November 2023

Opening mental health conversations with Coffee for Molly

Coffee for Molly, a conversation-starting event held during the week of what would have been Molly Russell’s 21st birthday is well underway.

Participating coffee shops have generously agreed to host events where the main focus is to start people talking about mental health, spread the word about the Molly Rose Foundation and the sources of help available to anyone struggling.

MRF merchandise in the form of coffee mats, coffee cup sleeves and posters, flyers and motivational messages were distributed to outlets from November 23, with the initiative running until December 1.

A spokesperson for the Coffee For Molly project team said: “Molly loved making Coffee, not only for herself but for her friends. We are delighted to launch this event that combines that love of coffee with the power of just making time to sit with someone and start a conversation around mental wellbeing.  

“At the heart of the programme is the Coffee for Molly philosophy. Make time, Open a conversation, Listen, Let them talk, You’re making a difference.  MOLLY.”

Participating outlets where you can join in and open conversations are:

Medi Café, Golders Green Road
Angel Café, Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre
Camden Tea Bar, 1st Floor Camden Lock Place
Elmes Café, Long Elmes, Harrow
Forest House Café, Park Avenue Watford
Harrow College, Harrow on the Hill campus, Lowlands Road, Harrow
Harrow College, Harrow Weald campus, Brookshill, Harrow Weald
University of Roehampton  

We hope to see you there and remember that in opening these conversations, you too are making a difference.

If you’re struggling just text MRF to 85258 so you can speak to a trained volunteer from Shout, the UK’s Crisis Text Line service

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