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 mental ill health and/or substance/alcohol misuse. We want you to feel included in friendly, 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/alcohol misuse and provide a friendly welcome and give support to others.

Activity Time Location Address Contact Notes
Monday Foodcycle 12-2pm Clacton Trinity Church, Pier Avenue, Clacton 01206 764600 Staffed
Monday The Harlow Allotment 12-2pm Harlow Meet at: The Wellbeing Centre, Bushfair, CM18 6NZ martin.baker@futuresinmind.org.uk Peer volunteer staffed
Monday Welcome Café 2-4pm Clacton Salvation Army Café, 103 Old Road, Clacton on Sea, CO15 1HN 01206 764600 Staffed
Monday Pool and chat 2-4pm Harlow The Wellbeing Centre, Bushfair, CM18 6NZ martin.baker@futuresinmind.org.uk Peer volunteer staffed
First Tuesday of the month Walk and Talk 10am Harwich Meet at: Churchill Court, Parkeston rd. Walk along river to Castle Park and back 01206 764600 Staffed
First Tuesday of the month Walk and Talk 2pm Colchester Meet at: Hythe Tesco car park. Walk along river to Castle Park and back 01206 764600 Staffed
Tuesday – second Tuesday of each month Carer’s Support group 2-4pm Harlow The Wellbeing Centre, Bushfair, CM18 6NZ martin.baker@futuresinmind.org.uk Peer volunteer staffed
Tuesday Peer Reading Group 10am-12pm Harlow The Wellbeing Centre, Bushfair, CM18 6NZ martin.baker@futuresinmind.org.uk Peer volunteer staffed
Tuesday Brunch with friends 95p 10am-12pm Saffron Walden Saffron Walden Baptist Church, Saffron Walden martin.baker@futuresinmind.org.uk Peer volunteer staffed
Tuesday Coffee and Chat 10am-12pm Loughton Loughton Methodist Church, Loughton martin.baker@futuresinmind.org.uk Peer volunteer staffed
Tuesday Allotment project 10am-1pm Clacton Clacton enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk Peer volunteer staffed
Tuesday Welcome Café 11am-2.30pm Brightlingsea The Community Centre, Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea, CO7 0LG 01206 764600 Staffed
Tuesday Guitar Group 2-4pm Wickford Wickford Community Centre enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk Referral only – limited places
Tuesday Music, art and craft 2-4pm Harlow The Wellbeing Centre, Bushfair, CM18 6NZ martin.baker@futuresinmind.org.uk Peer volunteer staffed
Wednesday Arts and crafts 10am-12pm Dunmow United Reform Church (soon to be UCH) martin.baker@futuresinmind.org.uk Peer volunteer staffed
Wednesday Fitness project 10.30am-12pm Colchester Adrenalyze Leisure, Colchest enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk Peer volunteer staffed
Wednesday Discuss the day’s papers 1-4pm Harlow The Wellbeing Centre, Bushfair, CM18 6NZ martin.baker@futuresinmind.org.uk Peer volunteer staffed
Wednesday Peer Support Gym Group 3-4.15pm Saffron Walden Lord Butler Leisure centre, Saffron Walden martin.baker@futuresinmind.org.uk Peer volunteer staffed
Thursday – last of the month Crafty group 10am-12pm Maldon West Maldon Community Centre
Sunbury Way
Maldon Essex
CM9 6YH
01206 764600 Staffed
Alternate Women’s group 11am-12.30pm Saffron Walden Temeraire Saffron Walden martin.baker@futuresinmind.org.uk Peer volunteer staffed
Thursday Badminton 10.30am-12.30pm Harlow Leisurezone, Harlow martin.baker@futuresinmind.org.uk Peer volunteer staffed
Thursday Coffee and Chat 10.30am-12.30pm Waltham Abbey Sun Street Café martin.baker@futuresinmind.org.uk Peer volunteer staffed
Thursday Welcome Café 11am-12pm Manningtree The Crown, 51-53 High Street, Manngingtree, CO11 1AH 01206 764600 Staffed
Thursday Welcome Café 12.30-2pm Harwich The Park Pavilion, Barrack Lane, Harwich, CO12 3NS 01206 764600 Staffed
Thursday Peer Reading Group 2-4pm Loughton Loughton Methodist Church, Loughton martin.baker@futuresinmind.org.uk Peer volunteer staffed
First Friday of the month Walk and Talk 10am Calcton Clacton Pier – Holland on Sea or Jaywick and back 01206 764600 Staffed
Friday Wildlife Trust 10-2.30pm Langdon Langdon Nature Reserve enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk Referral only – limited places
Friday Fellowship meetings, 2nd hand clothes store, arts and crafts(Recovery Café) 10am-4.30pm Chelmsford Quaker Meeting House, Chelmsford, CM1 2QL enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk Peer volunteer staffed
Friday Boxing project 10.30am-12pm Colchester Adrenalyze Leisure, Colchest enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk Peer volunteer staffed
Friday Knit and natter 12-2pm Harlow The Wellbeing Centre, Bushfair, CM18 6NZ martin.baker@futuresinmind.org.uk Peer volunteer staffed
Friday Welcome Café and art 1.30-3.30pm Colchester Friends Meeting House, 6 Church Street, Colchester, CO1 1NF 01206 764600 Staffed
Saturday Craft and social group 11am-1pm Harlow The Wellbeing Centre, Bushfair, CM18 6NZ martin.baker@futuresinmind.org.uk Peer volunteer staffed