Trust Links

REACH Recovery College

REACH members at the 2018 BBQ

We are please to reintroduce some face-to-face courses and workshops, and are maintaining our digital offer and engagement. Please check the timetable below to see which courses are online, or now available in person.

Trust Links Rochford is a COVID secure environment, and we are welcoming members by invitation or appointment only at the moment. Please get in touch if you are interested in the REACH Recovery College project.

You don’t need a diagnosis or a referral to come to REACH – register below and we will get in touch, or keep reading for more information.

Register with REACH

The REACH Recovery College runs a wide range of courses, workshops and activities to help you better understand your mental health and learn strategies to manage your mental health. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low mood or a similar mental health condition, the REACH team can support you on your road to recovery.

Going to REACH gives me a reason to get out of the house and then I have more energy to deal with things at home when I get back.

REACH is a safe and supportive learning environment where you can meet others going through similar issues and share your experiences with people who understand what it’s like to live with a mental health condition. Our courses and workshops are all completely free.

Coronavirus – Online Provision

You can now access many REACH Recovery College workshops, courses and activities online. Our courses and groups are being held via the Zoom meeting app, which you can download here. Zoom is very easy to use and we will provide additional support if needed.

Once you’ve confirmed with us over the phone or in an email that you’d like to join a course, we’ll send you Login details and how to access the Zoom meeting for your course. We can help you use digital technology and Zoom if needed.

We will be in contact with current REACH members to enroll them on courses and workshops that they were part of before the lockdown. As this is a new format, class and group sizes are being kept small; please be aware that, if you do not get a space on the first course or workshop you wish to join, we will announce more courses and more dates soon.

Register for REACH at the top of the page, send us an email or call Trust Links at 01702 213 134 for more information about accessing scheduled REACH Recovery College courses via Zoom.

You can also access Trust Links Live, our online base for accessing Trust Links on Facebook. There is a REACH Recovery College group on Facebook, where you can connect with other College members and contact REACH support tutors. Joining our Facebook group and following Trust Links Live is a great way to stay connected, share tips and access support on keeping positive and healthy whilst staying indoors. We are working all the time to improve our REACH services online, to make sure that we can provide the best possible support for our members, staff and volunteers at this difficult time.

Explore our Prospectus to find out which courses and activities will most benefit your wellbeing journey. Then take a look at our timetabled courses, workshops and groups below.

View the REACH Prospectus

I understand my anxiety now, what causes it and ways to deal with it.

Courses and Workshops

(While we make every effort to run the timetable as published, please be aware this timetable is liable to change.)

Introduction to REACH for New Students Online Sessions. Every Friday 1pm to 2pm


Online Courses Start Date Duration
Managing Low Mood Tuesday 4th May, 1.30pm – 2.30pm 6 weeks
Confidence Building Thursday 6th May, 2pm – 3pm

Wednesday 9th June, 10am – 11am

4 weeks

4 weeks

Understanding Anxiety Friday 7th May, 10am – 11am

Tuesday 15th June, 1.30pm – 2.30

3 weeks

3 weeks

Positive Communication Wed 12th May , 10am – 11am 3 weeks
My Wellbeing Journal Thurs 10th June, 2pm – 3pm 4 weeks
Online Workshops   Duration
Confidence and Self Esteem Wednesday 5th May, 10am – 11am 1 session
Positive Thinking Thurs 6th May, 10.30am -11.30am 1 session
Money Management Thurs 13th  May, 10.30am –11.30am 1 session
Mindfulness Thurs 20th May, 10.30am – 11.30am 1 session
Healthy Sleep Habits Thurs 3rd June, 10.30am – 11.30am 1 session
Dealing with Panic Attacks Thurs 3rd June, 2pm – 3pm 1 session
Resilience Thurs 10th June, 10.30am – 11.30 1 session
Core Beliefs Thurs 17th June, 10.30am – 11.30 1 session
Anxiety Tools & Techniques –  Week 1

For Crisis

Week 2 – For Prevention


Thursday 13th  May, 2.30pm – 3.30pm



Thursday 10th June, 2.30 – 3.30pm

2 weeks



2 weeks

Face to face Courses at Rochford Start Date Duration
Understanding Anxiety Wed 5th May, 1.30pm – 3pm

Friday 18th June, 10am – 11.30am

3 weeks

3 weeks

Managing Low Mood Wed 26th May, 1.30pm – 3pm 6 weeks
Confidence Building Wed 7th June, 1pm – 2.30pm 4 weeks
Face to face Workshops at Rochford  Start Date Duration
Labyrinth Monday 17th May, 1pm – 2pm 1 session
Confidence and Self Esteem Monday 10th May, 1pm – 2pm 1 session
Healthy Sleep Habits Monday 24th May, 1pm – 2pm 1 session
Anxiety Tools & Techniques – Week 1 For Crisis

Week 2 – For Prevention

Thursday 27th May, 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Thursday 24th June, 2.30pm – 3.30pm

2 weeks

2 weeks

Groups and Activities (Ongoing)

Groups and Activities Ongoing
Walking Group in Priory Park Monday 10.30am – 12
Online Mindfulness Practice Session Monday 11:30am – 12
REACH Out Monday Online Monday 1pm – 2pm
Daily Mindfulness Online Tuesday to Friday 9.30am – 9.45am
Yoga and Wellbeing Online Tuesday 11am – 12.30pm
Online Poetry Group Tuesday 11am – 12
Face to face group “Getting Together” for 18 to 30 year olds at GT Westcliff Starts Tuesday 4th May, 11.45am – 12.45
Online Coffee Group – Gents

Online Coffee Group – Ladies

Tuesday 2pm – 3pm

Tuesday 2pm – 3pm

Daily Mindfulness Online Tuesday to Friday 9.30am – 9.45am
Face to face REACH Out Wednesday Canvey Wednesday 10.30am – 1.30pm
Online Games Group Wednesday 11am – 12
Wednesday Online Gathering Wednesday 12 – 1pm
Daily Mindfulness Online Tuesday to Friday 9.30am – 9.45am
Canvey Walking and Photography Group Times to be confirmed
Face to face Peer Arts and Crafts Group Rochford Starts Thursday 13th May. 2pm – 4pm
Online Book Club Thursday 2pm – 3pm
Daily Mindfulness Online Tuesday to Friday 9.30am – 9.45am
Online Cookery Friday 11am – 12
Introduction To REACH Friday 1pm – 2pm

It’s given me hope. It’s given me options.

REACH Out are our social and activity groups, which run from 1pm – 3pm on Mondays at Rochford, Thursdays at Thundersley and on Fridays at our Westcliff site. These sessions are a great taster of the activities, services and support available through REACH. Meet our tutors and discuss what’s on offer and how we can respond to your particular needs.Workshops are one-off sessions that give you a taster of a longer course or raise awareness around a specific condition. Courses can run from three to eight weeks and combine creative activity with mental health education to help you manage your wellbeing. Our courses can teach you to:

  • Manage low mood, panic attacks, stress and anxiety
  • Learn how thinking patterns and activity levels can affect mood
  • Prepare for work and volunteering
  • Live a healthier and more active lifestyle through cooking and exercise

And much more.

I’ve really enjoyed the course: it’s made me more confident.

If you are struggling with specific issues like housing, drug and alcohol abuse, healthy living or benefit issues, the REACH Wellbeing Hub at Growing Together Westcliff provides access to specialist advice from visiting agencies.