With You in Mind

With You in Mind is a social, inclusive wellbeing hub for Chelmsford, based at our Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre.

With You in Mind is a social, inclusive, wellbeing hub for people aged 18 and over in Chelmsford. 

We offer inclusive activity sessions for people who want to improve their confidence, wellbeing and mental health. Our team of Activity Coordinators and Mental Health First Aiders will support you at each session.


"Though I was initially nervous about attending the With You In Mind group, I felt welcomed and accepted soon enough. The group has given me an enjoyable outlet following a long time of isolation; whether I am playing badminton, having a coffee and a chat or beating Tom at Dobble. 

Other aspects I like about the group is that we are able to suggest activities, there are the occasional classes offered and it has been an opportunity to meet new people."  Tom

Group activities

Our activity co-ordinators and mental health first aiders at the centre will be on hand delivering a variety of activities including: 

  • badminton
  • table tennis
  • group exercise classes
  • led walks
  • relaxation sessions
  • an area for board games
  • mindful colouring 
  • workshops

Sport activity session not for you and want to get outdoors? You can also attend gardening sessions by volunteering with our parks department.

You can also suggest other activities you would like us to include in the programme. We want you to feel part of a group and be social with people who will be supportive and empathise with your needs and support you to build your confidence.

1 to 1 hub

Our 1 to 1 hub will provide an area to speak openly to our support team who can help with signposting you to services. 

The team will be on hand before and after sessions to speak confidentially over day to day worries you may have. The team provide a supportive network to make you feel at ease and enable you to explore a variety of coping strategies.

How do I attend?

If you think that you would benefit from support and access to low level activities and social interactions to boost your mood, then simply refer yourself onto our programme.

If you are 16 or over, you can come along to one of our sessions, but you will need to book first.

To book or make any other enquiries, you can:

No children are allowed at the sessions.

Days, times, location and price

  • 2pm to 4pm, every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre, Salerno Way, CM1 2EH 
  • £3 per person, for each two hour session. Your first session is free.
  • There will be limited activities available on Wednesday 30 March, due to other events at the centre
Special sessions
  • Wednesday 22 June: yoga
  • Thursday 28 July: table tennis coaching
  • Thursday 29 September: board games with Counter Culture
  • Wednesday 26 October: self-defence
  • Wednesday 23 November: Pilates

All special sessions run from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Can I volunteer?

Feel as though you can give something back? Speak to our active co-ordinators and see if you could support peers and clients at the sessions. 

What better way to empower other people, develop your own skills and further support mental health and wellbeing than at our Chelmsford hub.

To find out more please contact our Wellbeing Team or call 01245 606569.

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Office opening times

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm


  • Play in the Park
  • Heart and Sole walks
  • All information correct at time of publishing.


Contact form

01245 606569

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