Pace of Mind Norfolk offers opportunities to explore green spaces through our friendly running and walking groups - to help you improve your fitness, increase your sense of wellbeing and boost your connection with nature.



What is the Pace of Mind Project?

Pace of Mind Norfolk is an exciting new 2 year running and walking initiative. The scope of the project, funded by the NHS Charities Together Community Partnership Fund, is to set up friendly walking and running groups, to help people experiencing, or at risk of, poor mental health - particularly as a result of the impact of the pandemic.

The project aims to improve their physical and mental health and to build resilience to stress and low mood.

Our friendly walking and running groups take place in green (and blue!) spaces for people of all levels of fitness. 

Exercising in nature is proven to have huge benefits for our wellbeing and it’s a chance to explore and discover beautiful natural places local to you.

After the run or walk, there is an optional chance to chat with like-minded others over a cup of tea.

We also offer forest-bathing sessions, which are a way of spending time in nature mindfully to boost relaxation and connection to the life around us. 

These activities will take place in Norwich, Sheringham, King's Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Thetford. 



When and Where is the Pace of Mind service available?

  • Sept 2023 - December 2023 Great Yarmouth Area
  • December 2023 - End March 2024 Thetford Area

Next Groups:

Great Yarmouth – Starting from The Marina Centre Cafe area, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 2ER on Wednesdays from 5pm - 6.30pm

Session dates (additional dates in Great Yarmouth for 2024 added): 
13th & 20th December
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st January
7th, 14th, 21st & 28th February
6th, 13th, 20th & 27th March

Thetford – Pace of Mind Norfolk Sessions starting January 2024 on Thursday evenings from the Riversdale Centre - 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Session dates:
4th, 11th, 18th & 25th January 
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th February
7th, 14th, 21st & 28th March

To register your interest in upcoming groups and activities in the areas above contact:



Who can access Pace of Mind?

This project is open to anyone struggling with low mood, stress and life’s ups and downs. We particularly welcome those who felt the Covid 19 pandemic impacted negatively on their mental health.



How can people access Pace of Mind?

Access is self referral by completion of a registration form to the Pace of Mind Coordinator    

Participants can be referred through our links with the Primary Care Network in each project area and through social prescribers.

Participants can be reffered through existing Norfolk and Waveney Mind services. Referral points include multi-agency partnerships such as our REST hubs, The Routes Employment Service and the Wellbeing service. 

To join, please fill out a registration form by contacting our Project Coordinator at

If you have any questions about whether our groups are right for you, please do get in touch.



The NHS Charities Together Community Partnership Fund has been enabled by NHS Charities Together, in partnership with N & N Hospitals Charity and Norfolk Community Foundation.



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