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RIPPLE: A research project about mental health and well-being in Mundesley and Walcott/Ostend 

Improving Climate Psychological Preparedness for Coastal Communities

Mental ill health is a serious issue in coastal communities. These communities experience disproportionate climate-related risks such as flooding and erosion. This can lead to worsening health inequalities.

RIPPLE aims to improve how coastal communities prepare for climate-related psychological impacts. We will do this by working with local partners and residents.

The project focuses on two main objectives:

  • Understanding the long-term mental health issues these communities face
  • Creating strategies to prevent them

RIPPLE aims to boost the psychological wellbeing and preparedness of coastal communities. This will help communities handle climate-related challenges better and become more resilient.

How can I get involved in this research?

We are inviting residents in Mundesley and Walcott/Ostend civil parishes to take part by:

The last day to complete the survey or the expression of interest form is Sunday 7 July 2024. If we select you for the discussion-based interviews, we will contact you after this date to book the interview. We expect interviews to take place before the end of July.

 If you or someone in the study area prefers a paper survey or form, you can collect one from:

  • Mundesley Library
  • Walcott Stores/Post office
  • Mobile library on 18 June calling at:
    • Walcott coastline village 11.55am-12:10pm
    • Walcott village hall 12.15pm-12.30pm

 We will provide freepost envelopes.

What community engagement will be taking place?

 North Norfolk Community Connectors will be at the following events. They can help with the survey or the Expression of Interest form. Come to one of these events if you need more help:

  • Mundesley Community Larder at the All Saints Community Rooms (Cromer Road, Mundesley). From 9am-12noon on Friday 14 June and Friday 21 June.
  • Little Fishes toddler group at Mundesley Free Church (High Street, Mundesley). From 10am-12noon on Thursday 20 June, Thursday 27 June, and Thursday 4 July.
  • Lunch Club at Mundesley Free Church (High Street, Mundesley). From 12noon to 2pm on Wednesday 19 June
  • Mundesley Together toddler group at the All Saints Community Rooms (Cromer Road, Mundesley). From 9.30-11.30am on Tuesday 18 June and Tuesday 25 June 
  • Mundesley Community Larder Lunch Club at the All Saints Community Rooms (Cromer Road, Mundesley). From 12-2pm on Thursday 20 June.

 Are there incentives for participating?

Both of these research activities offer incentives for participation.

 Completion of the survey enables participants to enter into a prize draw to win one of three £50 vouchers.

All participants will be offered a voucher up to the value of £20 if they:

  • Complete the discussion-based interview
  • Consent to being contacted after the interview about the voucher

 Participants can choose one of the following:  

  • Local vouchers (such as a meal at a local pub)
  • Online retail vouchers 
  • High street vouchers

Do you have further questions?

 Email  if you have any questions or would like more information. Read the RIPPLE privacy notice to find out how we use your personal information.

Or call our North Norfolk Community Connectors team on 01263 516243.

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