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Winter Wellbeing: Support available in the community

With shorter days, a bite in the air and keeping warm in the face of rising costs, winter can be a tricky season to navigate for some. It’s important to know where you can seek support, if needed, and fortunately in Wadebridge the John Betjeman Centre are doing what they can to provide fantastic resources, plus there are some other wonderful community organisations willing to offer a helping hand and a friendly smile in times of need.


This winter at the John Betjeman Centre…


Wellbeing and mental health

Bereavement support group - A drop in for anyone who has been affected by loss or bereavement, which takes place on the fourth Friday of the month, 1.30pm-3.30pm.

Wadebridge Peri-Menopause and Menopause Support Group - This women’s support group meets on the first Tuesday of the month, 7pm-8pm.

Wadebridge Cancer Support Cafe - Meeting on the second and fourth Friday of the month, 10.30am-12.30pm, this is a social group offering support to anyone affected by cancer.

Memory Cafe - Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, 2pm-4pm. Call Margaret 07917195372.

Stroke Support Group - Every first and third Monday of the month, 2pm-4pm.

Carers Support Group - Every third Wednesday of the month, 2pm-4pm.

Man Down - Meets fortnightly on a Wednesday evening, 7pm-9pm. Men’s mental health support group. Visit www.mandown-cornwall.co.uk for more information.

Georgia’s Voice - Meets fortnightly on a Monday evening, 6pm-8pm. Free, confidential mental health support group for women aged 18 to 25. Visit www.georgiasvoice.co.uk for more information.


Community support

Wadebridge Foodbank financial support drop-in - If you’re struggling with your finances, a team from Wadebridge Foodbank are on hand to offer some advice on what you’re entitled to. They are at the John Betjeman Centre on Thursdays, 10am-12.30pm. Call the team on 01208 815374.


Warm Spaces

Concern Wadebridge at The John Betjeman Centre will be operating as a Warm Space until the end of February 2024, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm. It will be a safe space for people to come and keep warm, charge their mobile devices and make new friends. They will also be offering a £5 main meal on Wednesdays - 'Winter Warmer Wednesdays' - generously supported by Wadebridge Lions.


Other community organisations

Wadebridge Foodbank - The foodbank is available to anyone who needs support when it comes to feeding themselves and their families. In a non-judgmental, supportive environment, the team of volunteers work to compile parcels according to the needs of each household. You will need a referral to use the foodbank, but the team is always on the other end of the phone if you need to ask them some questions before using this important service. The team are currently seeking donations of tinned ham, savoury biscuits, sweets and chocolate, Christmas biscuits, long-life milk, crisps, packets of stuffing and Christmas puddings. Visit https://www.wadebridgefoodbank.org/ for more information, or call 01208 815 374.

The Grace Project - Run by the team at Egloshayle Church, the Grace Project provides clothing, free of charge, to children in Wadebridge and the surrounding areas from generous community donations. Email grace@wadebridgeparish.org.uk


For more information about any of the projects listed above, please contact them directly.

Have we missed your community support project, group or initiative? Email content@life-media.co.uk so we can spread the word.



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