Bocking men get mental health support from Mid and North East Essex Mind

Bocking men get mental health support from Mid and North East Essex Mind

Men can get free support for their mental health at Bocking Hall on Tuesday 11 June between 1-4.30pm, thanks to the local mental health charity, Mid and North East Essex Mind.

Men can get a mental health check by attending a workshop ‘The Mental Health Toolkit: The Essentials for Men’, which will offer practical advice to boosting wellbeing. Support will be provided to help men understand and support their emotional needs and help those around them. The workshop will also focus on the misconceptions about mental health, plus teach attendees how to check in on their emotions and find out more about the relationship between sleep and mental health.

Ginny Idehen, CEO, Mid and North East Essex Mind, is delighted to bring these training sessions to Bocking. She said: “The Mental Health Toolkit: The Essentials for Men is designed to help men manage their emotions and become more aware of how they can maintain good mental health. We’re grateful that we’re able to bring the toolkit sessions to Bocking, with the support and funding from Community 360 and the HM Government Levelling Up Fund.”

Community 360 is funding the workshop and Georgia Bayington, Head of Programme, Community 360 said: “The Health Inequalities Fund, administered by Community 360 and Mid and South Essex ICS, are pleased to be able to support Mid & North East Essex Mind to deliver a Men’s Mental Health Toolkit session in Bocking, Braintree by awarding a small grant from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. This project will make a difference to the Bocking Community where residents have been impacted more than most in recent years by male suicide”.

Georgia continued: “The funding will ensure that men can access a safe space to learn about their own mental health and how to support others around them. The useful tools provided on the day will help men to talk about where they are on the mental health continuum and how to address unmet emotional needs”.

Mid and North East Essex Mind offers a wide range of mental health services. The charity provides group and one-to-one counselling, support for those recovering from addiction or a mental health issue, plus practical help to overcome stress, anxiety and depression. The organisation also offers a crisis café for urgent mental health care.

The Mental Health Toolkit: The Essentials for Men will run on Tuesday 11 June between 1pm and 4.30pm at Bocking Hall, Church Street, Bocking, CM7 5JY.

To book a place at the free workshop email training@mnessexmind.org or call 01206 764600.

The Mental Health Toolkit: The Essentials for Men is funded by HM Government and Community 360.