Happy New Year!

When the clock strikes midnight on 31st December, we  usually turn our focus on new beginnings, new ways to improve our health and wellbeing.  Here at Working Well we want to support you in a range of self-care activities and schemes.  We have a range of exciting Guest Speaker sessions, as well as new eLearning, training and national campaigns to help you, and your colleagues start the New Year with a bang!

Guest Speaker Sessions:

  • Thur 12th January – Green Growth workplace funding and support – Essex County Council
  • Tue 17th January – Jeff Brazier – Men and Grief
  • Thur19th January – Workplace Energy Saving Project – Our Story – Baker Labels
  • Tue 24th January – Abberton Rural Training – Seasonal and Eco gardening hints and tips
  • Mon 30th January – 3 Food 4U – Join Pesh to find out more about the foodbank and the additional support available for anyone in Essex
  • Tue 31st January – Boundaries and Self Care (Apprentices only)
  • Tue 31st January – Dementia Friends training


We are proud to launch the following new eLearning training sessions:


  • Thur 5th January – 6 weeks Introduction to Mindfulness
  • Thur 12th January – 6 weeks Self Care
  • Thur 12th January – 6 week Managing Health
  • We are re-launching our Apprenticeship Growth programme – for more details visit:

Local and National Campaigns:

  • Red January – RED January is a nationwide movement empowering you to get active every day to support your own mental wellbeing, and raise funds to help Sport in Mind reach and support others.2022 is proving a difficult year. The impact of the pandemic and the sharp rise in the cost of living is taking its toll on all of us. Before the pandemic, an estimated one in eight of us globally were living with a mental disorder, and according to WHO research, ‘the first year of the pandemic increased both anxiety and depressive disorders by 25%’. With winter already a traditionally tough time of year, made more difficult with ongoing inflation issues, these figures look likely to continue to be challenging.  Research from the University of Oxford shows that more than half of REDers experience a significant improvement in happiness and a reduction in anxiety, and 74% report being more active than usual during the campaign, all whilst raising funds to help others in the community.So whether you’re already part of the RED community, or this will be your first January with us, join the thousands taking part for their mental wellbeing and set your movement goals today.
  • For more information visit – https://join.redjanuary.com/

Videos and Podcasts:

BBC Radio 4 – Just One Thing – with Michael Mosley, Sleep Well – with Michael Mosley, Sleep Well – Episode 1: Breathe

Why not check out our Green Growth Campaign this January? click here