'The gardening group helped me come out of my shell.'
'Talking to other people has given me hope...'
Often when we are experiencing poor mental health we can feel isolated and disconnected from the world. Groups can help reassure us that we're not the only person who has felt like this way and that we can move beyond what we are experiencing. We can also meet new people, learn new skills and build confidence.
Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind offer a range of groups and projects that help people get support and get involved.
The course 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. Attendess should be more able to understand and maintain their mental health and achieve personal goals in a safe, supportive environment.
They should also be able to understand the impact of risky behaviour and help to recognise how they can lead healthier lives. The course is a 12 month programme. People can attend either all sessions on Mondays or all sessions on Wednesdays at a central location In Norwich.
Connecting with nature and growing things has been shown to have lots of positive health benefits. Norwich and Central Norfolk Mind’s award winning Gardening Group runs twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We are always looking for more people to join us and no experience is required.
To join our Gardening Group email us today!
Engaging in creative activities has been shown to have huge benefits for emotional wellbeing. We are running free animation workshops so you can create your own stop-motion animations. Stop-motion animation is a simple, hands-on approach which requires no expertise. It can encourage self-development, confidence, group working skills, increased self-esteem and is a fun and interesting way to explore and express ideas.
Would you like to start, or improve, your running but find it hard to get going? Do you feel low, anxious or lonely at times?
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!
Do you think physical exercise would help you manage your mental health and wellbeing but are unsure how to get started?
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.
This new project aims to provide a support network for anyone over the age of 18 who has been bereaved through suicide. The group aims to support people to speak about their reactions, feelings and emotions openly and honestly, to find support to make sense of what has happened and to meet others who are experiencing similar experiences.
Seed to Feed Project
This is a gardening project which focuses on growing fruit and vegetables. There will also be opportunities to get involved in using the harvested produce to make tasty dishes. Through all these activities you will get the chance of experiencing the entire growing experience, from Seed to Feed.