Stepping out to help mental health

Just Regional
Feb 1, 2023 2 mins read

A walk in the countryside or interesting surroundings can be of real benefit to your health, and a new group has been set up to encourage more people to get out and about.

Norfolk and Waveney Mind have started the Pace of Mind Project, which will be offering free walking groups in Sheringham from the middle of next month.

The groups are friendly and do not require any particular level of fitness. They offer a chance to chat to others as you walk and then get together for a cup of tea at the end.

Co-ordinator Adam Shawyer said: “We all know how beneficial to our mental health regular exercise and access to nature can be, and Pace of Mind offers great support to people who may want to get out and exercise but not know quite how to get started!

“Our project is designed in part for people with mild to moderate mental health and offers opportunities to build mental resilience alongside making connections in the community and having a lot of laughs.”

Walks will start and finish at Sheringham Community Centre on Wednesday afternoons, starting at 2pm. They should return around 3.30pm.

The first dates lined up are February 15 and 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; and April 5, 12, 19 and 26.

t To register, email or call 0300 330 5488. There are more details at

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