Welcome to the Mid Essex Cluster Group page! I’m Ivor Moody and the Chair of Essex Mind and Spirit, and am also the convenor for the local Mid Essex Cluster Group, one of five which are spread throughout the County of Essex. Our aim is to raise awareness locally of faith and spirituality issues and relationships between mental health issues and recovery.
At the moment the Mid Essex Cluster Group is in the process of being re-
We are meeting at The Cathedral Chapter House on Thursday 23rd April 2014 at 12.30pm to formally ‘kick things off’ – so watch this space!”
At a time when mental health issues are very much on the political agenda, but funding provision continues to be a pressing anxiety, despite evidence that mental disease shows no signs of abating, and many within the mental health service are suspicious or downright hostile to any consideration of faith/spirituality considerations and concerns playing a part in the management of or recovery from mental ill health, the engagement of the church with these issues has never been more important. For more direct information, please see the Church of England in Essex and East London -
Ideas Festival 2015
A cultural festival to CONNECT people of all ages…
Date: Thursday 29 October 2015
Host: Dave Hawkes, Mental Health Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University Chelmsford
Venue: Anglia Ruskin University Chelmsford
Time: 7.30pm, free tea and coffee will be served
What’s it like? What is a voice or a thought? What is sanity? What would you say to help? Come and explore voice hearing through the ages, consider what is real and find out about the therapeutic interventions in mental health care. Experience voice hearing yourself during a simulation and learn about new research and support, including what mental health nurses can do to help. Discover the humanness of voice hearing and explore how hearing voices may not be a sign of mental health.
Booking required: www.anglia.ac.uk/communityevents or call 01245 684723
This Home Page endeavours to collect and display material on mental health issues and what’s going on in the Chelmsford Diocese and beyond to profile and progress work on this important issue.