European Immunisation Week
The 24th-30th April this year is European Immunisation Week. More information on protecting your child now and in the future with immunisations can be found in Mid Essex CCG’s Common Childhood Illness and Wellbeing handbook.
Tickets are Now On Sale for This Year’s PARC Ice Ball
Join PARC (Essex) on Saturday 4th November 2017 for a magical night of fundraising, at the award winning Fennes venue, a stunning Georgian Manor House, overlooking picturesque English country gardens. This year, their Ice Ball will be a dazzling evening of fine dining and entertainment, set against a whimsical wintery backdrop of sparkle and magic… the perfect night out to kick start the festive season.
By attending this event you will be helping to support PARC (Essex) – A children’s charity offering play and recreational facilities to children and young adults with additional needs.
Tickets are on sale now: £69 Per Person/£690 Per Table of 10
Ticket Entry Includes: Arrival Drink, A Sumptuous Three Course Dinner, DJ Entertainment, All Inclusive Bar of Beer, Wine & Soft Drinks, Charity Auction & Raffle, Casino Entertainment, with £5 Casino Money included, All proceeds from ticket sales and the charity auction and raffle go to PARC
Stress Awareness Month
April is officially Stress Awareness Month and has been since 1992.
One in four people will experience problems with their mental health at some point during their lives, often stress related. For some this is may come from stress at work, money worries or relationship troubles and can leave people in need of help. Others may suffer from ongoing and complex mental health conditions that require long-term care. If you’re experiencing the kind of feelings that make it difficult for you to get on with living your life, it’s important to talk to someone.
There is also a ‘mood self assesment’ tool available from NHS Choices here which can help you to identify if you’re suffering from stress. Here in mid Essex there are various ways of getting the help you or your loved one may need. Visit CCG website to find out more about the services available.
On Your Feet Britain
The 28th April is the On Your Feet Britain Challenge which dares people to take James Brown at his word and convert ‘sitting time’ to ‘standing time’. It’s reported that British people sit for 8.9 hours each day on average and in recent years research has produced evidence that sitting for more than 4 hours each day can lead to a host of health problems.
So Friday 28th April 2017 is your chance to encourage your friends and colleagues to ‘take a stand’ – and see how much “sitting time” you can cut down during the day. Try simple changes such as stand during phone calls, taking a break from your computer or TV every 30 minutes, using the stairs instead of a lift, or having walking meetings or standing presentations at work.
Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Development Fund
Since 2013 the PCC’s office has distributed over £1.5m of grants to help community safety partners, including community and voluntary groups, to develop new ways to prevent and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour and to make our communities safer.
The new round of CSDF funding will be open shortly, and in anticipation of this the OPCC is pleased to offer partners the opportunity to learn more about the fund, and how to develop a successful bid at a CSDF Conference on Wednesday May 24th 2017 at Hylands House, Writtle, CM2 8WQ. The session will run from 9:30am to 1:30pm and will involve short presentations followed by a workshop and ending in a Q&A session where delegates have the chance to put their questions to the OPCC.
Places are free and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. To book your place on the conference please follow the link below.
Essex Short Breaks, Clubs & Activities Online Survey
There is an online survey available for parent/carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities who live in Essex. An opportunity to provide information that will be used to shape future clubs and activities for children and young people. To take part in the survey please see below.