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News around the Town and District

Harlow Lunch
Bookings are now live for Harlow Holiday Lunch Clubs in half term. They offer table crafts and activities from the Red Balloon Foundation; a freshly prepared & nutritious cooked meal; and sports and games (outside where possible and weather permitting) from Changing Lives. 
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The Yoga4Health Yoga on Prescription 10-week programme at Moot Hall from Monday 7th June, 9:30 am to 11:30 am.  It supports NHS patients to gain self-care skills by learning yoga breathing, relaxation and mindfulness techniques. No prior experience is needed, and the gentle stretching and strengthening yoga postures can be done in a chair or on a yoga mat.  Contact Vicky to self refer:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Media Trust
As part of the Headlining Mental Health programme, Media Trust is running two mornings of free masterclasses during Mental Health Awareness Week to help mental health and wellbeing organisations make the most of social media.
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MoreLife is a leading provider in weight management and health services. They have supported 1000’s of individuals to lose weight and improve their lifestyles for the better. In light of the forth coming Community Wellbeing Service being commissioned by Essex County Council, they would like to speak to organisations across the public, private and VCSE sectors – of all sizes – who are keen to find out more and potentially collaborate with them on this opportunity.

Please contact Leanne Dykes, Partnerships and Engagement Manager on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call: 07933 57588

Every Mind Matters
For Mental Health Awareness week this May 10-16 Public Health England are updating their Every Mind Matters resources to help you have conversations about mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect it.
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Nature is Calling

Nature is Calling encourages people living with dementia and their supporters to:

  • Understand the health and wellbeing benefits of nature.
  • Overcome the mental and physical barriers to accessing the outdoors.
  • Offer practical guidance to build your confidence and plan your outing.

These sessions are online, and have a maximum of 10-12 people, to allow plenty of time for discussion and to ask your questions. An experienced trainer will lead the session, share research and resources, and facilitate informal discussion. 

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Community Mental Health Forum
Cindy Weaver, Operational Service Manager, West Essex Community Mental Health(EPUT) and Lois Sparkes, Manager at Mind in West Essex will be part of the panel for the West Essex Mental Health & Wellbeing Group on Microsoft Teams meeting on the 20 May 2021 from 1.30pm to 3.00pm. You will have the opportunity to ask Cindy and Lois questions relating to West Essex Mental Health Services and talk about your experiences of using these services.
If you would like to attend this meeting please email The Patient Experience Team at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
Voluntary Sector Forum
Rainbow Services would really like to know your thoughts about what you would like your future VSF meetings to include, so that we can be sure of providing what our members need. We would be so grateful if you could complete a survey, link below, which shouldn't take any more than 5 minutes of your time.  
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The Triangle Trust run two grant rounds each year – one for work supporting young carers/young adult carers and one for work supporting young offenders. Deadline: 11/05/2021
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Voice4Change England (V4CE) are pleased to announce the Windrush Community Fund. This fund is open to charities, community organisations and/or grassroots groups to bid for financial assistance from a £500,000 fund to help ensure that organisations and groups can raise awareness and support engagement among those eligible for the government’s Windrush Scheme and Windrush Compensation Scheme.
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