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31 May 2019

Kindness Cafe at Lemur Landings

Get a cup of kindness at Lemur Landings on Saturday 1st June 2019.

On Saturday 1st June Lemur Landings are delighted to be working with the National Citizenship Service (NCS) in support of their action day raising awareness about mental health issues in collaboration with local mental health charity, Dorset Mind.  The day hopes to highlight the importance of taking the time to talk to people about mental health and understanding where support can be found in Dorset from relevant organisations.

The ‘Kindness Café’ is about taking a minute, perhaps over a cuppa, to check in with people to make sure they really are doing ok and that a little bit of care shown can sometimes make all the difference. 

Group Marketing Manager and Co-owner of Lemur Landings, Jackie Richmond, says: “We are very pleased to be able to support this initiative of the NCS youth board, unfortunately, mental health issues in young people seem to be all too frequent and it is important that people feel able to talk about such things and know where to get help for themselves or a friend.  We loved the idea of a kindness café and that just stopping for a cuppa with someone could be the little bit of help they need to get through a difficult day or to encourage them to seek further help.  As well as being a fantastic cause it has really allowed us to understand more about NCS and what it does and the value that it has in the community and for the young people themselves. I have had the pleasure of meeting some of them already and they are a great bunch.”

Carl Knight, NCS Graduates Manager for Dorset says: “We were so pleased to see so many NCS graduates coming back to help make Action Day a success in Dorset. The passion and drive that young people have to make a difference has been inspiring to see, and I’m proud that so many of our graduates have selflessly given up their time to engage with issues in their local area.

“Social action is a core pillar of NCS, and it’s great to see so many young people continuing to have a positive impact on the world around them after completing the programme. The goal from the start of ‘I Mind UK’ was to break the stigma surrounding mental health and raise awareness of the provision and support that is on offer in the Dorset area. With the guidance of Dorset Mind and support from Bournemouth University, I feel this goal has already been achieved, however there is much work to be done as these young people will tell you.”

Normal admissions apply to Lemur Landings on Saturday, but Lemur Landings will be donating 50p from every hot drink purchased on 1st June in the soft play centre to Dorset Mind.

Also on Tower Park, join us from 12-5pm as we have fairground rides, an amazing climbing wall and facepainting all on the square outside Buzz Bingo.