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What is ‘Breathe in the Brecks’ all about?
This page is all about health and well-being in the Brecks. Being outdoors in the fresh air and near to nature is known to be incredibly beneficial for mental and physical well-being.
The Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers Landscape Partnership is keen to explore all the opportunities provided by the scheme and it partners to support, enable and encourage people to learn about, and engage with nature, the landscape and its history in new ways, and with like-minded people.

Lakenheath Fen on the Brecks’ Fen Edge (Credit Nick Ford)


Nearly all BFER projects have elements that supports well-being in some way. Whether it’s public events and guided walks in the wonderful Brecks landscape, the projects to undertake archaeological, historical or nature focussed research activities, learn new heritage craft and conservation skills or other mentally stimulating activities with like-minded people, or get stuck in to active projects like practical river restoration, surveying and habitat management. Even volunteering to litter pick is not only great for your mental health (the satisfaction is enormous), and it gets you out in the landscape walking a bit as well!

Why not check out just some the projects that will get you meeting new people, learning new things and getting active out and about in the beautiful Brecks:

For a full project lists click on the Our Projects Page

(* This project will focus on delivering a wide range of fun and engaging health related activities for all ages and interests, with links to specialist partners in Public Health provision).



OS Brecks (Outdoor Swimming)

Inspired to Change – Thetford
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Mindful Training Poster

Mind Norfolk and Waveney are recruiting Mental Health Champions from small businesses and community organisations to help support Breckland Towns and Villages to become more ‘mindfully’ connected places.

For more information and how to apply click here: Mental Health – Breckland Council


Other Links

Health services in Suffolk
Click here to see Suffolk County Council’s Health Services in Suffolk information page:

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Providing mental health services in Suffolk.

Click here for more information

NHS – 5 steps to Mental Wellbeing.
Click here for more information

NHS Wellbeing Service
Wellbeing is important to us all. We want to feel good about ourselves, to get the most out of our lives and feel connected to other people. ‘Wellbeing’ means feeling more than just happy and confident, it means feeling able to cope when things get tough in our lives or when our physical health suffers.

Wellbeing Suffolk provide a range of support for people with common mental health and emotional issues, such as low mood, depression, or stress. They work with you to help you make the necessary changes to improve your wellbeing and quality of life. The services are free and are available for people of all ages.

For more information click here


Free training courses:

Social Care During COVID-19: Coping with Self-Isolation and Social Distancing

Explore and learn to manage the impact of self-isolation and social distancing on yourself and vulnerable social groups.


Anxiety in Children and Young People during COVID-19

Learn about anxiety and discover helpful strategies to support young people struggling with anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.


COVID-19: Psychological Impact, Wellbeing and Mental Health

Explore the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on wellbeing and mental health at an individual, group and societal level.


Charles Burrel Centre, Thetford
Running a variety of activities


 Just One Number.

The single point of access for all Norfolk Healthy Child Programme services – 0300 300 0123


The National Lottery Heritage Fund – supporting the Brecks Fen Edge & Rivers Landscape Partnership scheme