The Chatty Bus, an initiative to combat loneliness and isolation, is returning to road.

The bus will return across Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex on May 15 for the first time since 2020.

Speaking on the initiative, Davina Langley, head of commercial and marketing at Go East Anglia said: "We are delighted bring Chatty Bus back on the road and to collaborate with our partners at Mind.

"Taking the event across the entire breadth of our bus network in one day will enable us to reach many more passengers and to promote conversation to support mental health."

The chatty bus will be run by Go East Anglia in collaboration with Mind mental health charities across the three counties.

Bus passengers can expect Chatty Bus Champions on board to strike up conversations promoting the positive impact that social contact has on mental health.

Pete Boczko, CEO of Norfolk and Waveney Mind, said: "Loneliness and isolation are the root of so many mental health difficulties, especially in rural areas.

"The Chatty Bus is a brilliant way of helping people make connections with strangers who can become new friends."

The travelling Chatty Bus will be running between 10am and 3pm and you can find the routes on