Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures present: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF THE SAINSBURY INSTITUTE: FROM NARA TO NORWICH MONDAY 20 – SATURDAY 25 MAY at THE FORUM “2024 marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures. To celebrate, we will […]

Everyone invited! Heritage for Wellbeing (H4W) has been running for almost two years, during which time people referred by social prescribing and mental health services have enjoyed varied experiences of history, nature and creativity, and would now like to share some of their creative responses with you and the community. Participants and volunteers from the […]

An advocacy and information tool for social prescribers, produced by creative health consultant Helen Shearn as part of our work with the Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers Landscape Partnership Scheme. The digest was launched at our successful Wellbeing Festival in Thetford on 13th March.

The Association of Mental Health Providers produced this film about our Archaeology for Wellbeing programme at Warham Iron Age Fort. The excavation was led by Dr Andy Hutcheson from the Centre for Archaeology and Heritage, University of East Anglia. Special thanks to artist and photographer Rob Fairclough.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

STAY IN TOUCH is an online drop-in culture therapy group for everyone who is, or has, been a member of a Restoration Trust project. Contact Laura Drysdale at: [email protected] SIT meets fortnightly on Zoom. Meetings are facilitated by artist and musician Ian Brownlie, by an interesting expert or creative, or by a member of the […]