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WHAT IS RENEW WELLBEING?

Renew Wellbeing is the name of the overarching organisation that is helping churches around the country to replicate the Renew Wellbeing café concept.

Renew cafés offer simple quiet shared space where it is OK to not be OK. It is a safe space where people with emotional or mental health difficulties are welcomed, with an aim to reduce loneliness and isolation. Visitors can be assured of a warm welcome ad someone to listen. Attendees have the opportunity to take part in hobbies and activities, guided by the 5 ways to wellbeing, enjoy the café space and the attached quiet room or prayer space. Renew Wellbeing Cafes are open to those of no faith or any faith, any gender, any ethnicity. There is no obligation to join in with the prayer activities.

Based around the 5 Ways to Wellbeing Renew spaces work on three simple principles: Being Present, Being in Partnership and Being Prayerful.

WHERE CAN I FIND RENEW169?

Renew169 Wellbeing Café opens on a Monday and Tuesday from 10am to 3pm (see 'Events' tab for current opening times/venues).

We are located at 169 Watling St, Towcester, Northants, NN12 6BX:

WHAT DOES RENEW169 WELLBEING IN TOWCESTER DO?

Being Present

Renew169 has been established through Churches Together in Towcester.  Renew169 Hosts (volunteers) are from both the churches and local community. We are open to those of any faith and those with no faith. Being present for those attending with co-production as a basis for activities, respecting people and recognising the gifts that everyone has to offer.

Being in Partnership

Being in Partnership with mental health and other professionals. Renew169 works with the Renew Wellbeing team and in collaboration with mental health providers in the community and from statutory services.

Being Prayerful

Offering an adjacent quiet space to pray alongside anyone who wants to attend a short session within the opening hours.

HOW CAN I STAY IN TOUCH IF I STILL CAN'T GET OUT?

Please use our contact form to tell us if you'd like support....


Usual face to face Sessions are:
Mondays and Tuesdays 10-3pm 

We are hoping to expand to be present on a Wednesday too, please let us know if you'd like to come along or could help out by volunteering on this day.

 
 

TESTIMONIES

"A lovely place to spend some time. Very welcoming but not overwhelming. I felt better when I left than I did when I walked in. Thank you for being there."

"The café was a place where I could take my blind and hard of hearing mother and people would make the effort to talk to her, giving me a little time off in a social space. This inspired me to volunteer as I understand the emotional toll of being a carer, and feel a sympathy with others struggling with their mental health. For me the café is a safe community space where I feel a sense of belonging and I can relax in a supportive group. All backed by the transformative power of prayer."

"A very welcoming group of people in a warm and friendly environment. Activities to do, people to talk to (or not depending on how you feel) and a very safe space. An absolutely wonderful thing to have access to."

CONTACT US

renew169

169 Watling Street

Towcester

Northamptonshire

England

NN12 6BX

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Email: ​info@renew169.org.uk

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