The latest news and updates from Active Essex and our partners.

It’s time to get your workforce active!

Businesses and organisations throughout Essex are supporting staff to live healthier and more active lifestyles as part of the Active Essex Foundation’s 30:30 Essex challenge. With employees spending on average 35-40 hours a week at work and one in fou…

Festival of fun and fitness coming to Colchester

Following the success of the first event in 2018, women and girls in Colchester are invited to the sought-after second ‘Women Like Us’ festival, taking place on Saturday 22 June between 9:30am and 2.00pm at Colchester United Stadium. From Bounce and Zu…

May One in a Million – Audrey Clark, Brentwood Community Tree

The first Community Tree was developed in 2013 by Brentwood Community Print (BCP), a Community Interest Company based in Warley, Essex that provide employment and supported work experience for people in recovery from mental illness. The Brentwood Commu…

Coaching Week 2019 – Celebrating Essex Coaches

Monday 3rd – Sunday 9th June is National Coaching week. Throughout the week we encouraged our social media followers to share stories of their coaches and their experiences as coaches. We have so many amazing coaches within the County, but we could onl…

Budding athletes take part in 2019 Active Essex Spring School Games

Almost 500 primary and secondary school students from across Essex competed at the 2019 Active Essex Spring School Games which included track and field events such as relay races, triple jump and javelin, as well as inclusive sitting volleyball, held a…

Inspirational basketball project doubles numbers at African youth club in Colchester

A community group which supports African families in Colchester has praised the “fantastic” success of a new Active Essex basketball project which has more than doubled the number of its youth club members. African Families in the UK (AFiUK) is a commu…

Five ways for Essex families to get active this half-term!

Families in Essex  are encouraged to get active this half term, as the Active Essex Foundation prepares to launch its 30:30 Essex challenge, encouraging residents to take part in 30 minutes of physical activity for 30 days in the month of June. Regular…

Festival of fun and fitness coming soon to Thurrock

Women and girls in Thurrock are being invited to attend the first ever ‘Women Like Us’ festival being held on Saturday 22nd June between 10am and 1pm at the Civic Hall, Impulse Leisure, Grays. From Clubbercise, Pilates and racket sports, to cricket, he…

Bike to School Week, Healthy Eating and Child Safety

An important message for Essex schools from our Public Health and Healthy Schools Team Subject: Bike to School Week, Healthy Eating and Child Safety Date: June 2019 Issue: No. 6 The Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service (ECFWS) supports children, fa…

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Throughout Mental Health Awareness week (13-19 May 2019) we shared stories from our This Girl Can Essex and Essex All Together Ambassadors. The inspiring stories were based around how physical activity had helped their mental health. Please find the st…

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