"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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Chat 1st Newsletter - June 2021
Chat 1st News June 2021

Upcoming Events

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
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.

NEW 12 Week Inclusive Course

Join us for our new inclusive wellbeing class of Tai Chi at The Brentwood Theatre. 

Tai Chi – Starting 1st September 2021

£5.00 per class or £50 for the whole course

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

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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Your Mental Health Awareness Month from Chat 1st Youth - September.
This month we look at COPING WITH CHANGE.
Dealing with change in our lives can be really difficult. The team at Chat 1st have put together some resources and techniques to help you cope with these changes. #mentalhealthmatters #YouthWellbeing #copingskills
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On #WorldSuicidePreventionDay You can help give someone hope by showing that you care.

All of us can play a role, no matter how small. We may never know what we do that makes a difference. We all can reach in and ask somebody. You do not need to tell them what to do or have solutions, but simply making the time and space to listen to someone about their experiences of distress or suicidal thoughts can help.

Small talk can save lives and create a sense of connection and hope in somebody who may be struggling.

To prevent suicide requires us to become a beacon of light to those in pain. You can be the light.

#WSPD, #bethelight or #WSPD2021

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On #WorldSuicidePreventionDay You can help give someone hope by showing that you care.

All of us can play a role, no matter how small. We may never know what we do that makes a difference. We all can reach in and ask somebody. You do not need to tell them what to do or have solutions, but simply making the time and space to listen to someone about their experiences of distress or suicidal thoughts can help.

Small talk can save lives and create a sense of connection and hope in somebody who may be struggling.

To prevent suicide requires us to become a beacon of light to those in pain. You can be the light.

#WSPD, #bethelight or #WSPD2021 

https://www.iasp.info/wspd2021/#
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Timeline PhotosIf your child/ren attended one of our clubs this summer, don't miss out on the chance to win one of our exciting Family Fun Prizes!

Fill out our feedback form now to enter
➡️ app.impactreporting.co.uk/pwa/P5WQvY.

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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.