Laughter is best medicine at new Great Yarmouth mental health group

PUBLISHED: 14:56 12 October 2017

The Acorn Centre in Great Yarmouth has a new defibrilator  Photo: George Ryan

The Acorn Centre in Great Yarmouth has a new defibrilator Photo: George Ryan


A project called Laughter is the best medicine will be launched in Great Yarmouth on Monday night.

The free group is for over 18’s and provides a break for carers of and people affected by mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, life trauma, loneliness and stress.

Its aim is to help people improve their wellbeing and will meet in the Acorn Centre between 6pm and 8pm.

It has been set up by Trevor Saunders of the Mandalay Wellbeing CIC and is assisted by the town’s Wellbeing Service.

Mr Saunders said: “It’s a bit like a youth 
club for adults. We provide retro games and activities designed to remind people of happier times and hopefully have a laugh. You won’t be asked to talk about your situation, just come along and enjoy.”

The project will be held on the third Monday of the month.

For further details email or call 07935 115641.

Related articles

Other News

22 minutes ago

Hemsby Lifeboat has offered its sincere thanks to all the agencies, local businesses and the community for their support during the Marrams erosion crisis.


Sobering maps have shown which sections of Norfolk’s coastline could be next to feel the devastating impact of coastal erosion, as homes in Hemsby edge closer to tumbling into the sea.

The top tourism people and businesses in the borough of Great Yarmouth have been recognised at a high profile awards ceremony.

Nearly 100,000 staff in the east of England’s NHS are set for a wage rise after health unions recommended a pay offer worth up to 29pc over three years.

Most Read

Psychological tests have been ordered into a paedophile who was caught by a group of vigilantes while trying to meet a child at Great Yarmouth library.

Read more
Norwich Crown Court
Tue, 13:28

At least three of the properties on The Marrams in Hemsby are expected to fall off the cliff-edge by tomorrow morning.

Read more
Graham Plant
Yesterday, 14:11

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a collision with a car in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Sunday, March 18, 2018

Several homes at Hemsby are on the brink of collapsing over a cliff edge - as these pictures reveal.

Read more
Hemsby homes
Tue, 08:34

The high tide has come and gone at Hemsby without causing the imminent destruction of the erosion threatened homes on the Marrams.

Read more
Brandon Lewis

Local Weather



max temp: 7°C

min temp: 6°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today


Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter