This service is the first of its kind in England and offers an inclusive support for people with substance/alcohol misuse and/or mental ill health. The service has been commissioned by Essex County Council and has been co-produced with service users.
We challenge the stigma attached to substance misuse and mental health, by promoting visible recovery, and wellbeing throughout the County. The Futures in Mind partnership works with service users as active collaborators in the design, development, delivery and improvement of our provision of integrated support, advice and mentoring in Essex. Futures in Mind deliver an outward-facing, flexible community service to enable us to support the maximum number of Service Users across the full Essex locality.
Peer Led Activities:
Futures in Mind offers community groups and activities, open to adults 18+ who would like to meet others on their journey of recovery from mental ill health and/or substance/alcohol misuse. The activities are created to make you feel included in friendly, sociable events. At the groups you can talk through any difficulties you have and socialize with people who will be empathetic and supportive.
The Volunteers who run these activities and groups are all people who have been affected by mental ill health and/or substance/alcohol misuse and provide a friendly welcome and give support to others.
A Futures in Mind volunteer befriender could help you find your confidence and enthusiasm again and feel part of your community and to experience the things you have stopped doing, due to lack of confidence and feelings of isolation.
Training and mentoring:
We have a range of training and mentoring available for individuals in recovery from substance and alcohol misuse and/or poor mental health. Training can help us make positive connections, develop our skills and to give us focus. In addition, peer mentors who have experienced drug and alcohol misuse are matched with people who are in early recovery.
How to Refer:
Self and Professionals by phone/online referral form.
For the latest information please visit www.futuresinmind.org.uk or call 01376 316126.