Community Groups

Community groups can be accessed through The Shoebox Membership.

Contact group organisers or team@theshoebox.org.uk for more information.

Monday

Community Coffee Morning

10.30am-12.30pm

Join us for a fun, relaxed weekly chat to help you start your week with a smile!

To find out more email team@theshoebox.org.uk.

Carers Social Group

1.30pm-2.30pm

Every Monday we host a friendly, fun and judgement free space for unpaid carers to come together, share and relax. Meet at The Shoebox.

For more information, contact team@theshoebox.org.uk or call 01603 850309.

Tuesday

Mindfulness and Meditation

10.30am-11.30am

Every Tuesday, 10.30am – 11.30am, you can join this group and experience guided meditations, the benefits of being mindful in your favourite activities, and bring these approaches into your daily life.
In this friendly group, you can sit, lay or stand as you are most comfortable with your eyes open or closed. There is no right or wrong way!

 

Email team@theshoebox.org.uk or call 01603 850309 for more information.

Digital Drop In

1pm-3pm

Every Tuesday we are joined by some fantastic Digital Inclusion Volunteers from Voluntary Norfolk. You can bring your own digital device from home to get support with or try out one of our PCs, Chromebooks or tablets in a fun, kind, and supportive environment.

 

Email team@theshoebox.org.uk or call 01603 850309 for more information.

Timeline – A history social group

3pm-5pm

Join this sociable group every Tuesday to develop your interests in art, culture, heritage and history. All you need is a love for discovery and adventure!

 

Email team@theshoebox.org.uk to receive the Zoom link. Attend online and at The Shoebox.

Wednesday

Let’s talk M.E.

1pm-3pm

On the second and fourth Wednesday of every month join this friendly and welcoming group for people who live with the diagnosis of M.E., Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Come along and share your experiences, make connections and gain support from others.

Contact group facilitator Katie Snazell; Katie.snazell@bettertogethernorfolk.org.uk for more details. Attend online or at The Shoebox.

Bridges Creative Writing Group

3pm-5pm

Creative writing group for people who have had, or are experiencing, mental health problems. Bring along any sort of writing to share and discuss. Take part in lively discussion and energetic writing exercises. Honesty box provided for drinks. Maximum of 9 people. Option to take part online as well as in person.

To enquire about joining the group contact: Hilary 07720396290 or email team@theshoebox.org.uk Attend online or at The Shoebox.

Thursday

The Bridge Social Group

10.30am-12pm

A social group for young adults (18-30 year olds) moving between services or who are ready to make changes and require some support.

Everyone is welcome, no referral is needed. The Bridge is a member-led community group.

To join the group contact: Rachel rachel792@rocketmail.com. Attend online. Days and times of meetings may change. Contact Rachel before attending.

Gamerados – Board Games Group

1st & 3rd Thursday of the month @ 1.30pm-3.30pm

2nd & 4th Thursday of the month @ 6pm – 9pm

Gamerados gets together to play board games in a fun, friendly setting! They embrace the principles of the Camerados movement:

1) It is okay to fail – We are all a bit rubbish sometimes

2) Mix with people who don’t look like you

3) If we disagree, level with each other respectfully

4) Don’t try to fix other people, just be alongside them

5) If someone is struggling, try asking them to help you. This can give people purpose.

6) Always remember… have fun!

Email team@theshoebox.org.uk to find out more. Attend at The Shoebox.

Friday

Information Drop-In: Employment and Volunteering Support – Voluntary Norfolk

12pm – 2pm

Available every Friday. Skills Connectors from Voluntary Norfolk will be here for a friendly and information chat!

Need help writing or updating your CV? Do you looking for work or volunteer opportunities? Want help setting up your own business or social enterprise? Do you need financial or benefits advice? They can help with this and so much more!

Simply come along to The Shoebox to meet a Skills Connector from Voluntary Norfolk.

Email team@theshoebox.org.uk for more information.

Friday Social Support Group

1pm – 3pm

This friendly, supportive group get together to talk, listen and laugh while making new friends!

For information on joining this group please email team@theshoebox.org.uk Attend online or at The Shoebox.

…Different Day

3pm – 4pm – General discussion

4pm – 5pm – Bipolar discussion

 A group for people aged 18+ who are experiencing depression, bipolar or both. Just people sharing their views and experiences to help each other. Relaxed, respectful atmosphere. 

For information on joining this group please email will.dowe@bettertogethernorfolk.org.uk or call Will on 07436 183998Attend at The Shoebox.

Are you part of a community group that is looking for a new place to meet?
Do you have an idea for a new community group?

We can help you turn your ideas into action and connect you with like-minded individuals to join up with.
If you’d like to know more, please complete get in touch with details of your group.
Contact us on 01603 850309 or email: team@theshoebox.org.uk.

Kindly supported by…

Our funders and supporters help us to continue our work combating loneliness and social isolation in the local area – be that through events, celebration days or community groups. Find out more about Better Together Norfolk, Aviva Community Fund and Norwich Together Alliance.

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