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Time to Talk over a nice cuppa at King’s Lynn café

Olive Branch cafe Hillington Square takes part in national Time to Talk day. West Norfolk Mind Chief Executive Eddie West-Burnham and Sam Fox of the Olive Branch Cafe enjoy a cuppa with representatives from the Police, Well Being Service and members of the public.

Olive Branch cafe Hillington Square takes part in national Time to Talk day. West Norfolk Mind Chief Executive Eddie West-Burnham and Sam Fox of the Olive Branch Cafe enjoy a cuppa with representatives from the Police, Well Being Service and members of the public.

It was Time to Talk at the Olive Branch Café in Hillington Square, Lynn, on Thursday as part of a national event organised by West Norfolk MIND.

Staff, volunteers and service users of the charity organised the event in support of the push to instigate a million conversations in the UK around mental health.

It was organised in partnership with the Freebridge Community Housing-back café, the Purfleet Trust, the Wellbeing Service and Norfolk Police Safer Neighbourhoods team and was a great success and added 55 conversations to the national total.

Zena Penty, volunteer co-ordinator said: “Everyone who attended received free tea or coffee, was invited to write on the Pledge Wall, which helps reduce stigma and discrimination. The environment was relaxed and people felt able to chat. The aim of the campaign is to encourage people to feel more comfortable to discuss their wellbeing and ask for help if it’s needed.

“I would like to thank the Olive Branch Café for their hard work and provision of free tea and for the other organisations and volunteers for making the day possible.

“West Norfolk Mind support people in recovery from mental illness in our centres and within the community. We offer free workshops and counselling through our Building Resilience Project and a whole range of services for those with personal budgets or self funders.”

 

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