Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind celebrated 35 years of service and opened new premises this week.
The Mayor of Great Yarmouth officially opened brand new premises for Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind this week, as the charity marked it’s 35th year offering mental health services to the local community.
The celebrations included a showcase of services, from a cycling challenge by Young People in Mind, to a willow basket weaving activity and flower arranging from the Community Roots gardening project.
Perry Marshall, CEO of Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind, said:
"We are very happy to have moved into our new building as it provides us with more space and an all-round better environment for our work. The new premises will mean we can develop further services and help more people to gain confidence and change their lives for the better.
We are proud to have been supporting the local community since the 1970s, and with one in four British adults currently experiencing a mental health problem, it is more important than ever that local people know we’re here to support them."
Brandon Lewis MP, who also attended the celebrations, added:
"Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind has continued to provide unparalleled support and care to people in the constituency of Great Yarmouth and further afield in Norfolk and Suffolk.
Mental wellbeing should be a topic we can discuss openly, without discrimination. Therefore I hope that the charity’s relocation to the new Deneside premises will make more people aware of the great work they do."
Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Councillor John Burroughs, said:
"Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind is a charity that has been an invaluable service to our community for over three decades. I am delighted to support the charity in its work and commend the staff and volunteers for all they do to help promote and protect good mental health in the area."
Mind is the largest voluntary mental health service in the Yarmouth and Waveney area, offering support services for people experiencing a wide variety of mental health problems.