Stay In Touch Online Drop In

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. It began in November 2020 and meets fortnightly on Zoom, where sessions are led either by the Coordinator, by an external expert or creative, or by a member of the group. It is funded from unrestricted funds. The group has a mutually supportive dynamic, with different members coming forward to facilitate and share passions, creativity and expertise.

Introducing a brand new chapter, the Burgh Castle Almanac Experience.
New events! New activities!

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About the Project:

Burgh Castle Almanac was an archaeology, creativity and wellbeing programme which took place at Burgh Castle Roman Fort and the Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth. It engaged metal health services users in the Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, and Waveney Area. The project aimed to meet the goals of the trust’s idea of Culture Therapy in which they use heritage and creativity to improve people’s mental health. It is called Culture Therapy because exploring compelling archives or sensory immersion in ancient landscapes reignites people’s curiosity and love of life. Using heritage and creativity the trust wants to improve people’s mental health without relying on services.

Safe Practice, Impact, Outcomes and Evaluation

All partners and policies meet professionally required standards and due diligence is applied to the formation of partnerships. The project has ethical approval from the University of Dundee with an evaluation methodology that measures participants wellbeing before, immediately at the end of the project and a year later.

Work with Us

Change Minds is like a family in which all those who are part of the project, archivists, staff, and volunteers have the opportunity to learn from each other and take part in creative sessions led by professional facilitators. If you are interested in running your own Change Minds Project, get in touch with the Change Minds Hub.

I’d recommend [Change Minds] to people who are interested in history archives and that kind of research, as well as people who are interested in understanding mental wellness itself and historical context on that. It has been interesting looking at these themes being come out from people from very different backgrounds.” (Change Minds Participant).

“To have such a beautiful place on my doorstep is incredible. There are places like that all around us, but we don’t know about them; we don’t engage with them. And now, myself and my wife, we get out more, we go walking to different places.”

– Talking on how discovering this nature on their doorstep has given them a new look on the area around them.

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All support isn’t expected but hugely appreciated. If you’d like to contribute financially to the work we do, you can do so by getting in touch with us or donating using Queue Gives. Click the box to be walked through the secure system to do that.

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