We recognise that how we connect has changed, we have all had to adapt and find new ways of staying in touch. The 5 ways to wellbeing includes Connect, so it is important we continue to find ways to look after our wellbeing.
We have put together a timetable of online support groups that cover a range of topics and some more general groups. Click on the group heading to get the time and dates for each meet up.
Joining an online group can be daunting, maybe even a little intimidating, but you will always have at least 1 member of staff present. There are instructions below on how to set up your free account.
These sessions are free, please contact us on 01371 876641 or via email at [email protected] if you have any questions. If you would like to book a place in one of the groups please complete the Register for Groups button on the left hand side.
N.B. groups are subject to change
Bereavement Support Groups
Dates: Friday 16th February – 22nd March, 9.30am
Bereavement, particularly at a time where we are unable to say goodbye in the traditional way can be challenging. Together you will discuss the impact and look at ways to manage as you face this difficult time.
The sessions will be weekly for approximately 1 hour and will initially be for a 6 week period. The groups have a maximum of 8 participants and will have 2 staff from Mind in West Essex facilitating the groups.
Men's Peer to Peer Meet Ups
Men’s Peer to Peer Meet up:
Alternate Mondays 19:00-20:00
The sessions will be weekly for approximately 1 hour and is an opportunity for men to come together and support each other and connect. There is 1 staff member from Mind in West Essex facilitating and founder/volunteer Dan.
Stress and Anxiety Groups
Stress/Anxiety Support Groups:
NEW Dates coming soon – February 2024
Anxiety is a natural, normal response to a situation in which we feel threatened. If you feel it is having an impact on you day to day these sessions may benefit you. It is important to note that this is not group therapy rather peer to peer support that can be therapeutic in nature.
The sessions will be weekly for approximately 1 hour and will initially be for a 4 week period. The sessions will focus on:
1. Understanding Anxiety
2. Anxiety and sleep
3. Different types of anxiety
4. How to manage to anxiety
Stress/Anxiety Social Groups:
The sessions will be weekly for approximately 1 hour and is a continuations of the Support group. The groups have a maximum of 8 participants and will have 1 staff from Mind in West Essex facilitating the group.
Write, Revive and Rebuild
Write, Revive and Rebuild: Creative Writing for Wellbeing
Starting : 22nd February 6-7.30pm
A Free six week online programme which will guide participants through a variety of exercises using a range of writing techniques to explore the therapeutic uses and benefits of creative writing.
This programme is suitable for all levels where the aim is to engage in the process of imaginative writing to help broaden your personal boundaries of expression and ultimately improve wellbeing.
Each session will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with a ten minute break. There will be a maximum of 8 participants and the programme will be led by an experienced facilitator.
For further information and to book a place please contact: [email protected]
Personality Disorder Social Group
Personality Disorder Social Group
Monday – weekly 10.30am-12noon
Our Personality Disorder social group is a relaxed space for anyone who had PD (particularly BPD/EUPD) or traits of. Creating a safe space to share experiences and struggles in an understanding environment.
Whilst the group is mainly focused on social support there will be opportunities to explore DBT (dialectical behavioural therapy) ideas.
The group will be lead by Holly who has her own diagnosis of BPD/EUPD. Holly is offering peer support drawing on her own experiences and sharing her achievements made whilst living with the condition.
We know it can be isolating living with a PD and are providing a space where hopefully, we will reduce that feeling. Sign up today!