First anniversary celebration for Revival Food and Mood in Whitstable

Ribbon cutting photo from the launch of Revival Food and Mood in Apirl 2023

The official opening of Revival Food and Mood on Thursday 27 April 2023

Revival Food and Mood is celebrating its first anniversary of being a highly-regarded café and wellness hub on Whitstable High Street.

Since its opening, Revival Food and Mood has been much more than just a cafe to buy a coffee and cake, it has been a guiding light on the High Street for people seeking solace, support and sustenance. The cafe’s menu is carefully crafted to provide customers with food and drinks that are not only vegetarian but also healthy and ethical.

What sets Revival Food and Mood apart from its contemporaries is its unique focus on mental health and wellbeing. The café offers a broad range of resources and activities designed to support the local community – whether that be via support groups or through learning new skills. Revival provides a space for individuals to improve their mental health in relaxing and comfortable surroundings.

During the first year, the café has helped over 2,200 people and run 364 groups – and has supported 186 people a month. Staggering figures for a new enterprise.

Executive Director Deborah Haylett said: “We are extremely proud of what we have achieved at Revival in the year since we opened, we have groups and initiatives running six days a week including creative groups, peer support, a walking group and initiatives that provide opportunities for connection and support.”

Revival Food and Mood has also launched a Mental Health Bank – which is aimed at providing a range of free resources that the local community can access. The Mental Health Bank harnesses the goodwill of experienced and qualified practitioners who are willing to gift their time for a few hours each month to offer their professional services to support community mental wellbeing. Revival will then host these sessions every week, providing open access to approaches that may otherwise be prohibitive. The skills on offer are incredibly wide ranging, spanning nutritional therapy, compassion therapy, yoga, Pilates, Bowen therapy, hypnotherapy, reflexology and much more.

Deborah Haylett continued: “We are particularly proud to have launched the Mental Health Bank, an innovative approach to non-clinical community mental health support working with local practitioners to provide four free therapeutic sessions every week – including anxiety coaching, nutritional therapy, yoga for sleep, reiki, therapeutic art, sound healing and so much more.

“We have faced many challenges, and no doubt will face more with the impacts of the cost-of-living crisis, but we know we are stronger together as a community and will continue to build strength and resilience.”

You can find Revival Food and Mood at 58 High St, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1BB

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