lockdown
With gyms closed and the shorter days making it harder for people to be active outside, Norfolk and Waveney Mind is launching a 28 day squat challenge to help people stay active and motivated during the winter lockdown.
A West Norfolk community has raised over £4,000 for Norfolk and Waveney Mind in memory of a much-loved teenager.
Norfolk and Waveney Mind is set to reopen its charity shop in Downham Market for the first time since lockdown.
Pumpkin-lovers of all ages are invited to get creative with their carving this month in support of Norfolk and Waveney Mind.
Norfolk footballing hero Cedric Anselin will tackle a new challenge as he takes on a tandem skydive in support of Norfolk and Waveney Mind.
Norfolk and Waveney Mind is opening a drop-in service offering friendship and support in Heacham, West Norfolk this winter.
Norfolk and Waveney Mind is inviting people with lived experience of mental health crisis services to share their views and help us design effective services in the future.
Norfolk and Waveney Mind is offering a free online workshop to help people manage the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health and wellbeing.
Norfolk and Waveney Mind has launched a new service to support people who have lost loved ones during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A Norwich cyclist will be pedalling through every village in Norfolk in a 5,000-mile challenge to support mental health and wellbeing in the county.
A group of young volunteers have been helping Norfolk and Waveney Mind’s community allotment project in King’s Lynn to blossom.
Norfolk and Waveney Mind is celebrating the Great British Week of Sport’s #MindfulMonday with a free online session of yoga and gentle mindfulness techniques on Monday 21 September.
We're inviting people to put on their walking shoes and get out in the autumn sunshine this week to raise essential funds for our suicide prevention and bereavement services.
We know that love, tolerance, respect and visibility are great for our mental health. That's why we're proud to support the LGBTQ+ community and Virtual Norwich Pride on Saturday 25th July 2020. Here's a film we created ....... and you can read the article our LGBTQ+ Manager wrote for the Pride Guide below.
New Orleans style band, East Angles Brass, will be performing whilst walking the streets of Docking, King’s Lynn, on Saturday 11 July to celebrate the end of the Spark, Kindle and Glow project delivered by local mental health charity, Norfolk and Waveney Mind in association with Community Action Norfolk.
As part of its Festival of Kindness to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, on Wednesday, May 20, Norfolk and Waveney Mind is offering a free online mindfulness taster session. But what is it and how could it help us look after our mental wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic – and beyond?
The team at Norfolk and Waveney Mind will be marking this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week in a special and somewhat different way to previous years, by holding a virtual Festival of Kindness.
Embracing this year’s campaign theme of kindness, they will be turning over their social media platforms from 18-24th May to host the festival, which aims to help connect people through music, art, food, poetry and more, whilst celebrating all things kind and the positive effects this can have on our mental health and wellbeing.
In response, the organisers of the biggest mass participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help our fundraising and save the UK’s charities.
The campaign, The 2.6 Challenge, will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th edition of the London Marathon, the world’s biggest one day annual fundraising event, which raised £66.4 million for charities in 2019.
COVID-19 virus updates and useful information from Norfolk and Waveney Mind
In 2019, we were fortunate to be chosen as Archant Dialogue
Norwich Office's Charity of the Year.
The staff split into four teams to compete to raise the most money and between them raised an incredible £11,579.82 including match funding from the Archant Gold staff charitable funding scheme.
Renegade Runners held a Fun Run on Christmas Eve with proceeds going to Norfolk and Waveney Mind, in total raising £200. Founder Matt Pyatt said “running to help manage mental health is so worthwhile”. The group meet twice weekly- Tuesday’s at The Walks, King’s Lynn, 6.45pm and Wednesday’s at Lynnsport Running Track at 10am. They are always looking for new members, all ages and abilities welcome.
Norfolk and Waveney Mind is pleased to announce that as a culmination of their RED January (Run Every Day January) campaign, they will be supporting a new “Outrunning” group - a run for fun wellbeing initiative, based at Hellesdon Library, over the next six months.
Our Fundraising and Campaigns Manager, Alex Haswell, visited the volunteers at Strumpshaw Steam Museum
to thank them for their generous donation of £500.
Living Clean Limited is delighted to announce on Saturday 1st February 2020 we will be hosting the Four Reasons Charity Ball with the beneficiaries being local charities to Norfolk and Suffolk. Alzheimer's Society, Break – Changing Young Lives, Leeway – Domestic Violence and Abuse Services and Norfolk and Waveney Mind – For Better Mental Health.
A fundraising charity quiz, hosted by energy consultants Indigo Swan, has raised an impressive £5,000 for an inspirational Norfolk charity.
More than 165 guests attended the evening in aid of Norfolk and Waveney Mind, a charity who offer advice and support to those affected by mental health problems.
James Groves, Managing Director at Indigo Swan commented: “To see what started as a quiz by candlelight in a restaurant in Norwich with 30 people 5 years ago, grow to the amazing event we had last week is amazing! The support we see from the local business community grows every year and the impact it has on Norfolk & Waveney Mind is so rewarding to see.”
Friday 29th November from 5.15-6.45pm in the Vernon Castle Room, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, in the Forum
Local mental health charity, Norfolk and Waveney Mind are working with LGBT+ choir Sing with Pride and the Norfolk Heritage Centre to organise an event called World AIDS Day: A Space to Talk and Remember. The event will provide a space to reflect on the AIDS crisis and the impact it had on us and our community – how we survived and how we remember those we lost. Materials from the Norfolk Heritage Centre’s LGBT+ Collection will available and we invite people to bring photos and objects of their own.
Staff from local mental health charity, Norfolk and Waveney Mind joined together with Evolve from MAP and St John the Baptist Church on Timberhill to organise a midday service, for Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to remember people who have died due to transphobic violence around the world.
The first Wednesday in November each year is National Stress Awareness Day.
We all know what it’s like to feel stressed - being under pressure is a normal part of life. But becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health problems or make existing problems worse.
National Stress Awareness Day is a great opportunity to take a moment to think about our wellbeing and find advice or support on managing stress. We’ve got some suggestions for how you can join the conversation about stress.
A collaborative initiative to support the emotional wellbeing of Norwich residents began on World Mental Health Day (10th October).
The ‘City of Wellbeing’ initiative brings together charities, religious organisations and local businesses in the city centre, that can lend a listening ear to people experiencing emotional distress.
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.