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Launch of Maldon Community Tree

Published on Friday, 26th July 2019

The Maldon Community Tree initiative was launched on Friday 26 July

The Maldon Community Tree is the latest of many 'Trees' that have been launched across Essex by local partner agencies, working together with the brand owner, Brentwood Community Print (BCP), a Community Interest Company based on Warley, Essex.

 

The aim of the initiative launched officially on Friday 26 July at the Tiptree Tea Room at The Lock, Heybridge Basin, is to produce a user-friendly leaflet and website to support people, who although may not have reached crisis point with their mental health/ wellbeing, just need that extra bit of support to cope with their day to day lives.

Details of helpful and supportive organisations providing advice with a whole range of issues including depression, anxiety, debt and bereavement, to name but a few, are included within the leaflet and accompanying website.

Councillor Bob Boyce MBE, Chairman of Maldon District Council said,” Maldon District Council is proud to sponsor the leaflets and website link as part of Maldon having its own Community Tree. I hope that the many helpful solutions on offer from the partner agencies involved will go some way to easing the difficulties that some of our residents face from time to time in coping with the challenges of day to day life.  We all need a little help sometimes”.

Maldon Tree partners include the following: -

  • Adult Community Learning
  • Circle (Adult Bereavement Services)
  • Citizens Advice Maldon and District
  • Community Agents
  • Essex Rural Skills Project
  • Essex Shed Network
  • Futures in Mind
  • Harbour Project
  • Home Start Essex
  • Maldon and District CVS
  • Mid and North East Essex Mind
  • Open Road
  • Peabody
  • Replenish
  • Rethink Advocacy
  • Salvation Army Trading
  • Samaritans
  • Special Needs and Parents
  • Victim Support

Initially, leaflets will be placed in public places such as libraries and GP surgeries across the Maldon District and with partner agencies.

The leaflets are also available to download from the Maldon Community Tree page on the website www.essexcommunitytree.net

Brentwood Community Print is an award-winning print and graphic design business that provides a caring, supportive environment for people in recovery from mental health illnesses. They developed their first Community Tree for Brentwood in 2013 and the whole concept of this and the Essex Trees have been designed and developed by people with lived experience of mental health illnesses.

Details of all these organisations and more can be found within the leaflet or on the website at www.essexcommunitytree.net