Chat 1st was borne of a vision to tackle loneliness and social isolation.
For many years the Brentwood Centre has specialised in offering the community many wellbeing programmes. Chat 1st enables the Centre to lead the way in pulling all those programmes together under one umbrella. To provide a single point of entry for people looking to improve their wellbeing; a place where you can turn immediately if you aren't quite sure of the support available to you.
The programme recognises the need to support all areas of wellbeing in unison - including physical, mental and social wellbeing. Very often someone who
needs the support of a physical wellbeing programme can also enjoy the benefits of the mental wellbeing classes and social activities, the Chat 1st
programme empowers users to do this – with the same support team, all under one roof!
The Brentwood Centre has long been a centre of excellence for inclusivity within the leisure industry. With a clear inclusive pledge:
To ensure equal access to all members of society, whatever their age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, beliefs, social or economic status.
The next step was to create a way to champion the great work being done within the specialist teams at the Brentwood Centre. And Chat 1st was born, on 4th December 2018.
So whether it's our mental wellbeing classes, Cardiac Rehab, our MS Group, Fitness for Health, Ace Weight Matters, Wellbeing Walks, Young at Heart, Aquacess, Aqua Mobility, Cancer Rehab, our Autism programme, our Dementia friendly activities, the Community Garden, the youth programme or one of the many other fantastic classes...Chat 1st is the place to find out more. With no waiting lists we are here today and can’t wait to meet you!
For timetables and more details of all our Chat 1st Programmes and Chat 1st Youth Programmes, please follow the links on the right-hand side of this page. To register, simply click here, call 01277 215151 or drop into the Centre to speak to a member of the Chat 1st support team.