"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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Chat 1st Youth Co-op Cause

Co-op members can now officially support Chat 1st and our youth hub at The Hermit by choosing us as their dedicated cause as part oft he Co-op local community fund scheme.

If you are able to support, we thank you very much. You can choose Chat 1st Youth Wellbeing Hub by clicking the link on our dedicated page at https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/62834

St Stephens Church - Community Garden Project

NEW cOMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT

The successful community garden team are launching a new project and are inviting the local community to get involved.

St Stephen’s Church in Knight’s Way approached Chat 1st to see if we could help transform the green space in front of their church, and of course, we said Yes. 

Starting on Friday 10th June, we will be in attendance every week from 10am-12pm and we’re looking for volunteers!

But why not join us for the Launch day on Wednesday 1st June, find out all about the project, meet the Chat 1st team and grab a hot dog too!

BRENTWOOD TEA DANCE

Chat 1st have teamed up with Brentwood Borough Council to provide an inclusive Tea Dance once a month for adult SEN and dementia friendly.

Starting on Thursday 21st April at 11am, and monthly thereafter, you can enjoy music, dancing and refreshments.

Monthly – Thursdays 11am-1pm (see right for dates)
Nightingale Centre, Warley, Brentwood

£5 per person includes a cuppa and cake.

Chat 1st Tea Dance for Brentwood

Chat 1st Youth Wellbeing Hub – Brentwood and Chelmsford

Our Wellbeing Hubs are a safe place for young people to get together for exercise and social interaction to improve their mental wellbeing.

Our Brentwood wellbeing hub at the Hermit features boxing and yoga classes and our Chelmsford wellbeing hub held on Wednesday evenings at Galleywood Youth Centre includes a boxing session with instructor Ros, and a variety of sporting activities. 

You can attend both Chelmsford and Brentwood hubs from 5pm – 8pm or just pop along for the individual classes.

Email chat1stwellbeing@gmail.com for more details and to register your child’s interest.

Chat 1st Youth Mental Wellbeing Clubs
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.

Wellbeing Walks in Brentwood and Chelmsford
Chat 1st Chatty Walks

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

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

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

Chat 2st Youth Chelmsford Wellbeing Hub
Chat 1st Youth Wellbeing Hub - Chelmsford

Join us at Galleywood Youth Centre every Wednesday evening 5pm-8pm for boxing and activities or just drop in for support, chat and socialising.

Chat 1st Youth - After Schools Club
Chat 1st Youth After School Club
Hutton, Brentwood

For children aged 5-11yrs, our after school club at Hutton Community Centre is perfect for those young people who need additional support in social settings.

Chat 1st Tea Dance
Brentwood Tea Dance

Inclusive for Adult SEN and Dementia Friendly, our Tea Dance takes place once a month at the Nightingale Centre in Warley.
£5 entrance fee includes cuppa and cakes.

Chat 1st Chatty Cafe
Chatty Cafe

Join the Chat 1st Team for a cuppa and a chat at the Thurrock/Brentwood Mind Hub in Warley.
Every Monday, 11am-12pm
A perfect way to socialise with like minded people in this safe environment.

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This week we celebrated our #Brentwood Chat 1st Youth Wellbeing Hub first birthday 🎂. We've certainly come a long way since that first day. And we've opened the #chelmsford Youth hub too 🤗. A big thank you to our funding partners, our amazing yoga and boxing instructors and our guest partners who bring along something special for the kids to enjoy. Thank you to the local Co-op community who support our hub every time they shop and most importantly thank you to our fabulous young people who turn up weekly and enjoy our safe environment to socialise and take part in the physical activities to boost their wellbeing. #YouthWellbeing ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Chatty Cafe has a new home 😊. You can now join the Chat 1st team on Monday mornings at 11am at the Brentwood/Thurrock Mind hub in Warley. Join us for a cuppa and a chat and enjoy the social get together with like minded people. #brentwood #itsgoodtotalk #mentalhealthmatters ... See MoreSee Less

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The successful Chat 1st Gardening Team have a new project!
And we are inviting the local community to get involved.
We will be transforming the green space in front of St Stephens Church in Knight's Way, Brentwood every Friday morning from 10th June for the community to visit and enjoy.
If you are looking for a project that will get you out of the house for a couple of hours then we would love to see you. Why not join us on Wednesday 1st June to learn more about the project plans and grab yourself a hot dog whilst there 😊. Volunteers of all abilities are welcome. #communitygardening #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #mentalhealthmatters #brentwood @Brentwood_BC
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The successful Chat 1st Gardening Team have a new project!
And we are inviting the local community to get involved.
We will be transforming the green space in front of St Stephens Church in Knights Way, Brentwood every Friday morning from 10th June for the community to visit and enjoy.
If you are looking for a project that will get you out of the house for a couple of hours then we would love to see you. Why not join us on Wednesday 1st June to learn more about the project plans and grab yourself a hot dog whilst there 😊. Volunteers of all abilities are welcome. #communitygardening #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #mentalhealthmatters #brentwood @Brentwood_BC
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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.