The 2013 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
of West Essex Mind will be held at the Wellbeing Centre,10-11 Corner House, Bush Fair, Harlow, Essex CM18 6NZ, at 11.30 a.m. on Friday 13th December 2013.
We will invite Members to vote on the following decisions:
The first decision is a ‘special resolution' and if more than ¾ of the Members present vote in favour, it will be approved:
1. to replace the existing Articles of Association with the new Articles of Association.
We are enclosing details of the proposed changes with this notice. If you would like a full copy of the existing or new Articles, please contact us.
The other decisions are ‘ordinary resolutions' and if more than ½ of the Members present vote in favour, they will be approved:
2. to elect or re-elect the following Trustees:
- Mr Douglas Mason, who stands as Chairman
- Mr Robin Strube, who stands as Vice Chairman
- Ms Amanda Bettison, who joined the Board since the last AGM
- Mrs Jeanette Mansell, who joined the Board since the last AGM
If you would like more information on any of the Trustees, you can find short introductions to us on the West Essex Mind website: click on ‘Meet the staff and trustees', then click on ‘West Essex Mind Trustees'. Or you can ask us to send you the information.
If resolution 1 is not passed then we will propose an alternative resolution 2, and all the existing members of the Executive Board will stand for election or re-election.
3. to receive the annual report, the accounts and the Auditors' report for the year ended 31 March 2013.
4. to re-appoint Alison Ward Accountants as our Auditors and to authorise the Board to agree their fees.
Following the AGM we would like to invite you to join us for Christmas refreshments and lunch, provided by us. We will also be having a Secret Santa if you would like to join in then if you could bring a present marked either Him/Her/Neutral up to the cost £5.00.
If you would like copies of any of the paperwork please contact Kelly Dorrington via her email address email@example.com or by calling 01279 421308 with your name and address so that she can arrange for any copies requested to be sent to you.
If you would like to join us please reply to Natasha Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01279 421308 with your full name and contact telephone number by 6th December 2013.
West Essex Mind is looking at the possibility of developing a wellbeing course. The idea behind this course would be to help people better understand how to live a healthier lifestyle and encourage them to become more active.
We have recently been running a trial course in conjunction with ACE Healthcare which looked at some of the techniques you can use to loose weight and increase a healthy lifestyle.
This course would ideally run over six two hour sessions and may cover such subjects as food portion sizes, how to correctly read food labels and techniques on healthy living.
We are looking for service users to get involved with the planning and development stage of this project.
If you would like to be involved in helping shape this possible future service please contact Andy Woodcock on 07854 792080 or email@example.com.
St Mary's Mental Health Initiative
You are invited to an hour of coffee, cakes and a prayer at St Marys Church, Saffron Walden, on the following dates:
Sunday, 17th November 2013
Sunday, 19th January 2013
Sunday, 16th February 2013
Sunday, 16th March 2014
From 3 to 4 pm in St Mary's Parish Rooms, Church Path, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1JP.
No need to book: just turn up - anyone is welcome.
Contact: St. Mary's Parish Office Tel: 01799 506024, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Epping based Peer Support art group "Crafty Mindz" is on the look out for new members.
The group meet every Monday afternoon (except bank holidays) between 12 - 2pm at the Church Hall, St Johns Road, Epping.
You can try your hand at creative activities or just enjoy a cup of tea and some good company. New members are very welcome.
For more information please contact Andy Woodcock on 07854 792080 or email@example.com
Volunteer Trustee vacancies for West Essex Mind
We are looking for new Trustees from the Harlow and Epping Forest area to help lead West Essex Mind in its work in supporting people affected by mental ill health, and the people around them, on their journey towards recovery.
We currently have a full compliment of Trustees from the Uttlesford area and we will keep a waiting list for anyone interested from this area. We are looking for committed and energetic individuals with a real understanding of the needs to be met and/or with good financial, business and management experience, to join our existing team of great, friendly and talented Trustees.
The role is unpaid (although expenses are covered) and training is offered. Please contact Graham Mansell (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 07837 094853) for more information.
Get into Reading Groups
Our new group meets on Monday evenings, 6-8pm at Bush Fair, Harlow.
For details on coming along to this or any of our other groups please see the Get into Reading page. Click here.
New volunteer opportunities with the Get into Reading Programme!
Would you be willing to support someone in attending one of our Get into Reading groups? Volunteers meet up with some of our new members and come along to the first few groups with them.
Support someone in attending our Get into Reading group today - we are sure that you will both get so much out of it. Get in touch with Emma Mills on 07824479373 to find out more.
New telephone volunteer opportunities with Talking Therapies at Great Dunmow offices
Talking Therapies are looking for volunteers, who will be trained to answer the telephone, take messages, pass them on to the relevant person and maybe act on some of them.
If you have an excellent telephone manner, are able to use initiative, are patient and sympathetic, are able to follow procedure, have an understanding of mental health and are able to work in a pressurised environment, then we would like you to get in touch and arrange to meet up. Some computer work will be necessary.
Please contact Graham Mansell on 07837094853 or email: email@example.com thank you.
"I had a black dog, his name was depression"...
The World Health Organisation have made an animated video about depression. It's an insightful, poignant but heart-warming story about a man's relationship with his 'black dog'. You can watch it by clicking here.
Would you like to buy a PC?
If you would like to buy a PC and are on benefits you might be eligible to get a fully refurbished PC for £92. You can also get 1 month's introductory mobile broadband for £10.
Check out getonlineathome.org or ecycleonline.co.uk, or ask your bridge builder for more details.
Smoke alarms and home fire safety check
Did you know that Essex County Fire and Rescue Service can come to your home and can carry out a home fire safety check and fit smoke alarms for free? If you are interested in this please let a member of staff know.