By Laura DrysdaleDirector, The Restoration Trust The Restoration Trust is a charity organisation based in Norfolk and Waveney supporting people with mental health issues through building effective partnerships across heritage, culture, arts, health and social care. Our work involves people living with mental health challenges, facilitating their connection with our local and national heritage. What […]

You are warmly invited to attend the Brecks Wellbeing Festival on Wednesday, March 13th, 10.30 to 3.15pm at Carnegie Hall in Thetford. This event is hosted by the Restoration Trust and the Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers Landscape Partnership Scheme (a National Lottery Heritage Fund supported landscape and heritage project). The event will connect healthcare […]

One of the positive outcomes of The Restoration Trust’s participation in the Later Prehistoric Norfolk Project’s Arminghall Henge and Warham Camp excavations, has been the invitation to speak about how these experiences contribute to mental wellbeing. It’s encouraging that the community welfare aspect of archaeology is now being taken seriously. The 44th Theoretical Archaeology Group […]

By Ranjit Atwal Laura Drysdale Janet Alderman Ed Archer Alex Wilson “The Digital Heritage Lab took place between April 2020 and June 2021 and as well as providing programme of free online training events it also gave 60 heritage organisations the opportunity to develop their digital potential with the support of a digital skills mentor. In this Reflect, Share, Inspire session Ed […]

Between Monday 10 and Friday 31 July, The Restoration Trust was one of the participating community groups in an archaeological study of Warham Camp in North Norfolk. The project was led by members of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts. The intention of the dig was to establish exactly when the Iron […]

The Change Minds Partnership (Restoration Trust with Norfolk Record Office) wishes to commission a Business Planner to develop a Business Plan for national roll out of the Change Minds programme. This is a great opportunity to come and work with us and our partners the Norfolk Record Office to plan the future of our fascinating […]

Are you into social enterprise? Charities and local authorities? Heritage? Come and work with us and our partners the Norfolk Record Office to plan the future of our fascinating Change Minds mental health and archives project. What is Change Minds? Change Minds is a unique heritage, creative, wellbeing project engaging those living with mental health […]

Are you a Business Planning Consultant who works with social enterprises and social entrepreneurs? Do you understand the worlds of charities and local authorities? Perhaps you know about creative health and heritage? The Restoration Trust is commissioning a Business Plan for the national roll out of our Change Minds programme. This will be based on […]

Are you a Business Planning Consultant who works with social enterprises and social entrepreneurs? Do you understand the worlds of charities and local authorities? Perhaps you know about creative health and heritage? The Restoration Trust is commissioning a Business Plan for the national roll out of our Change Minds programme.  This will be based on […]

This article considers the use of archives in a creative manner, to improve mental health and well-being. Researching digitised nineteenth-century asylum case books, Change Minds engages local people and online visitors in the stories it reveals during investigations into local heritage, mental health and identity. This version is published under a CC-BY License. Final version […]