ALL EVENTS LISTED IN OUR APRIL AND MAY CALENDAR ARE NOW POSITIVE, ONLINE VIRTUAL EVENTS.
If you are holding date specific online events that can help individuals during these challenging times, you are welcome to add these events to the calendar (using the green button below) providing you are a charity or community group and/or the events are free to access.
Please note: The events in Essex featured are all third party events: Healthy Life Essex is not normally directly involved in organising or running any of these events. As events may be cancelled or details changed without us being informed, please always clarify details with the organiser/contact listed. Healthy Life Essex cannot accept responsibility for incorrect information shown on our events listings.
Directory advertisers can add their own ad hoc events free of charge as can most charities. Other events may incur a cost. The directors reserve the right not to accept entries or to make a small charge.
Our monthly WellbeingMatters monthly peer group meetings are incredibly important for supporting those who have mental health issues and are/or not functioning in the workplace. Also, for those who are looking to return to work.
Our meetings provide a welcoming, informal, safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment for like-minded people to share and listen to each other’s experiences. We encourage those who find it daunting to attend on their own for the first time, to bring along someone from within their support network whoever they might be, manager, colleague, relative, friend, support worker, acquaintance and so forth. It is also an opportunity for those who provide support to gain a better understanding of what it is like to live with a mental illness.
Talking about mental illness is hugely important in breaking down the shame and stigmas associated with it. Without the right peer support networks in place, employees can become at risk of their mental health affecting their ability to work, and employers risk losing valuable, experienced staff.
See attached flyer.