Welcome to Revival

where mental health and wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do

Help Revival

stay on the High Street

for only £10 a year

As you may know, Revival received a termination notice and is being forced to leave its current central location. The overwhelming response we received from the whole community made us realise how much our work, support and wellbeing café hub was valued and needed.

Now we need your help.

The Revival Café has the dual role of being a wellbeing hub and the main source of income that allows us to provide our wellbeing and mental help support and initiatives. With High Street rents prohibitive if we have any chance of viability we need the community to invest in Revival to help us to relocate.

We are asking if you can donate £10 a year.
That's around 83p a month.

    We understand this may not be affordable to everyone but if those who so kindly signed the petition donated this amount, you will help ensure Revival and its wellbeing café hub, remains on the High Street as a visible, viable and sustainable presence raising mental health awareness, challenging stigma, developing mental health and wellbeing support and initiatives.

    We can continue providing an Employment Support Programme for those with mild to moderate mental health issues and are at a sufficient stage in their recovery to be able to engage, support others and to return to, or maintain employment.

    We will also be able to develop and maintain our partnership working to continue our mental health outreach delivering food and support to vulnerable and isolated local residents in mental health need.

    If you would prefer to make a one-off donation of any amount, please use the button below.

    The first 4,000 people who donate this amount will become RPMs - Revival Proud Members - and have their names as part of an art installation within Revival’s new premises, in the form of a vinyl record.

    As Proud Members, you will have invested in a community wellbeing space for all, ensuring that year on year Revival remains viable, actively supporting local residents in mental health need - and working as part of a large local network of mental health and wellbeing support organisations, charities, groups and individuals.

    Any money received that takes us over the basic costs to keep Revival services on the High Street will be used to directly support our partnership with Food Friends, delivering food and support to local residents in mental health need. It will also be used to develop and maintain the Revival peer mentoring programme providing 1:1 goal orientated support helping people to move forward and build on their achievements giving them the confidence to set new goals to work towards. Peer mentors use their own experience to inform the mentor-mentee relationship and ensures they can work together with understanding and empathy. Full training is provided for mentor volunteers.

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    Food, Treats & Shop

    Click on the link in the menu or on the button below.

    Lunch deliveries every Wednesday and Friday 12 – 1pm

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    Peer Support

    MEN’S TALK: Mondays 12.30pm

    WOMEN’S WELLNESS: Wednesdays 10am

    STRESS & ANXIETY: Wednesdays 1pm

    All on Zoom or socially-distanced in the Café.
    Contact revivalpeer@gmail.com or leave a message on (01227) 281 255.

    Email

    Delivering food and support for those isolated and in mental health need

    In partnership with

    Email hello@foodfriends.co.uk or call 01227 250410

    Thank you for your continued support!

    Welcome to Revival where mental health and wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do, woven throughout all our services both in the cafés and specific services that are being developed for our East Kent Mind’s mental health hub in Ramsgate.

    This website is currently under development and will become the central point for Café Revival a multi-functioning social enterprise cafe in Whitstable, Ramsgate and Bexley offering Mental Health service provisions under Mind in Bexley and East Kent Mind.

    Music is Medicine
    for the Mind

    Revival is an integral part of me, who I am, what I love and what I do. I helped set this fantastic initiative up based on my own deep love of music as a therapy for my own mental health struggles and my recovery journey which have been well documented.

    Music is a universal language within which we can all find our voice, we can connect, resonate and feel sad or uplifted. Music opens up our imagination to different possibilities, allowing us to escape to other continents, cultures and moments in time. Throughout my mental health journey music has been a loyal friend allowing me to lose myself and find myself at the same time. Music was, and is, ‘medicine for my mind’ and it is on this basis that the concept of Revival began.

    As an ‘expert by experience’ all I longed for and wanted was a vibrant welcoming inclusive space surrounded by kindness and music that would help with my recovery. Sadly, no such place existed. So as the CEO of Mind in Bexley and East Kent I went about setting one up.

    My vision was for more than a ‘mental health’ café, all spaces should be mental health spaces and a café was a perfect partner, providing space for social interaction, informal support, good food and a good footfall audience for raising mental health awareness and challenging stigma.

    I wanted to normalise mental health and create a welcoming thriving energetic bright space where it was okay to talk about mental health at the same time as spinning a record on the decks. The decks at Revival have been a real focal and talking point and is often the start of mental health conversations, we have also been able to hold DJ nights and bring people together for dance events.

    Music is most definitely a key part of Revival and we look forward to sharing our vision with you when you next visit, we also welcome your musical favourites and will happily play your own records for you when you do.

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    Revival: Café & Wellbeing Whitstable
    TO END LIKE THISIs just heartbreaking 💔Just under two years ago we were excitedly getting ready to totally transform the The Horsebridge Arts Centre café space. The time and effort behind the scenes was phenomenal from driving miles to collect furniture after hours spent on eBay, comparing prices and researching kitchen equipment, recruiting staff, ensuring paperwork and permissions were in place, training, planning and organising, the list was endless. Followed by 6 weeks of total renovation 😰 To be forced to rip it all out and unpick all the hard work is not only shockingly wasteful and unjustified, it is genuinely heartbreaking 😢BUT you can help us grow roses🌹 out of the ashes, by becoming a £10 a year Revival Proud Member you can reverse Revival’s future and help it to relocate onto the High Street.Just £10 to save 10 local jobs, a community space and asset, local mental health and well being support, initiatives and partnerships and the Revival vision of an integrated, visible and innovative approach to mental health 💙To become a RPM (we love the link to our vinyl decks) go to our website for details - www.revivalkent.co.uk Julie Wassmer Julie-Anne Hofmann Tired from Whitstable Polly Scattergood The Umbrella Café Red Zebra Community Solutions Keith Brymer Jones Grain and Hearth Bakery Copperfields Of Whitstable Shop by the Sea KentOnline News BBC South East BBC Radio Kent ITV News Meridian Janet Groom ... See MoreSee Less
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    PACKING BOXES 📦😢If anyone has any spare packing boxes we could have we’d really appreciate it, we can collect.Many thanks ... See MoreSee Less
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    DO YOU HAVE £10 A YEAR FOR MENTAL HEALTH? Thank you for every like and share for our community member campaign, please don’t forget to subscribe to become a Revival Proud Member, we can’t do it without you.Just £10 a year will help us to stay central, stay functioning and stay providing and working in partnership to sustain and develop mentally health and well-being initiatives and services.Together we can do this, we really are stronger together 💙HELP REVIVAL STAY ON THE HIGH STREET 💙As you may know, Revival received a termination notice and is being forced to leave its current central location. The overwhelming response we received from the whole community made us realise how much our work, support and wellbeing café hub was valued and needed.Now we need your help. We are daring to dream! Inspired by the nearly 4000 people that signed the petition to save Revival we started to think that maybe we could stay on the High Street as a visible, viable and sustainable positive presence, if the Community were part of the solution and shared in our future. We're asking if you can donate £10 a year That's around 83p a month.Or any amount you can afford to help keep us on the High Street. All donations can made via our website www.revivalkent.co.uk where you will also find more details about becoming a Revival member. We know this is a difficult time for everyone and that's why Revival's role in the community is more important than ever - as we all grapple with loss, insecurity, change and a different post-COVID world.The Revival Café has the dual role of being a wellbeing hub and the main source of income that allows us to provide our wellbeing and mental help support and initiatives which have been even more needed during the pandemic.Now we want YOU to become part of the new Revival story. To help us create a sustainable, creative, multi-purpose wellbeing space - a safe, inclusive, family-friendly and welcoming social space for the community to meet, and develop partnerships to support the most vulnerable and isolated in mental health need.Your £10 a year will be an investment in supporting the community, protecting services and helping Revival stay on the High Street as an integral and sustainable community asset. By helping us, you are helping everyone. And we are stronger together.Thank youPlease share Julie Wassmer Keith Brymer Jones CommunityAd Whitstable Bay Radio KentOnline News East Kent Mind Social Enterprise Kent Kent Charities Group BBC South East ITV Meridian News BBC Radio Kent Julie-Anne Hofmann Delia Hazrati The Whitstable Whistler ... See MoreSee Less
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    Café Revival is supported by a Management Team and Strategic Committee which links into the Mind in Bexley Board that is bound by Charity commission and Company house regulations, Charity No. 1110130 Company No. 05393807 via David Palmer (CEO).