“A Busy Event”

"A busy event” took place at St.Margaret's Hospital on 5th November when West Essex Mind & Spirit help their Autumn Networking Lunch.

Attendees enjoyed a splendid lunch and had time to talk with others from the West Essex caring sector . The Lunch was served by volunteers from the West Essex cluster.The theme was "Local Faith in Action".

Two presentations were given. One from Alison Dolan , from The Box, centre in Epping. She gave an excellent talk about their work amongst young people , many excluded from mainstream schooling . They now have a great purpose designed centre and operate many events.

The second presentation was given by Jane Walters , from Affordable Counselling. Jane used a PowerPoint presentation to trace the history of the organisation , once known as "family Care and counselling" . She also spoke about the current service they provide and how it can be accessed. One of their counselors also spoke about her work.As the name implies counselling is available from a very minimal amount.

Chaplain Rev Paul Walker led an interesting time of Question and answers from attendees and presenters.

The next West Essex Networking lunch is due on the 8th March 2016."