"What is the bravest thing you've ever said?" asked the boy.
"Help," said the horse.

Quote from the book The Boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by charlie mackesy

“I really appreciate the Chat 1st walks and the great team of supportive walk organisers. The walk sets me up for the day by helping me to take time out, feel more relaxed, practice mindfulness as well as improving my physical health. It’s a win – win so thank you to Nic, Jayne and Lyn”

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Read more about Chat 1st and Chat 1st Youth in our latest newsletter here. Find out about our latest news, activities and classes and more…

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October Chat 1st Holiday ActivAte Club is now open for booking!

The popular club that gives additional support to Children who prefer smaller groups with fantastic activities, focusing on Mental and Social wellbeing is back this October half term.

Chat 1st ActivAte Chelmsford
Tuesday 26th &Thursday 28th October at 2-4.30pm
North Avenue Christian Centre, Melbourne.

Chat 1st ActivAte Brentwood – SORRY FULLY BOOKED
Wednesday 27th & Friday 29th October  at 10-12.30pm
Hutton Community Centre, Hutton.

The October Clubs will be celebrating the Autumn Season with fun activities, sports and crafts.

MEDITATION

10 Week Course for just £5.00 per session starting
Thursday 7th October 2021 at Brentwood Theatre
12.15pm – 1.00pm

Our meditation course will be hosted by teacher Caroline Brown who will share with you teachings of breath work, mindfulness, pranayama and guided and unguided meditations. 

These practices will help us to take a proactive approach to our mental wellbeing, enjoying the many benefits of a meditation process.

Chat 1st Youth After School Club
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Chat 1st Youth – After School Club

A fun, educational and inclusive wellbeing hub for primary aged children*, from 5-11 years, looking for a little extra wellbeing support.

The sessions offer a higher adult to child ratio with all staff trained in mental wellbeing awareness and inclusivity, plus sessions provide mental wellbeing materials and access to mental health expertise and signposting.

FREE for children on free school meals and working families who need additional financial support.

Starting Thursday 11th November 2021 – Every Thursday 5pm-7pm at Hutton Community Centre, Hutton.

*If children receive 1-1 care at school, we ask a parent / carer to attend the sessions with them.

Email chat1stwellbeing@gmail.com or click the link below to book your child’s place.

Join us at the Chat 1st Community Garden
partnering with The Daily Bread Pop Up Cafe our Chat 1st team of volunteers are creating a Community Garden at St Peter’s Church in Hutton, Brentwood.

If you are a keen gardener or just like to get stuck in to a project, or maybe you just want to get out and meet some people to improve your wellbeing, then why not join us. Our Chat 1st lead, Melvyn, is very experienced in producing beautiful community gardens and just needs a little bit of assistance. And we welcome any tools, seeds, and plants to get this project moving.  We look forward to seeing and working with you.

St Peters Church, Claughton Way, Hutton, Brentwood CM13 1JS

PLEASE NOTE: During the winter months, we will be hosting a ‘Chatty Walk’ from St Peters Church on the Friday, 10am-11am. Please feel free to join us.

Inclusive Wellbeing Tai Chi Course

12 Week Course at the Brentwood Theatre starting Wednesday 1st September. £5.00 per class or £50 for the Course

Chat 1st Chatty Walks

Join us on our FREE supported walks for mental wellbeing in Brentwood, Ingatestone and Chelmsford.

Youth Wellbeing Hub at The Hermit
Chat 1st Youth Wellbeing Hub

Join us at The Hermit for Youth Yoga, Box Fit, or to just drop in for some support, socialising and chat

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Last night the Chat 1st team received an #activebrentwood Sports Award at the Stars of Brentwood event. A big thank you to all of those involved. It means a lot to us, the whole chat 1st team, instructors, peer support and volunteers have worked hard over the year to bring the Chat 1st ethos of sports and activities to improve the mental wellbeing of the community. 🤗❤️. #mentalhealthmatters #wellbeing www.chat1st.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to you all well deserved!! 🎉🎉🎉

Many congratulations to such a lovely team of people. Well done for making such a difference to so many. Wishing you every success for the future. Enjoy this moment.

Congrats guys! Well deserved! X

Congratulations to the whole Team at Chat 1st -- you are making a difference! Continue with your great work.....

Well done everyone and thank you for all the support I got from Chat 1st

Well done everyone! 💗💗

We’ll done xx

Ches Hawkes Nicky back on stage right where we hung you from a trapeze

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NEW Chat 1st Youth #EssexActivAte AFTER SCHOOLS CLUB
Every Thursday 5pm-7pm at #Hutton Community Centre - Starting Thurs 11 November.

A fun, educational and inclusive wellbeing hub for primary aged children, from 5 – 11 years, looking for a little extra wellbeing support.

The sessions offer a higher adult to child ratio with all staff trained in mental wellbeing awareness and inclusivity, plus sessions provide mental wellbeing materials and access to mental health expertise and signposting.

FREE for children on free school meals and working families who need additional financial support.

If children receive 1-1 care at school, we ask a parent/carer to attend the sessions with them.

Email chat1stwellbeing@gmail.com to book your child's place or for more details.

Active Essex Hutton Community Centre #ActiveEssex #findyouractive
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NEW Chat 1st Youth #EssexActivAte AFTER SCHOOLS CLUB
Every Thursday 5pm-7pm at #Hutton Community Centre - Starting Thurs 11 November.

A fun, educational and inclusive wellbeing hub for primary aged children, from 5 –  11 years, looking for a little extra wellbeing support.  

The sessions offer a higher adult to child ratio with all staff trained in mental wellbeing awareness and inclusivity, plus sessions provide mental wellbeing materials and access to mental health expertise and signposting. 
 
FREE for children on free school meals and working families who need additional financial support.
 
If children receive 1-1 care at school, we ask a parent/carer to attend the sessions with them. 

Email chat1stwellbeing@gmail.com to book your childs place or for more details.

Active Essex Hutton Community Centre #ActiveEssex #findyouractive
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Youth Yoga at The Hermit, Brentwood Tuesday evenings @ 5pm

The Chat 1st Youth Wellbeing Hub offers this non-competitive and fun session for young people aged 12-18 years old, practicing yoga and mindfulness.

Yoga is proven to have a positive impact on your wellbeing, it helps to manage anxiety, boost self-esteem, develop strength and flexibility as well as enhancing concentration and memory.

Our Wellbeing hub is FREE for young adults looking for supported exercise classes with like minded people, as well as chat and support for mental wellbeing. Visit www.chat1st.co.uk for more info.
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Youth Yoga at The Hermit, Brentwood Tuesday evenings @ 5pm

The Chat 1st Youth Wellbeing Hub offers this non-competitive and fun session for young people aged 12-18 years old, practicing yoga and mindfulness.

Yoga is proven to have a positive impact on your wellbeing, it helps to manage anxiety, boost self-esteem, develop strength and flexibility as well as enhancing concentration and memory.

Our Wellbeing hub is FREE for young adults looking for supported exercise classes with like minded people, as well as chat and support for mental wellbeing. Visit www.chat1st.co.uk for more info.
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award winning

Chat 1st is an Award Winning Programme.  An exercise intervention and coping mechanism for those struggling with poor mental health.

fULLY QUALIFIED

All sessions are delivered by fully qualified instructors with peer support from those with lived experience. The delivery team are qualified mental health first aiders.

support

The wellbeing of our members is the most important thing for Chat 1st. Our aim is to offer chat & exercise (at all levels) for support and signposting.