Connecting for mental wellbeing

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Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life. They are: connect, be active, … Continued

In memory of Charlie Watkins

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The suicide of a young local man, Charlie Watkins, has recently hit the national headlines following the airing of his appearance on ITV’s dating show, Take Me Out. Charlie’s family chose to set-up an online fundraising page in his memory to … Continued

Mental Health Awareness Week, May 2017

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Monday 8th to Sunday 14th May: Mental Health Awareness Week May sees the return of the annual Mental Health Awareness Week, the brainchild of the Mental Health Foundation. This year’s theme is ‘surviving or thriving?’ with good mental health being … Continued

Putting those running legs to good use

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Sunday 12th March saw an early start for thousands of runners taking part in the Griffin Chapman Colchester Half Marathon starting at Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium. Myself and Jenny arrived bright and early at the stadium wrapped up from … Continued

We need you!

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At Mid and North Essex Mind, we’re only a small fundraising team working hard to support those who are raising money for us and we are looking for fundraising volunteers to help! People volunteer for a wide range of reasons; here … Continued

Fabulous funding for iPads!

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We’re delighted to tell everyone we’ve managed to secure two pieces of grant funding to pay for iPads for therapeutic use in our Children and Young People’s service. Fowler Smith and Jones and Colchester Catalyst both awarded us funding following successful … Continued

It’s important for everyone to talk

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This week Holly Smart, Marketing and Fundraising Manager from Mid and North Essex Mind, talks about the shocking statistics in suicide rates in men in the UK and how talking can make such a difference. Did you know that nearly … Continued

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