Revival Cafe and Wellbeing is our social enterprise set up in Bexleyheath in 2014 and Whitstable in 2016. It is an innovative model combining food, community, support and information under one roof as a cafe and wellbeing community hub in accessible central/High Street locations. These informal multi-use hubs challenge traditional notions of Mental Health spaces as clinical and often only available in specific health service locations. Revival is open, accessible and focused on both informal and focused support, wellbeing initiatives, awareness raising campaigns, community space and workshops and training.
Our Whitstable location was unfortunately evicted during lockdown from within the Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre and has been functioning on satellite sites for its support work. We are delighted that a new premises has been obtained and is due to open late summer 2022 at 58 High Street Whitstable. There are considerable renovation works needed and a crowdfunder has been launched, details can be found on our website www.revivalkent.co.uk. Our mental health and wellbeing peer support (MenTalk, Women’s Wellness and Walking for Wellbeing) and mentoring service are remaining the same for the time being.
Our Bexleyheath branch has diversified to respond to COVID and subsequent hardship and is running as a Community Pantry. Please see our social media platforms for updates.