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Dr Maureen Newman (second from left) and members of the Bodmin Wellbeing Centre were delighted to accept a cheque for £500 from Jane Hoskin (second from right) of Lanivet. The donation was raised at a barbecue and dance organised by… Read more

Walking for Wellbeing

  Some of the members of this friendly Group enjoying a walk with Group Leader Emily (in the middle) and their dogs, despite the chilly weather when this photograph was taken.

Charity Shop Window Valentines Day Display

One again our Charity Shop staff have been busy creating a delightful window display, this time to celebrate Valentines Day with lots of items suitable for gifts.


Left to right Mickey, Emily, Jess, Caroline, Bob, Alex and Maureen. Members, staff and volunteers of the Restormel Mind Art for Wellbeing Group. Our Art for Wellbeing Group recently held an exhibition of their work in the Shire Hall. Members… Read more

Bodmin Restormel Mind Charity Shop Cheque Presentation

Our Charity Shop celebrated the donation by Linda Howard, Volunteer, who raised £420 to support our Wellbeing Services.  Dr Maureen Newman, CEO, said “Without the support of people like Linda and the customers who come into our shop to purchase… Read more

Minister praises local Bodmin Charity

Norman Lamb, Minister of State at the Department for Health, was in Bodmin this week to announce an extra £1.25 billion to help improve children and young people’s mental health services as part of the Budget. Local MP Dan Rogerson… Read more

Streetband Workshop with Wadebridge Creative Hub

Street bands are one of the musical wonders of the world, the sound of celebration from Brazil to New Orleans, the Balkans to Delhi. These bands flourish across the globe playing music to accompany processions, dances, rituals, civic occasions, fairs,… Read more

Soil to Soup Update

What a difference a year makes. Here is our news update. It is 2 years since I first looked at an empty paddock and lovely overgrown flower borders and saw a Wellbeing garden for Mind.  So last week Grandma’s best… Read more

Plant Workshop

A plant workshop was held at Castle Hill Nursing Home in Bodmin by members of the Soil to Soup Project.  The workshop brightened up everyone’s lives and we hope to repeat the workshops on a regular basis.

Afternoon out to Wadebridge

The Knit and Natter group had an excellent afternoon out in Wadebridge to buy more craft material.  We had a really fun time choosing materials to make a patchwork quilt and so a big thanks to the Cornwall and Isles… Read more

Newquay SHE group flower arranging

The Newquay SHE group had a great time learning how to arrange flowers.  Sue Aunger took the session and everyone made some very beautiful arrangements to take home.

Music club gives first concert

Known now as The Launderettes, because we rehearse in a music studio which used to be a laundry, the music club gave its first concert at Castle Hill Nursing Home.  It was really well received and we’ve been asked back… Read more

Newquay coffee corner celebrates 30 years

Newquay Coffee Corner celebrated 30 years of providing informal support to adults with mental health issues.  Members celebrated with a summer trip to Wingz Bird Sanctuary and a party which welcomed 43 people to enjoy good food, fun and games. To see… Read more

Wellbeing Centre Officially Open

The Bodmin Wellbeing Centre was officially opened last Friday. Dan Rogerson and Councillor Ralph Solomons joined the celebrations. The centre provides services which promote health and wellbeing for the community in Bodmin and surrounding areas. Clubs include ‘Fitness to Wellbeing’… Read more

Shauna completes Amsterdam Half Marathon

Our sincere thanks and congratulations go to Shauna Neville who completed the Amsterdam half marathon in aid of our Restormel Befriending Scheme.  Shauna, a keen member of Newquay lady runners, joined a group of enthusiastic people taking part last October… Read more

Health activity project is boosted by Co-op grant

We are really grateful to have received a £944 community grant from the Co-op to help run our sessions in Bodmin’s Dragon Leisure Centre. Our “Fitness to Wellbeing” project provides activities for people who would like to improve their mental… Read more

Soil to Soup Project

Our exciting new horticultural project dug into the ground this week near the centre of Bodmin in a beautiful Victorian walled garden.  Although overgrown at the moment and in need of some tender loving care, the beautiful traditional walled garden… Read more

Fitness to Wellbeing

As a result of the Get Moving and Time to Change campaigns, Restormel Mind has teamed up with the Dragon Leisure Centre in Bodmin to provide 10 weeks of sporting opportunities for people who would like to improve their mental… Read more

Patchwork for Children’s Hospice

The Patchwork group has been busy making Quillows. What is a Quillow? Well, a Quillow is usually a lap quilt – measuring approx. 54 x 42 which can be folded into a hidden pocket to become a pillow or cushion.… Read more

Big Coffee Corner

It was all smiles at the Big Coffee Corner at St Johns Methodist Church, St Austell last Friday.  There was an excellent turnout despite the chilly weather. Everyone was enjoying the amazing raffle, the gorgeous cakes and all the excellent… Read more