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Revival/MIND creative wellbeing café hub

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Revival/MIND creative wellbeing café hub

Revival/MIND creative wellbeing café hub

Revival, Mind in Bexley and East Kent By Revival, Mind in Bexley and East Kent

We will transform the 58 High Street premise into a MIND creative wellbeing Revival café hub. Incorporating food, community, creative space and mental health and wellbeing support and initiatives.

Whitstable Delivery stage

pledged of £30,379

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

We are currently in the process of purchasing the new premises where this project will be delivered. We are also awaiting the outcome of a planning application for these works. We expect both of these issues to be resolved in the coming weeks and no funds raised in this campaign will be transferred until Spacehive has seen confirmation that this is complete. We will renovate a central premise to create a MIND multi-use community creative wellbeing space for a café hub with accessible toilet, training/art/workshop room, outside/indoor garden, music area, calm/water area and dining/social space and an area for facilitated self- help/peer support & mentoring. We are raising funds for phase 1: Getting up & running with electrical, plumbing, floor and plastering works throughout. This includes creating an open plan kitchen area providing a birdseye view of our ingredients/cooking processes and front of house counter/coffee area, with floor to ceiling repaired and redecorated.

What we'll deliver:

  • Renovated multi-use space with café kitchen and dining space
  • New flooring and structures for open plan kitchen
  • Plumbing and electrics for café, kitchen and front of house space
  • New Flooring for all non-staff internal space
  • Street front renovated with broken glass replaced and new paint and signage
  • Plastering, tiling and redecoration floor to ceiling
  • Internal works to create indoor plant/garden and calm area/water feature
  • Internal building works to create Front of House section and counter area.

Why it's a great idea:

Mental health spaces have traditionally been hidden or clinical, Revival is different, dynamic & unique, a welcoming inclusive space, a central hub of local mental health information/support for residents. The MIND hub will support wellbeing initiatives and our partnerships delivering food/support to local residents in mental health need. The café works in partnership with local support networks using current/developing referral pathways and provides local employment/volunteer opportunities and support to those having suffered, currently suffering or caring for those suffering with mild to moderate mental health issues and are at a sufficient stage in their recovery to be able to engage, support others and return or maintain employment. The café will support local suppliers to provide nutritious/healthy dishes at affordable prices and a pay-it-forward scheme for those in need. Covid has increased mental health challenges and Revival's approach and support is more needed than ever.

Steps to get it done:

  • Securing the contractor to carry out the work
  • Purchasing the materials to create the kitchen area
  • Completing the plumbing and electrical work
  • Completing the flooring and ceiling
  • Completing the kitchen to allow first stage trading

Revival is a social enterprise by Mind in Bexley & East Kent and has been running as a successful wellbeing café hub in Whitstable. It was forced to leave its current location and has the support of the local community, council and MP to relocate centrally to protect its vital services. Income from the café is the main source of funding for the mental health support and initiatives. Revival also runs community campaigns and has supported local school children in a wellbeing art project and local residents on a mindful photography course and slow stitch project. The new creative wellbeing hub would provide opportunities to develop our wellbeing support with creative partnerships incorporating music, art, mindfulness, meditation, nutrition and music. Music is medicine for the mind and our vinyl decks provide opportunities for incorporating it into our wellbeing work.

Location Whitstable

About the space

Whitstable High Street central premises


Canterbury City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £30,378

Building works/materials and labour - £26,400 (87%)
5% Contingency - £1,320 (4%)
Other - £2,658 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Building works/materials and labour
5% Contingency
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Building works for removal of outside storage, moving fire stairs and creation of outdoor space with retractable cover and doors leading out from internal space.
  • Building works for disabled toilet and creation of workshop/training/group and storage/office space
  • Replacement ceiling with soundproofing insulation and ventilation/extraction for the kitchen

Total £30,378

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