In your area Central and East of England Other organisations that POhWER work within Essex Essex Mind and Spirit (Update) http://www.essexmindandspirit.org.uk/ Following on from the Spirituality and Dementia Conference in April, Canon Ivor Moody has made a request. If there is any organisation that might consider coming onto the EMS Conference Steering Group, please contact [email protected] The next meeting is Thursday 20th July 2017 For more details click onto……https://www.pohwer.net/news/whats-been-going-Essex Essex Dementia Care attended the EMS conference in April. EDC delivered a very interesting workshop about supporting people and caregivers. Founded in 2006, EDC has supported people with dementia and their care givers to maintain an active and social lifestyle. Before the creation of Essex Dementia Care, there were relatively few Essex based community resources available for those dealing with early onset dementia. When EDC was formed, they established a forum for dialogue between some of these families and senior representatives of adult social care at Essex County Council. Essex County Council listened and took action where they could, but clearly a new alternative was needed and so the vision for an independent community resource was born. For more details: http://www.essexdementiacare.org.uk Mid and North Essex Mind, the mental health charity We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’re here for you. Today. Now. We’re on your doorstep and on the end of a phone. Whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis, we’ll listen, give you support and advice and fight your corner. And we’ll push for a better deal and respect for everyone experiencing a mental health problem. We work with children from the age of 5 and adults of all ages. Some people use our services for only a little while and others might need help for longer. We are a local, independent charity connected to the national charity Mind but not funded by it. Mid and North Essex Mind work from Chelmsford to Clacton, from Braintree to Colchester – we cover all of mid and north east Essex. If you want to find out more about services for adults please visit: http://mnessexmind.org/how-we-can-help/help-for-adults/ If you want to find out more about services for children and young people please visit: http://mnessexmind.org/how-we-can-help/help-for-children-and-young-people/ The Head office can be contacted Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, on 01206 764600. As we are independent from the national charity Mind and receive no funding from them, we do need to raise money ourselves in order to support the work we do in mid and north east Essex. There are lots of ways you can support us, from making a donation to taking on a challenge. We have a free fundraising inspiration pack to download from our website at http://mnessexmind.org/support-us/fundraise-for-us/ which is packed full of ideas.