The Story of Mind in Heacham
Poplar Avenue, Heacham.

We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

Norfolk and Waveney Mind is a local Mind mental health charity offering an extensive range of support, advice and information to the people, businesses and communities previously supported by Great Yarmouth & Waveney, Norwich & Central Norfolk and West Norfolk Local Mind Associations.
Local Minds are independent charities - we raise our own funds and we have our own Board of Trustees who are responsible for how we’re run. 
Being local we understand our community and tailor our services in response to what people need most.
Being part of the Mind network means we benefit from shared support, knowledge and ideas. Nationally, Mind gives advice and support to anyone who needs it, campaigns to improve services and raise awareness.
We work in partnership with Mind nationally and the other local Minds in our network to deliver high quality services to anyone who needs them

Years ago Heacham was served by a single doctor, Dr Ford. He held his surgery in his house in Station Road. As the population increased and the doctors practise expanded a new surgery was built in a corner of Dr Ford's garden opening onto Poplar Avenue. This surgery was later to become the home of Mind in Heacham due to the foresight of the late Dr Carole Brown. Dr Brown was a member of the Heacham practise who had a great interest in mental health. She was also on the board of directors of King's Lynn and District Mind.
As Heacham grew and an even bigger surgery was required, Mind bought the old village surgery with help from Rural Development Council grants and transformed it into the Mind Centre as we know it today.
This was a very progressive move as the other Mind centres were based in larger towns such as King's Lynn and Downham Market, rural areas such as Heacham were 15-20 miles from any help.
Mind provides a wonderful service to people who for one reason or another require help to regain their confidence to function in our ever changing world. People lose confidence and find aspects of everyday living tricky for many reasons and this is where Mind can provide help and support. Many of us know very little of the great work that Mind does and the impact it has on lives of the vulnerable.

Heacham's Mind Centre opened on Monday 5th September 1994 and was visited by the Queen in 1997

Below just a few photos taken from the Heacham Mind Photo albums.

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