Like Minds Norfolk

Paston Footprints Autumn Activities 2021

Paston Footprints’ immersive well-being walks and historical activities are just one of the ways you can look after yourself this season. Their Autumn Activities and Events schedule can be found HERE.

Like Minds Norfolk is a pilot project that connects excluded people living  with mental health problems in North Norfolk, Broadland and Norwich with Norfolk’s amazing landscape, heritage, arts and culture so that their mental wellbeing improves.

Like Minds Norfolk is a new partnership between The Restoration Trust and Norfolk Library and Information Service. It is co-designed with local people who participated in Restoration Trust projects at Norfolk Record Office (Change Minds) Norwich Arts Centre (Culture Quest) and with the Broads Authority (Burgh Castle Almanac).

The first FREE session is at Wroxham Library, THURSDAY 12TH MARCH, 11.00 – 13.30.

Blicking Hall

Meeting monthly until February 2022, around 40 people in all will gather to enjoy a special Norfolk experience, anything from walking with a geologist along the North Norfolk coast to a gig in the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. A month later they will explore the experience creatively at their local library. At the end of two years an exhibition will tour libraries and other Norfolk venues, and research into the wellbeing outcomes for people will be published.

We plan to visit Blickling Hall, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich Theatre Royal, the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Norfolk Record Office, St Benet’s Abbey, Burgh Castle Roman Fort, Groundwork Gallery, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich Arts Centre and the Cromer Shoal.

Regular library visits will be to libraries in North Norfolk, Broadland and Norwich Millennium Library.

The project will be coordinated by Dave Pullin, a mental health professional and musician.

The project  is funded by grants from Arts Council England, Geoffrey Watling Charity, Charles Hill Littlewood Trust and the Falcon Fund. Participants will pay £7.50 to attend sessions, but everything else is free (transport, refreshments, entrance tickets etc).

Please contact Laura Drysdale for more details,, 07740 844883

Event Schedule

Meetings will usually be on the 1st Friday of the month. They will begin at 10.30 for 11 and end at 13.30 for 14.00Meetings will usually alternate between an activity and a creative response at a library
12.3.201Wroxham Library – Initial meetingGathering (free)
3.4.202Blickling EstateHeritage
1.5.203Sheringham LibraryVisual art
5.6.204St Benets AbbeyArchaeology
3.7.205Wroxham LibraryWriting
7.8.206Cromer Shoal Chalk BedEnvironment
4.9.207Sheringham LibraryVisual art
2.10.208Norwich Millennium LibraryShared reading
4.12.2010Wroxham LibraryGathering (free)
4.1.2111Norwich Arts CentreMusic
5.2.2112Norwich Millennium LibraryShared reading
5.3.2113Norwich CathedralHeritage
9.4.2114Sheringham LibraryVisual art
21.5.2115Norfolk and Norwich FestivalMusic
7.6.2116Norwich Arts CentreMusic
2.7.2117Cley Marshes walkEnvironment
6.8.2118Sheringham LibraryVisual art
3.9.2119Burgh Castle Roman FortArchaeology
1.10.2120Wroxham LibraryWriting
1 – 5.11.2121Theatre Royal performanceTheatre
3.12.2122Norwich Millennium LibraryTheatre
7.1.2223Sainsbury Centre for Visual ArtsMuseum
4.2.2224Wroxham LibraryGathering (free)