Growing communities and transforming lives in Essex
Our range of projects work to improve mental heath and wellbeing, with something for people of all agesLearn more
Trust Links is a local independent charity aiming to improve mental health, wellbeing and the environment in Essex. We offer therapeutic gardening, recovery classes, social activities, employment training, environmental workshops and more.
people supported per year by our projects across mid and South Essex
gardens across the whole of Essex where people bring positive change through gardening
had a positive attitude towards themselves after attending Growing Together sessions
You can find out more about our work in our 2020/21 annual review
Find out about some of our current projects
Our Growing Together gardens are at the heart of how we help people experiencing mental health problems. We have six therapeutic gardens across Essex where we bring people positive change through outdoor gardening activities and various groups for all abilities.
REACH Wellbeing Hub
The REACH Wellbeing Hub provides information, advice, guidance, and support for adults with mental health issues. Whatever your need, our team will greet you and work with you to access the most appropriate support.
REACH Recovery College
The REACH Recovery College runs a wide range of courses, workshops and activities to help you better understand and manage your mental health. If you are struggling with your mental health, the REACH team can support you.
Talking Together is our befriending project, connecting people through weekly telephone calls that can help to reduce loneliness, build friendships, and provide support for mental wellbeing.
Families Growing Together
Our Families Growing Together project in partnership with A Better Start Southend. Enjoy the outdoors with your children and meet other families at our Growing Together community gardens in Shoeburyness and Westcliff.
Learning Together is a 12-week programme for young people aged 11-16 who are struggling to attend school due to their mental health and/or special educational needs – both diagnosed and undiagnosed.
Youth Links is a positive peer support group for young people of secondary school age. We run a range of activities including cooking, crafts, sports and provide a safe space for young people to talk about their feelings. Our groups are lots of fun and they’re open to anyone.
Dig It Youth
Dig It Youth is a seasonal outdoor activity club run for young people aged 8 to 13 at Trust Links Shoeburyness. Dig It Youth is free for young people to attend.
St Laurence Orchard
St Laurence Orchard is a historic site that Trust Links manages on behalf of Southend Borough Council. The site is very tranquil and offers a quiet, peaceful space for people and wildlife.
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Where other services have dwindled Trust Links have picked up the pieces. It’s been good to be able to come here.Alison Trust Links member
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News & events
Get involved with Mental Health Awareness Week 2023
Mental Health Awareness Week takes place on the 15th to 21st May, and this year the focus is on anxiety. A recent study by Mental Health Foundation found that around […]
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Essex Green Weekend is back!
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Ways to get involved
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By becoming a Friend of Trust Links, your regular giving will be making a real difference to people who are facing some of the toughest challenges.
If you are interested in mental health, want to learn more, volunteering can be an invaluable way to gain new skills and to meet new people.
Every pound you fundraise helps us provide meaningful, life-saving support and empowers people to manage their own mental health and wellbeing.
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