Peer Led Activities

Our community groups and activities are open to adults 18+ who would like to meet others on their journey of recovery from substance and alcohol addiction and/or mental ill health. We want you to feel included in friendly, safe, sociable activities and events. At the groups you can talk through any difficulties you have and socialise with people who will be empathetic and supportive.

The Volunteers who run these activities and groups are all people who have been affected by mental ill health and/or substance and alcohol addiction to provide a friendly welcome and give support to others.

Christmas hours:

All groups will run as normal 20th-34th Dec (except Butterflies 15th Dec & Colchester Welcome Cafe 16th Dec) and all groups will be closed 29th, 30th & 31st Dec (except Recovery through Nature groups). All groups will return week commencing 3rd January 2022. 

Anyone attending our groups will need to be self-referred into the service before arriving, please complete the below form.

Referral Form

 

For enquiries please email fim.enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk

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Welcome Café Clacton Welcome Cafe's (Referrals only) Salvation Army Clacton 103 Old Road Clacton CO15 1HN

Mondays 11:30am - 1:30pm
Come along to find out more about our service or just pop in for a cuppa, chat to staff and volunteers. For more information cal 01376 316126.

Please ensure you have made a self referral via our website before attending this group. 

Coffee and Chat Welcome Cafe's (Referrals only) 260 High Rd, Loughton IG10 1RB, UK

Tuesdays 10am-12pm at the Methodist Church

For more information call 01376 312126 or
fim.enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk

Please ensure you've made a self-referral into any of our groups before you attend.

Welcome Café Brightlingsea Welcome Cafe's (Referrals only) The Community Centre, Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea, CO7 0LG

Thursdays 11am-12pm.

For more information cal 01376 316126.

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

Welcome Café - Dunmow Welcome Cafe's (Referrals only) Mill Lane, Great Dunmow, Dunmow CM6 1BG, UK

Wednesdays 10am-12pm
fim.enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

Welcome Café Harwich Welcome Cafe's (Referrals only) The Park Pavilion, Barrack Lane, Harwich, CO12 3NS

Tuesdays 12pm-1pm. 

For more information call 01376 316126.

Please ensure you've made a self-referral into our service before attending any groups.

Welcome Cafe Chelmsford Welcome Cafe's (Referrals only) Rainsford Road, Chelmsford CM1 2QL, UK
Wednesday's 1pm - 3pm at Quaker Meeting House.

For more information call 01376 316126.

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

 
Welcome Cafe Braintree Welcome Cafe's (Referrals only) Tabor Centre, Courtauld Road, Braintree CM7 9BT

Mondays 1pm-3pm at the Cafe in Braintree and Boking public gardens. 

Call 01376 316126 for more information.

Please ensure you've made a self-referral before attending any of our groups. 

Welcome Cafe - Rochford / Rayleigh Welcome Cafe's (Referrals only) Saint Mark's Field, Rochford SS4 1PT, UK

Thursday's at 10-12 pm.

Come along to find out more about our service, or just pop in for a cuppa, chat to staff and volunteers.

For more information call 01376 316126.

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

Welcome Cafe Brentwood Welcome Cafe's (Referrals only) Brentwood CM14 4BP, UK

Wednesday 10am-12pm. Meet at green area outside Brentwood Library, then on to a coffee shop. 

For more information call 01376 316126.

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

Welcome Café Welcome Cafe's (Referrals only) St Andrews Church, Personage Street, Halstead, CO9 2LD

First Wednesday of the month at

10-11am enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk or talk to your coordinator if you are interested in attending. You can also call 01376 316126

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

Welcome Cafe Witham Welcome Cafe's (Referrals only) 18 Newland Street, Witham CM8 2AQ, UK

Third Thursday of the month at

10-11am

enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk or talk to your coordinator if you are interested in attending. You can also call 01376 316126

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

Welcome Space, Harlow Welcome Cafe's (Referrals only) Mind Wellbeing Centre, Bush Fair, CM18 6NZ

Wednesdays from 1-4pm.

Come along for a cuppa, peer support, chat with volunteers/staff, play pool/games, knitting/crafts. For more information call 01376 316126.

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

Welcome Space-Basildon Welcome Cafe's (Referrals only) Mountfields, Pitsea, Basildon SS13 3DH, UK

Every Tuesday, 10-12pm at Costa Coffee in Basildon Town Centre. 

Come along for a cuppa, chat with volunteers/staff, peer support and to find out about other activities and support we have to offer. 

For more information call 01376 316126.

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website before attending any of our groups. 

Maldon welcome cafe Welcome Cafe's (Referrals only) Maldon CM9 4RL, UK

Open second Thursday of the month at 10am - 11am Speak to your Coordinator for more information.

Come and join us for some delicious tea and coffee at our new Maldon Welcome cafe.

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

Welcome Cafe - Saffron Walden Welcome Cafe's (Referrals only) Audley Road, Saffron Walden CB11 3HD, UK

Tuesdays 9:30-11:30am at the Baptist Church. 

Please ensure you've made a self-referral into any of our groups before attending. You can do this via our website. 

Manningtree Welcome Cafe Welcome Cafe's (Referrals only) Colchester Road, Lawford, Manningtree CO11 1EJ, UK

Tuesdays at 10-11am, Foundary Court Community Centre. 

If you would like to attend this group please let your service coordinator know or self-refer into our service. 

Badminton - Referral only Sports Leisurezone, Second Ave, Harlow CM20 3DT

Thursdays 10.00am - 12pm
fim.enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

Boxing Clacton - Referral only Sports Bentley Road, Weeley, Clacton-on-Sea CO16 9BX, UK

Every Wednesday 10am – 11.30 am at Primal Combat Academy.

Please email fim.enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk or talk to your coordinator if your are interested in attending. You can also call 01376 316126.

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

Badminton Colchester Sports Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, CO1 1YH

Come along to our new Badminton group at Colchester Leisure World on Mondays from 12:30 - 1:30pm.

All equipment provided and abilities welcome.

Please contact your co-ordinator for more information on 01376 316126 or enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk

Ensure you have made a self referral via our website before attending this group. 

Boxfit Pitsea - Referral needed Sports Pitsea Leisure Centre, Northlands Pavement Pitsea Centre Pitsea, SS13 3DU Pitsea, Essex

Wednesday's 10:30am-12pm. The group will offer an introduction to cardio and warming up techniques.  Call us on 01376 316126 for more information.

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

Colchester Boxfit Sports Ultimate Ninja UK, 259 Greenstead Road, Colchester, C01 2SJ

Come along to our Box Fit group in Colchester, every Tuesday from 11-12pm.  This is a friendly, welcoming group for all abilities.

This group is due to launch on 14th September.

Please email fim.enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk or talk to your coordinator if you are interested in attending. You can also call 01376 316126.

Please ensure you've made a self-referral before attending any of our groups. 

Harlow Boxfit Sports Harlow CM19 4QT, UK

Thursday's 12-1pm. 

Perfect for all abilities for those who would like to become more physically fit. 

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

Crafty group Arts, Crafts & Music West Maldon Community Centre Sunbury Way Maldon Essex CM9 6YH

Last Thursday of the month 10am-11am.


Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

Art & Crafts Group Arts, Crafts & Music The Wellbeing Centre, Bushfair, CM18 6NZ

Tuesday's 2-4pm
fim.enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk
Peer volunteer staffed.

Please ensure you've made a self-referral into our service before attending any groups.

Harlow Arts & Craft Arts, Crafts & Music Harlow CM18 6NZ, UK

Every Tuesday at 2-4pm 

If you would like to attend please contact your service coordinator or self-refer into our service. 

Welcome Café Colchester - Referral needed Arts, Crafts & Music,Welcome Cafe's (Referrals only) Church Street, Colchester CO1 1NF, UK

Welcome Cafe and Arts & Crafts. 

Thursday's 1 - 2pm. 

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

Waltham Abbey Reading Group Reading Groups 37 Sun St, Waltham Abbey EN9 1EL

This group runs on Monday's fortnightly from 13th September at 10am - 11am.

Service users will be able to loan books and take part in small, intimate, group discussions.

Call us on 01376 316126 for more information.

Please ensure you have made a self referral via our website before attending this group. 

 

Harlow Reading Group Reading Groups Harlow CM18 6NZ, UK

Loose yourself into a good book. 

Every Tuesday (starting 5th October) from 9:30 - 11:30am. 

 

Service User Forum Meeting- Harlow Others The Stow, Harlow CM20 3AS, UK

Resuming on Wednesday 29th September at 2:30 - 3:30pm. Every 4-6 weeks. 

 

An opportunity to voice your opinion and put forward ideas.

Please talk to your coordinator if you are interested in attending the forum and to find out when the next one will take place, or call 01376 316126.

Butterflies with Barnardo's (Parent's Group) - Referral needed Others,Welcome Cafe's (Referrals only) The Ormiston Centre, School Road, Monkwick, Colchester, CO2 8NN

Is now running face-to-face on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 1 - 2pm

A chance to meet others and have a chat. Bring your children along for a play at the same time. You can also call 01376 316126 or 01206 578978 for more information.

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

The Harlow Allotment Outdoors Stile Croft, Harlow, UK

Thursday's from 1-3pm

Learn how to grow vegetables from seeds and to harvest. 
fim.enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

Essex Wildlife Trust Langdon- Referral only Outdoors Basildon SS16 6EB, UK

Tuesday's and Friday's at 10am - 2:30pm

Enjoy being outdoors, making new friends, building peer support, learning new skills or working on existing skills? Coppicing, building & erecting fences, digging planting and much more. Strong footwear compulsory (can be provided). Opportunity to work towards a John Muir Conservation award. This is in partnership with Essex Wildlife Trust.

Please email enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk or talk to your coordinator if you are interested in attending. Alternatively call 01376 316126.

Please ensure you've made a self-referral into our service before attending any groups.

Active Essex Project-Halstead Outdoors Stone Lakes, Halstead

Meeting at: Quaker Meeting House, 6 Church Street, Colchester CO1 1NE at 9.30am.

Activity carried out at Stone Lakes, Halstead, from 10-2pm.

Come along and participate in a rural skills training project, in which fence building and coppising are one of many skills you will gain. The course is for 10 weeks however you can start at any time.

Please talk to your coordinator if you are interested in attending or you can also call 01376 316126 for more information. Please note that this is referral only.

 

Colchester Allotment - Referral only Outdoors Colchester CO1 1NE

Allotment project 11am – 2pm, Monday's & Wednesday's.

Allotment is at the back of Leisure World, off Cowdray Avenue. Come along to grow some vegetables and flowers and to have a relaxing time outdoors.  Bring your own drinks as not provided. Suitable clothing for digging and getting dirty.

Please ensure you have made a self referral via our website before attending this group. 

Harlow Walk & Talk Outdoors School Lane, Harlow CM20 2QD, UK

Tuesdays 12-2pm 

Meeting point Memorial Gardens in Harlow Town Park. 

Please ensure you've made a self-referral into our service before attending any groups.

Waltham Abbey Walking Group Outdoors Lee Valley Park, Waltham Abbey

Fortnightly on Fridays 10am-12noon

For more information please contact your service coordinator. 

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

Chelmsford Allotment Outdoors Waterhouse Lane, Chelmsford CM1 2RY, UK

Every Tuesday 11am - 2pm at Melbourne Allotments. 

If you would like to learn how to grow vegetables and do some conservation projects this is the group for you! 

Please ensure you've made a self-referral before attending any of our groups. 

Walk & Talk Outdoors Greenstead Rd, Colchester CO1 2TE

Meet outside the Tesco on Greenstead Road. 

Come along for a relaxed walk and chat. 

Please ensure you've made a self-referral into our service before attending any groups.

South Woodham Ferrers Outdoors Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, UK

Last Wednesday of the month at 10am - 12pm 

Meet at the riverfront on Marsh Farm Road. 

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

Beth Chatto - Referral Needed Outdoors Elmstead, Colchester CO7 7DB, UK

This is a fortnightly group on Thursday's and is part of the Recovery through Nature projects. 

10:30am - 2pm. 

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

Chelmsford Walking Group Outdoors Chelmsford CM2 0RW, UK

Friday's at 11am meeting at Central Park, Chelmsford. 

Central Park on the double bench in-between the Skate Park and the Lake.

For more information please contact your service coordinator. 

Please ensure you've made a self-referral via our website into the service before attending any groups.

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