Archives and Mental Wellbeing Conference

15 March 2018, 10.00-15.00, Norfolk Record Office

"Archives can be used to improve the wellbeing of people who have mental health problems

That is the conclusion of the University of East Anglia’s evaluation of the Change Minds project.  Using 19th century County Asylum records as a starting point, this project combined archive research and creativity to help people along to path of the Five Ways for Mental Wellbeing.  Change Minds is a partnership between the Norfolk Record Office and two mental health charities, the Restoration Trust and Together for Mental Wellbeing. Having completed two years of Change Minds, this partnership wants to share its successes and the evidence that it works.  On Thursday 15 March 2018 from 10.00  until 15.00, we will be running a free conference at the Norfolk Record Office. 

 At the Conference, we will be launching a pack containing templates of the key project documents, such as support frameworks and session plans, and the results of the project evaluation: Evidence which you can use to support your own funding applications;  evidence that Change Minds has used to secure funding from two local charities so that its work can continue.

If you would like to know more about the project and its relevance for archives, please contact  gary.tuson@norfolk.gov.uk.

To reserve a place at this free conference, please contact tasha@restorationtrust.org.uk."