ACL in partnership with Essex Library services are hosting talks over the course of the week to support you with wellbeing information, advice and further opportunities. Find out more about what we will be exploring in talks throughout the week below.

Wellbeing week starts in

2022/09/05 11:00:00

The first wellbeing talk will be in Rayleigh on 5 September at 11am & 3pm 

Mental Health & wellbeing - yoga by a scenic lake

Wellbeing Talks

Rayleigh Library

Monday 5th September 2022

11am & 3pm

132-134 High St, Rayleigh SS6 7BX

Clacton Library

Tuesday 6th September 2022

10am & 12pm

Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1SF

Chelmsford Library

Wednesday 7th September 2022

11am & 3pm

Chelmsford County Hall, Market Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1QH

Harlow Library

Friday 9th September 2022

11am & 3pm

The High, Harlow CM20 1HA

Talks will explore the ways in which you can improve your wellbeing and support others to do so through using the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’. These five simple steps have been devised and used extensively to form the foundation to living and feeling well by most mental health services:

Essex libraries and Adult Community Learning are committed to supporting people embrace these steps by providing new opportunities to embed them within their everyday lives.



Adult Community Learning provides courses where you can safely make new friendships and connections with other likeminded people to increase your social network.

Libraries provide Signposting – to ways to support yourself and your community


Be Active

Adult Community Learning courses will keep your mind and body active. You won’t have to run a marathon (unless you want to), a gentle stroll such as one of our Photography Walks is just as effective.

Libraries provide Clubs and Activities – regular social events and groups for all ages including book groups, knit and natter, rhymetimes, and community teatimes


Take Notice

Adult Community Learning will encourage you to be more observant of all that surrounds you, the people, the places and your emotions.

Libraries provide Space – We have space to connect, space to relax and spend time



Adult Community Learning is a great place to learn, whether it’s for a new interest or hobby or to gain work skills

Libraries provide Reading for pleasure – regularly updated reading suggestions for all ages on our library catalogue



Adult Community Learning is dedicated to people learning together so that everyone gives as much as they receive.

Libraries provide Volunteering opportunities – a variety of roles to support you and your community


Actions to Take Away

Think about each of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and what you would like to include within your life to make you feel better everyday.

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