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

Today is world mental health day

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Today is World Mental Health Day, an annual initiative from the World Federation for Mental Health, first celebrated in 1992. Here at Mid and North Essex Mind we’re using the day to launch a campaign encouraging people to communicate more … Continued

We’ve changed our name!

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A big hello from Mid and North Essex Mind, your local mental health charity. You might’ve once known us as either ‘Colchester Mind’ or ‘Mid Essex Mind’. At the beginning of this year, Colchester Mind acquired the charity Mid Essex … Continued

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