M&S in Norwich to host mental health drop-ins as part of project with Ruby Wax

Marks and Spencer Norwich store. Photo : Steve Adams

Marks and Spencer Norwich store. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

Norwich's Marks and Spencer store is to host a new mental health drop-in cafe as part of a project with actress Ruby Wax.

'Frazzled Cafes' aim to help customers improve their wellbeing and will see cafes within M&S stores open after hours every fortnight.

They will host 'talk-in' sessions where people who are feeling stressed can meet and share their personal stories in a safe environment.

The cafes are the brainchild of the American author and comedian, who has long been open about her experiences with depression.

Blogging on the Huffington Post UK, she said: 'These meetings are for people like you and me and everyone who feels frazzled from the burden of everyday life.

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'Often we don't want to tell our relations or friends how we're feeling because we worry that we're a burden. People at the Frazzled Cafés listen to you and care. What's said at those meetings stays in those meetings.'

Each session will be led by trained volunteer facilitators.

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Norwich's M&S store has been chosen as one of 11 to hold the meetings over the next few months.

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