Mental Health Awareness Week takes place Monday 13th – Sunday 19th May 2024

The theme this year is movement: Moving for your mental health

Exercise has been proven to reduce anxiety and depression and according to Mental Health UK’s research, a whopping 56% of people found that exercising regularly helped them to alleviate stress and burn-out in their lives.

It doesn’t have to be running  a marathon or hitting the gym, any increase in your movement helps. It could even be as simple as getting out of the house to go and see a friend or join a club.

We have listed some ways that we can help you get more active to help you move your body and lift your spirits.

Weekly walking groups

Community360 runs weekly walks in the Colchester Borough and Braintree District. Our Finding Your Feet® and Walking for Wellness walks  offer supported walks that aim to meet the needs of those who may have previously felt less motivated or confident to attend.

Coggeshall Mondays 1.30 – 2.30pm
Sible Hedingham Mondays 10.00 – 11.00am
Shalford Wednesdays 10.00 – 11.00am
Braintree Thursdays 1.30 – 2.30pm
Silver End Thursdays 10.00 – 11.00am
Witham Fridays 1.30 – 2.30pm
Fingringhoe Wick 1st Friday of the month 10.30 – 11.30am
Fingringhoe Wick 1st Friday of the month 1.00 – 2.30pm
Terling 3rd Saturday of the month 10.30 – 11.30am

For more information, please contact

Hythe Monday 11:00 – 12:00 Meet at Tesco car park entrance CO1 2TE
Colchester Town Tuesday 12:00 – 12:30 Meet at One Colchester Community Hub CO1 1LH
St Johns Wednesday 10:00 – 11:30 Meet at car park CO4 0NB
Greenstead Wednesday 12:00 – 13:00 Meet at Greenstead Community Centre CO4 3QE
Highwoods Thursday 10:30 – 12:30 With coffee at PCC Hub Cafe – Meet at Chanterelle car park CO4 9RY
Colchester Thursday 12:00 – 13:00 Meet at One Colchester Community Hub CO1 1LH
Stanway Friday 13:00 – 14:30 Meet at Roman Fields car park CO3 0SH
Highwoods Saturday 11:00 – 12:00 Meet at Chanterelle car park CO4 9RY

For more information, please contact

Active Motivation – an online motivational walk

Fridays 10.30am – 11.00am

For more information, please contact

Get active with the 15-30 Challenge

Exercise isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and the 15/30 Challenge has been created with this in mind. Simply put;

  • Think of a new activity, lasting approximately 15 minutes to get you active and moving!
  • See if you can complete the challenge by doing one a day for 30 days. record your progression by ticking the boxes for each day you complete.
  • Do things you enjoy and keep it fun.

We have made some suggestions for things to do, but any activity works as long as it encourages you to be more active than you were before. Setting a small time aside each day will help being more active a regular habit. Make being active a habit that sticks.

To learn more about the 15/30 Challenge contact Jo Bryant or Emily Wingate on 01206 50 5250 or email

You can download a free copy of the challenge sheet here. Please feel free to share : 15-30 Challenge

Check out our Monthly Active Challenge – one new activity per month for you to try!
Join us each month for exciting opportunities to try out new activities, including walking, table tennis, zumba and yoga.

Last Thursday of each month 12pm – 1pm

One Colchester Community Hub
4-6 Long Wyre Street

Please contact Emily Wingate for more information t: 01206 505250 e:

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Social Activities
Come along to one of our group activities and join in or just come for a natter.
The One Colchester Community Hub offers a wealth of services, activities and support for the Colchester community
4-6 Long Wyre Street, Colchester CO1 1LH
All activities are free and everyone is welcome.
10:00 – 13:00 Friendship Group
13:00 – 15:00 Dominoes
15:00 – 16:00 Ballroom Dancing (4th Monday of the month
10:30 – 13:00 Weight Management
11:00  – 13:00 I-Tea Tech Support
11:00  – 12:00 Golden Days
10:30 – 12:30 Re-Breathe SEND Cultural Support Group
13:00 – 15:00 Board Games
13:00 – 15:00 Essex Law Clinic (by appointment only)
17:00 – 20:00 Gaming Night (Warhammer) 16+
10:00 – 12:00 Women’s Group
10:30 – 11:30 Waiting Well
11:00  – 12:00 Coffee with a Cop (first Thursday of the month)
12:00  – 13:00 Monthly Active Challenge (last Thursday of the month)
13:00 – 15:00 Rough Sleeper Support
13:00 – 15:00 Dementia Drop-In
13:00 – 15:00 Dominoes
11:00  – 13:00 Tec Mates IT Support
13:00 – 15:00 Creative Art & Craft
13:00 – 15:00 Reclaim Art Tribe (First Friday of the month)
10:30 – 12:00 Carrom Club
11:00  – 12:00 Zumba
12:00 – 14:30 Pranic Healing
13:00 – 15:00 Knitterati (Last Saturday of the month)