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What's new, what's on and what campaigns can support your health and wellbeing?






Beat the Street Colchester Beat The Street Christmas Trail

A Christmas walking trail around Colchester town, follow clues and directions to find alphabet letters to unscramble a word. Those who submit the correct answer will be entered into a prize draw to win a prize! Download and print off your Trail sheet at the bottom of this page or pick one up in Leisure World's reception.  Get hunting- entries by noon Thursday 4th January!

pdf icon Walking Trail Question Set [520kb]

Play the video to see how to play Beat the Street:


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Winter Resilience Roadshows 2017-18

Community 360 Winter Resilience Roadshows are back!  Provides useful information on local businesses and charities within the area.  Advice on how to Stay Well this Winter with activities including; working with trading standards to test old electrical items, conducting energy bills reviews, promoting befriending groups, linking to Helpline or Healthchecks.  All roadshows are free to attend, see your nearest roadshow below.

December - Winter Resilience Roadshow
Thursday, 7 December 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Old Heath Community Centre, D'Arcy Road, Colchester, CO2 8BB

January - Winter Resilience Roadshow
Monday, 15 January 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:  Abbots Activity Centre, 39 Ladbrooke Drive, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RW

February - Winter Resilience Roadshow
Thursday, 15 February 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Forrest Road Meeting Hall, Forest Road, Colchester, CO4 3XG

For more information please visit: call on 01206 505250 or email


Big White Wall

An online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that cares. When you're dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, they offer free online support for ages 16-18 visit their website for more info;


Volunteering outdoors helps improve mental health

Volunteers on wildlife projects benefit from a big boost to their mental health, according to research undertaken at University of Essex. Two-thirds of all the participants noticed improved wellbeing within six weeks. Read more here;


Livewell health and wellbeing grants have recently provided support to....

Open Road: 

For one of their alcohol support projects. Empowering individuals, families and communities in their journey of recovery from the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol and other addictions.

The Big Garden

Support to help enable the Big Garden at Highwoods Country Park to be taken over by a community interest company from September 2017

Genesis Housing Association

Genesis support people with a wide range of mental health diagnoses and at different stages of their recovery journey. The Livewell grant is helping to provide nutritionist support and gardening sessions to set up a vegetable growing area for clients with mental health issues at Jackson House in Colchester

Colchester Bike Kitchen

CBK is a not-for-profit service to help adults and children learn how to do their own regular bike checks and to get assistance with simple repairs. We are support them to provide cycle training for Syrian refugees

Beacon House

Beacon House Ministries is a Christian charity that was established to help homeless people, those in insecure accommodation and those at high risk of homelessness. Beacon House offers a wide range of support services, providing a necessary and vital lifeline to these vulnerable individuals.

The Livewell grant is supporting their healthy lifestyles project keeping healthy keeping well.


MS-UK is a national charity dedicated to empowering people with multiple sclerosis to make the most of today, and live life to the full.

Livewell Colchester has provided support to help fund mindfulness courses for clients with MS

Colchester Young Children's Festival

This year will be the 22nd Colchester Young Children's Festival and volunteers raise funds every year, which Livewell Colchester are helping to support, to put on a free fun day out for families and children as well as advice from relevant services and providing free books and clothes to those who will benefit.

Disability 4 Sport

D4S provide a wide range of sporting opportunities and activities that are aimed at engaging and empowering disabled people of all ages and abilities, with the intention of improving physical health and mental well-being.

Livewell Colchester is supporting D4S to set up football sessions for those with hearing impairment and young people living with families affected by hearing impairment.

Happy Handlebars

Supporting 3 events to promote cycling and encouraging people to have a go and get on their bike. 




Events to help you to Livewell in Colchester this....


Auld Nag's Folly - This was held on Sunday 17th September. Whilst "Beetroot" the Beat the Street/Livewell horse didn't win, she put in a great performance.

Click here to find out more.

Cards are now available from libraries and Colchester Leisure World sites as well as Abbey Field and Hawthorn surgeries (for patients) so pick up a card and register ready to play from 20th September.

For more information visit





Check out all the FREE things you can do in Colchester this autumn!

Find out more here. 


Bewell with the Junior Park Run

FREE weekly 2k timed run for juniors (4-14 year olds). Aiming to get the younger generation into a fun and healthy lifestyle as well as meeting new friends. They meet every Sunday morning for a warm up at 8.45, ready to start running at 9am. meet by the café at Old Heath Recreation ground, CO1 2ER

Find out more at





Five Ways to Wellbeing campaign

Five ways to Wellbeing shares five ways that are proven to keep an individual well, both physically and mentally.

The five ways to wellbeing are to be active, connect with others, take notice, keep learning and give.

For more information watch the video.

or take a look here -  #5waysessex


ONEYOU Campaign

Helping you to get back to a healthier you.

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Eatwell Campaign

Eat well with the change4life Be Food smart campaign. 

Find out more.