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Boosting wellbeing for parents in Gorleston

Orbit East and Norwich Psychology Project have completed a special project in Gorleston to help local parents improve their wellbeing and increase their social network. The project, which was designed to help local people manage their stress, meet other parents and help them achieve their personal goals, was hailed a great success!

Run by Norwich Psychology Project and funded by Orbit East, the group provided a support network for local parents and helped them cope with any problems thy were having. The project aimed to help reduce stress and support people in becoming more independent whilst maintaining their new friendships and social support network. One participant said “the positivity of the support staff made everyone feel better” while another commented on “how much better life is” when they had completed the course.

Craig Atkins, Community Investment Manager for Orbit East said “It is fantastic to see the great outcomes from this group – we were delighted to have been involved and provide funding to help it go ahead. We found that it was very beneficial for local parents as well as their children and we are very pleased to be able to offer this kind of support for people in Gorleston.”

Clinical Psychologists Dr Amie Curtis and Dr Tal Moore, of the Norwich Psychology Project, stated "We are passionate about supporting parents in Norfolk and are grateful to Orbit East for their support and enthusiasm for the project. We were thrilled with the progress made by parents in the last group and look forward to running the next group in the coming months".

If you would like more information, please contact Dr Amie Curtis on