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Frazzled Cafe is a mental health charity set up in 2017. Created by comedian Ruby Wax OBE, our free online and face-to-face meetings provide a place for people who are feeling overwhelmed by the stresses of everyday life to talk and share their stories. People of every age and circumstance now attend Frazzled Cafe meetings every single day. Click here for the website:

And this is the link which will tell you all about the online meetings:

Starting on the 7th November, our experienced Facilitator Paul will be hosting a new face-to-face meeting every Tuesday evening at the Netherton Park Neighbourhood Centre for people within the Merseyside area, after the successful launch of a similar meeting on Tuesday mornings. We believe this new session will be an invaluable free resource for the community, offering a safe and supportive environment for individuals who may be struggling with their mental well-being.

Please spread the word!


Pro Torkington-Book Launch Event "Fleeing Apartheid, Landing in Liverpool"

Tue Nov 07 2023 at 06:00 pm to 07:30 pm

Central Library, William Brown Street

Meet Professor Protasia Torkington as she launches her latest book "Fleeing Apartheid- Landing in Liverpool, My Story" at Liverpool Central Library.

Not just a personal memoir, but an eye opening story of survival and determination written with humour and warmth. As a gifted black woman in post apartheid South Africa, Pro trained as a nurse and her stories of nursing and midwifery give a fascinating insight into her life before she married into the Torkington family and moved to Liverpool.

About the author:

Pro returned to her education after her arrival in Liverpool, completing her PhD. She was eventually appointed as Community Dean at Liverpool Hope University, where she held the post of Professor of Sociology and established the Black Science Summer School.Whilst visiting her family in South Africa, Pro researched the healthcare provision within the Nodalene community and found it to be sadly lacking in some areas of provision. With the help of friends and organisations within South Africa and the UK, Pro established the Thhembalesizwe Community Health Clinic and established many initiatives to reduce poverty, malnutrition and death rates within the community.Pro is the author of five books including "The Racial Politics of Health: a Liverpool Profile" and "Language is Power" has edited a further two books.



Relax on Rimrose! Art & Relaxation Walk

Sat Nov 11 2023 at 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Rimrose Valley Country Park - St Mary's Road/Brook Vale Entrance, St Mary's Road, Liverpool


Join local artist, Emma Coyne, as she leads a FREE Art & Relaxation class in the beautiful surroundings of Rimrose Valley.

'Relax on Rimrose' is a series of events aimed at improving the mental health of those living in South Sefton.

This is a really exciting opportunity to enjoy FREE sketching and watercolour class in the glorious setting of Rimrose Valley, funded by Living Well Sefton's Community Resilience Fund.

This session is being led by local artist, Emma Coyne, and will last 2 hours, meeting at the St Mary's / Brook Vale entrance. It will include a short walk and sketch on Rimrose, before heading to St Mary's Church Annex, 32 Brooklands Ave, for a watercolour session.

Please bring a foldup chair or picnic blanket to sit on, if you need this. All art materials will be supplied. Please also bring your own drinking water, and possibly waterproofs!

If it is raining on the day, please head directly to St Mary's Church Annex, 32 Brooklands Ave, L22 3XZ.

This session is limited to 10 people, so please book your ticket ASAP to avoid disappointment. Bookings are limited to a max of 2 tickets per person so as many people as possible can take part.

Even though these sessions are free to attend, there is obviously a cost to put them on. If you are no longer able to make it, please cancel your place(s) to allow others to attend.

*Please come on foot, bike or public transport wherever possible. If you have to come by car, parking is limited at this entrance which is in a residential area, so please park respectfully*



ManAlive: Improve your health with our GP teams and Community Partners

Wednesday 15th November From 4.30pm

ManAlive: Improve your health with our GP teams and Community Partners.

This event is for 40+ men living in Childwall and Wavertree - ask questions, book health appointments and find other support organisations. About this Event As a group of GP surgeries, we want to support local men like you to live the healthiest life you can. Whether you want to find out more about common health issues, access regular checkups and screenings or even meet others with similar health goals. Our ManAlive programme is focused on 40+ men living in Childwall and Wavertree and gives you the opportunity to ask questions, book appointments and find other organisations offering specialist support. Whatever you need from us, our own healthcare teams, or our partner organisations. we’re giving you a time and a place to make some fresh connections and give you a fresh start on your own health.

  • Get to know our healthcare teams.

  • Find out about local services and support.

  • Book those overdue appointments and screenings.

  • Hear from inspiring speakers including experts on the prostate, heart health and mental health (including special guest speaker Jake Mills, Founder of 'Chase the Stigma')

Can't make it for 4.30pm? Don't worry you can arrive anytime between then and the event close at 7.30pm.

Book here:


Kathleen Glasgow in conversation with Josh Silver

Wed Nov 15 2023 at 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Waterstones, 12 College Lane, Liverpool

We’re incredibly excited to be joined by Kathleen Glasgow, bestselling author of TikTok sensation Girl in Pieces, on her first UK tour! Kathleen will be in conversation with Josh Silver (author of Happy Head) discussing mental health issues and coming-of-age themes in their novels.

Ticket options (booking fees incl.)

£5 general admission

£3 Waterstones Plus cardholder


Homotopia presents: The Chosen Haram

Thursday 16th November 2023

Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool

7:00pm til 10:00pm

This unique take on circus, performed on two Chinese Poles, is emotionally candid with moments of humour and joy.


More opportunities coming soon!

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