New Maldon Welcome Cafe
Our inspirational staff and volunteers are busy opening a new Welcome café in Maldon, at Suzie’s Gift and Tea Shop.
Welcome cafes are a safe and comforting resource for service users who wish to meet with like-minded people, to share experiences and to offer support to one another. It is expected that service users will be on their own journey of recovery from mental ill health and/or substance misuse. Kerry Page, our Service Coordinator, believes that the new Welcome café will be ‘vital’ for the community and will allow people to build a ‘routine and a sense of purpose’, whilst learning social skills and building an encouraging and caring network.
The Welcome Café for Futures in Mind will be open every Wednesday from 10am until midday, from the 13th of November, however other members of the public can visit outside of these hours. Suzies Gift and Tea shop offers a variety of creative workshops as well as delicious tea and cakes and is a growing part of the local community. We look forward to this new addition.
Image credit: Maldon Standard and Trip Advisor
Closure of Pitsea Service User Forum
We thought you should know that we no longer have a Pitsea Service User Forum as it is currently under development. We will of course let you know of the new details and location once this is finalised.
Butterflies takes place every Wednesday from 1-2.30pm at the Ormiston Centre, Colchester.
Please see out poster below.
We have a few things to update you with:
Our Central office for Futures in Mind is now changing to:
Futures in Mind
32 Moulsham Street
Please send any correspondence to this address as we are no longer located at our old Braintree office.
Secondly, our Brentwood welcome café is closed Wednesday 2nd 1.30-4pm October. It will be back to normal the following week.
Lastly, our Pitsea Boxfit is starting Tuesday 8th of October. The group will offer an introduction to cardio and warming up techniques. Call us on 01376 316126 for more information. Address is Pitsea Leisure Centre, Northlands Pavement, Pitsea Centre, Pitsea.
Please see below our sessional worker vacancy at our partner charity, Phoenix Futures.
Please see below details about our Recovery walks in conjunction with National Recovery Month. Please contact us for more information.
Please look at the link below, regarding a new vacancy with us. The deadline is 20th of September.
Please see below our Service User Forum minutes for Chelmsford and Pitsea. These meetings allow service users and volunteers to discuss and share their ideas about future and current plans for Futures in Mind, within their own locality.
Please see our peer led activities for details of when and where these meetings are held.
SU forum 5-8-19 minutes
Service Forum CHELMSFORD Minutes 14.08.19
We were very pleased and proud to be celebrating the strong sense of belonging and community that Futures in Mind provides, at our Performance Monitoring meeting, on the 7th of August, at Quaker Meeting House, Chelmsford.
The purpose of this gathering was to celebrate the achievements of our service users and volunteers, with our Commissioners. We showcased a range of videos and photographs of all the groups and activities that we provide, and many service users and volunteers attended to discuss their ideas and opinions with the Commissioners. This was essential in highlighting the impact of our activities on service users wellbeing and recovery maintenance.
Following this meeting, Lorna one of our Commissioners who is a Contract Manager at Procurement Services, Essex County Council, visited our Langdon Halls conservation site which is partnered with Essex Wildlife Trust. Lorna not only toured the area but spent time talking to individuals and the group as a whole. It was lovely to have someone showing genuine interest and giving further encouragement to our team.
We look forward to many more meetings in which we can celebrate the impact of our services.
Our PMR meeting at Chelmsford Quaker Meeting House, together with some of the photographs that were on display.
Lorna, Contract Manager for Essex County Council at Langdon Hills.