What our regulars say: 

June 2018 -  " Well it’s a Tuesday afternoon and I’m in Renew 37 Cafe. After coming out of Hospital I was told about this place by a gentleman that I became friends with in Hospital.This Cafe is all run by volunteers within the community.The Cafe was set up for people to come together to help them with emotional and mental health issues and is designed to help improve their wellbeing.Not only can you sit down and chat to others that are experiencing these problems over a cup of tea or coffee you can get involved in so much more!.

This is the first time I have been here and I have been made welcome by so many wonderful individuals that are here today. People are getting involved in hobbies along with colouring and drawing skills and discussion groups to try and help each other. I will definitely becoming back here again for great refreshments and to meet the friendly volunteers and the people that I’ve met today. I would recommend to others that either need to talk to someone neutral about things or to simply have a drink or just to sit down in the quiet room."

"It's all about the biscuits, oh and the company's not too bad either"

"Thanks to you all it's a great place to be Xx"

"They are amazing peple and make me feel soo welcome and safe. Thank you"

" This place is brilliant, always someone to talk to and I always feel welcome xx "

From a lady that was just passing - " I've been met with such a warm welcome, friendly smiles and had a lovely chat. "

" It was so nice being at the Renew celebration event on the 10th & I found it both inspiring & encouraging! Thank you for making us feel so welcome - it was a real blessing."

We visited yesterday and just want to say thanks so much for your warm welcome, we enjoyed our short time with you."

Talking with visitors about our life stories and one comments was:  "The best day of my life so far was the day I walked in the doors at 37"  Wow! 

Comment from a new visitor - "thank you for making me feel so welcome today"

" I get some relaxation time for myself socialising with the people who care and understand. It has given me somewhere to go on a regular basis and to make new friends and meet old ones. I am allowed to be who I am. If I'm low I feel better when I have been. Life becomes a better place and it gives my carer a breather."

" We walk alone without someone to care....but now I have found friends, a new family in a new place! Thank you all! "

" There is support of it gets too much. Vicki is easy to talk to and my partner is happy to leave me knowing I will be ok. It is local to where I live, there is a friendly atmosphere. All ages are welcome and men too! It's well run and a pleasure to visit. "

" There is maturity about mental health at 37. Good to have access to occupational therapy in a relaxed setting. "

" Feels just like a cosy room in a house "

Quotes from our first year (opened Sept 2015):

One year ago we officially cut the ribbon and opened the doors - its been amazing to see so many people pop in, some just the once, others on a more regular basis. Some great friendships are being made and we've loved seeing you all. 

"Its so important to just have someone listen to you, not to 'fix' everything but to just be there"

"I've only been coming here a few months but from the first day I was made to feel very welcome"