Residents in Gorleston-on-Sea made ‘Time to Talk’ about mental health recently at a free event organised by local housing provider Orbit.
The event in support of mental health charity Mind’s national Time to Talk Day on 1 February, was held at the newly refurbished Better Days community hub at Elmhurst Court.
Residents were encouraged to start a conversation about mental health in a safe and supportive environment.
As part of its Better Days programme, Orbit offers customers free support on a range of issues such as managing finances, health and wellbeing, employability and skills.
Throughout February and March, Orbit customers are being invited to ‘Kickstart’ their 2024 at a series of events where they will be able to meet their local Orbit team and access support on issues such as debt management, mental wellbeing, interview and job searching skills.
The next ‘Kickstart’ event in Gorleston-on-Sea will take place on Tuesday 12 March at the Better Days community hub. People can find more information and book their place at: orbitcustomerhub.org.uk/kickstart-your-2024/
The former Scout hut which was renovated by Orbit with the help of local volunteers was officially opened by the Mayor of Great Yarmouth in September, also hosts sessions by local organisations including Cliff Park Community Church Wellbeing Group and Camerados, a social movement which hosts ‘public living rooms’ across the country to encourage social interaction.
Helen Gleadell, Better Days Manager for Orbit commented: “We’re delighted to be starting 2024 by engaging with our customers through a new series of community events. We know that lots of our customers are still feeling the impact of the cost-of-living crisis, but through the support that our Better Days programme offers we hope that we can help people to navigate any challenges that this year may bring and empower them to make positive changes that impact their long-term wellbeing.”