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Wellbeing Week success at Norwich Theatre

This Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week, Norwich Theatre have provided a wonderful week of mindful activities for their staff. Year 10 work experience placement student, Faye, delves into the details of the week.


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For Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week (15th – 21st May 2023) Norwich Theatre has provided daily activities for employees and volunteers to participate in to try and help with mental health.

On Monday, employees were invited to gather down in the fresh air at Thorpe St Andrews for a morning of kayaking.

On Tuesday was some early morning yoga and a hidden street tour later in the day in Castle Meadow.

Lunch time on Wednesday, staff and volunteers can attend a staff-picnic at Chapelfield Garden and Playhouse Bar garden. In the afternoon, three staff members will be heading to Staithe Farm to attend an Introduction To Beekeeping course, in preparation for the theatre having its own beehives in the near future.

Every Thursday, employees can join Poppy Stevens for an hour to Unwind With Words (also open to the public) by expressing creativity and thoughts through writing and words. Also on Thursday this week, in Norwich city centre, Sophia Shuvalova is running a Draw and Explore session.

 On the last day of Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week, Wayne Pilgrim is going to take some employees around the city centre to take some beautiful photos during a photography course. In the afternoon, there is Music On My Mind with Guy Martin.

Good wellbeing means that employees can feel their best and enjoy their work, creating a nice environment for the people around them. 1 in 4 people struggle with their mental health. Positive mental health is important because it allows individuals to cope with challenges and setbacks in their lives. Prioritising wellbeing can increase productivity and work quality. Norwich Theatre tries its best to promote wellbeing to prevent stress and create an enjoyable working environment where everyone can thrive.

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Written by Faye Thornton, a work experience placement student from Sir John Leeman school