Growing communities and transforming lives in Essex

Our range of projects work to improve mental heath and wellbeing, with something for people of all ages

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Who are Trust Links?

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.

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4,000+

people supported per year by our projects across mid and South Essex

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gardens across the whole of Essex where people bring positive change through gardening

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67%

had a positive attitude towards themselves after attending Growing Together sessions

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You can find out more about our work in our 2020/21 annual review

Find out about some of our current projects

Growing Together

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.

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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.

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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.

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Talking Together

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.

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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.

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Learning Together

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.

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Youth Links

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.

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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.

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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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REACH Registration

You don’t need a diagnosis or a referral to come to REACH our safe and supportive learning environment

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Youth Registration

Refer a young person to one of our youth projects; Youth Links, Dig It Youth, and Learning Together.

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News & events

Essex Green Weekend returns in 2024

After a successful 2 years, the Essex Green Weekend is returning on 14th – 17th June 2024. The Essex Green Weekend welcomes people from communities, faith groups and anyone interested […]

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