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.
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, email@example.com, 07740 844883
|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 14.00||Meetings will usually alternate between an activity and a creative response at a library|
|12.3.20||1||Wroxham Library – Initial meeting||Gathering (free)|
|1.5.20||3||Sheringham Library||Visual art|
|5.6.20||4||St Benets Abbey||Archaeology|
|7.8.20||6||Cromer Shoal Chalk Bed||Environment|
|4.9.20||7||Sheringham Library||Visual art|
|2.10.20||8||Norwich Millennium Library||Shared reading|
|4.12.20||10||Wroxham Library||Gathering (free)|
|4.1.21||11||Norwich Arts Centre||Music|
|5.2.21||12||Norwich Millennium Library||Shared reading|
|9.4.21||14||Sheringham Library||Visual art|
|21.5.21||15||Norfolk and Norwich Festival||Music|
|7.6.21||16||Norwich Arts Centre||Music|
|2.7.21||17||Cley Marshes walk||Environment|
|6.8.21||18||Sheringham Library||Visual art|
|3.9.21||19||Burgh Castle Roman Fort||Archaeology|
|1 – 5.11.21||21||Theatre Royal performance||Theatre|
|3.12.21||22||Norwich Millennium Library||Theatre|
|7.1.22||23||Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts||Museum|
|4.2.22||24||Wroxham Library||Gathering (free)|