#SomewhereOverTheRainbow – A Mental Health and Wellbeing Cake Club Event

#SomewhereOverTheRainbow is a special cake club event for people who struggle with their Mental Health and Wellbeing every day.

This will be held in the centre of Leeds on Sunday 6 July 2014 from 2-4pm

The idea of this event isn’t the same as our usual Clandestine Cake Club events… it’s to try encourage people to come along and see if tea and cake and meeting people with similar problems can help their Mental Health and wellbeing.

We’re not saying ‘no’ to existing CCC members and organisers… we know some of us have been helped by being a part of CCC, but we want to share the happiness that we get from attending cake club.

There really is something special about baking… it’s a therapeutic hobby, the weighing of ingredients and then patiently waiting for the cake to bake, I find it a good way to relax and de-stress after a busy day at work.  The good thing about this event is that if you aren’t able to bake then book yourself in with a friend who can do the baking… that way you get to come along to cake club, bring a friend or relative to support you and they’ll bring the cake!

The event has been arranged following twitter conversations with myself, Lynn Hill (founder of Clandestine Cake Club) and Vanessa Garrity (NHS Foundation Trust).  Through our twitter conversations about Mental Health and Wellbeing we have launched this event solely for people with or recovering from Mental Health problems. Myself and Vanessa are reaching out to a wider audience who we have contact with through work, not just CCC members, who feel that they will benefit from baking for and attending this event.

For some people just getting up in the morning is a real challenge mentally. For others life is a real struggle to cope every day. These are the people we are reaching out to. Hopefully we can reach out to people on twitter too so if you talk about the event please use the hashtag #SomewhereOverTheRainbow

This isn’t a charity fundraising event, we’re not linked to a charity, it’s just something special where we hope people will have a few hours of fun over Tea and Cake and generally help with their well being by baking a cake and coming along with a carer/best supportive friend, if they have one.

I’ll be taking all the bookings and will sent out email confirmations in due course. The event is at a secret location in the centre of Leeds and will be announced to the people attending about a week before the event.

If this is a success and over subscribed, we may look to do this again at a much larger venue, but we wanted to create a more intimate event in a smaller venue to start with.

Places are limited so please don’t miss out, follow the instructions on the link and book in asap.

All the details are here and if you know someone (not necessarily a CCC members) who you think would love to come along and meet like-minded people with similar Mental Health problems please send them this link and ask them to book a place.

http://clandestinecakeclub.co.uk/2014/03/27/somewhere-over-the-rainbow/

If we have bright and colourful cakes attending on the day we will definitely brighten up the venue and our day.

Hope to see you in July!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Lorna says:

    What a fabulous idea – cake and tea is sure to help some who are struggling to cope – just a change of scenery and a friendly chat can make all the difference.

    1. humbugshouse says:

      Thank you… cake is good medicine! 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on Vanessa Garrity and commented:
    Somewhere over the Rainbow is a special Clandestine Cake Club event that will be held in Leeds City Centre on July 6th, with the aim of bringing people together Clandestine Cake Club style, whilst also being an opportunity to raise awareness about mental health and the importance of the little things for improving wellbeing, like coffee, cake and chat.
    Please share this with anyone who might like to attend.

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