Make, Do and Mend

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Make, Do and Mend run a range of free, creative socials for anyone in Cambridge living with mental distress. Topics include gardening, arts and crafts, creative writing and French conversation. You can meet new people and learn new skills in a supportive environment.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • It’s a great way of meeting people, socialising and forming connections;
  • Attending socials can give structure to your week;
  • You can tap into your creativity and learn new skills.

What to expect?

Make, Do and Mend run weekly socials that are open to anyone experiencing mental health constraints. You don’t need a referral to attend. There are a mixture of online and in-person socials. Visit the Make Do and Mend Facebook page to see the latest events calendar.

All the socials are drop in and free. There is no need to book. To find out more about the socials email [email protected].

One of the weekly socials is volunteering at the group’s allotment in Abbey. You can join other friendly volunteers and take part in some light gardening activities, growing and harvesting fruit, vegetables and flowers in this peaceful environment. You will be able to take home some of the produce that you grow.

More information

Make, Do and Mend was founded in 2010 in Cambridge by a small group of people with personal and familial experience of mental ill-health. They wanted to break down the social isolation and stigma that people can experience when they are unwell. The offer opportunities for people to take an active part in their community in order to increase their self-esteem, confidence and well-being.

All of the activities are free to attend.



How to contact

Where to go

Whitehill Allotments
Elfleda Rd

Castle Street Methodist Church

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