WellbeingMatters - groundbreaking new mental health peer support group!
You are invited to join WellbeingMatters for our official launch reception on Thursday 31 May from 5-7pm, kindly hosted by Metro Bank, at the top of Southend High Street. The reception will include drinks and food with speeches at 6pm and entertainment provided by local choir, 4 and 20 Blackbirds.
WellbeingMatters is a groundbreaking new mental health peer support group for Southend’s community.
It is open to anyone over the age of 18 in paid employment in the Southend area, who would like support with their mental wellbeing. The group will meet once a month at arts cafe, Twenty One, to bring people together to speak freely about the challenges they face both in their professional and personal lives, and listen to and support each other. In this way, the group hopes to raise awareness and improve understanding of mental health and break down barriers and stigmas. Every aspect of WellbeingMatters is based on our own experiences of living with or supporting someone with a mental illness.
We would urge any schools, local business or organisation who wishes to support the mental health of Southend’s business community to promote the group to employees and colleagues. While there are several support services for people with mental health issues in Southend, we have found these are predominantly available during working hours of 9-5 so difficult for many of us to attend.
The first WellbeingMatters peer support group meeting will take place on Tuesday 5 June from 6pm to 8pm, at Twenty One, Pier Approach, Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea. To find out more about the group, please see the attachment and follow us on Facebook (@WellbeingSoS), on Twitter (@Wellbeing_SoS), on LinkedIn (WellbeingMatters) or by emailing Michelle.email@example.com.
At the launch there will be the opportunity to meet Michelle Passfield and Mike Buss, WellbeingMatters’ Co-Founders and the other five trustees, who can tell you the importance of our support group. We encourage you to bring along your colleagues or other guests and join us at any time throughout the evening.
I look forward to hearing from you in due course.
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