Sep 2017

  • Swan Housing partner with us to start youth club in Beechwood Village. 
  • EmpowerMe launches in Wickford and Upminster

Aug 2017

  • Our third Walking Marathon took place this year backed by #ThisGirlCan. 27 brave souls took part and enjoyed their day! We walked from Pitsea to Shoeburyness, stopped off in the pub for lunch then headed back to Leigh via Southend pier
  • Drop Zone Youth Club morphs into 'Well Youth' Club, with the aims of supporting and developing youth wellbeing
  • Natasha joins us as a volunteer Youth Leader

July 2017

  • Launch of Walk 4 Wellbeing: Wickford, supported by Active Basildon and The NNA
  • Launched public interest for School Walking Bus in Pitsea via social media
  • #TeamMotivated cycle from London to Southend. Well done guys!

June 2017

  • Motivated Minds recruited new team members, who are helping us grow and reach more people in need.
  • Delivered various workshops in primary and secondary schools to young people, including puberty, sexual health and drugs and alcohol. 

May 2017

  • Motivated Minds open an office in Laindon Shopping Centre, we're there Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • #TeamMotivated climb Mount Snowdon for their personal monthly challenge
  • Tracey joins us as a Community Volunteer

April 2017

  • #TeamMotivated undertake and complete 5k swimathon
  • New LGBTQ+ support network set up for under 25's in South Essex. 
  • Upminster Wellbeing sessions have been launched.
  • Motivated Minds become an official supporter of Walk4Life.

February 2017

  • Mud, really at this time of year?! Crazy are our #TeamMotivated as they tackled an 8k obstacle course at Stubbers 'Mud 'N Madness' 
  • We love running school workshops and this month we were at the lovely Grovehouse in Brentwood delivering awareness around Drugs and Alcohol to students and staff.

Jan 2017

  • We launched our new EmpowerME self-development book club in Pitsea. Each month a different book is reviewed. 
  • Kate comes on board as a volunteer for our Youth Drop Zone in Wickford. Howdy Kate!

Dec 2016

  • For the second year in a row, Motivated Minds supported Justin and his team in making a remarkable Christmas Day come true to those that would have otherwise spent it alone. 

Aug 2016

  • Junior Motivators are formed from the young people we've inspired. They have set up as our young person's wellbeing ambassadors. 
  • Daisy undertakes a sponsored bike ride in aid of Bridging the GAP. 
  • We hosted our 2nd year 'Walking Marathon' with over 20 entrants all undertaking either 10k, half marathon, or the full 26.2 miles. All I am saying is blisters, smiles and see you for year 3! 

July 2016

  • Sanctuary Housing commission 'Community Picnic' school holiday programme across Rayleigh and Rochford. 
  • #TeamMotivated went Nuclear - well it was a blast at the Nuclear summer party.

Mar 2016

  • We welcome a new addition to the volunteer team, Debbie. Debbie is passionate about helping young people!
  • Life Choices runs in Brentwood in partnership with Brentwood Council, Essex Fire Service and Essex Youth Service. 

Feb 2016

  • Delivery continues across Brentwood, Basildon, Rayleigh and Castle Point of various Wellbeing programmes for young people, commissioned by Essex Youth Service. 
  • Staff all receive up-dated training on legal highs

Jan 2016

  • Youth Services commission Drugs and Alcohol workshops to secondary schools across south Essex
  • First 7 day Wellbeing retreat held in Malaga, Spain. 
  • Motivated Minds and Brentwood Council work on 'Life Choices' programme for young people

Dec 2015

  • Opens 'Youth Drop Zone' on a Friday night in Wickford
  • Carla becomes #ThisGirlCan ambassador for Active Essex and appears back on Good Morning Britain
  • Community Christmas hosts 56 socially isolated / vulnerable individuals for Christmas Day celebrations. 

Nov 2015

  • Youth Wellbeing delivery begins across Brentwood
  • Angela and Kaily become 'Community Wellbeing Ambassadors for Basildon' as part of our volunteer team. 
  • Motivated Minds joins Community Christmas enabling all those alone at Christmas to join us for a Christmas Day full of food, festivities and presents. 

Oct 2015


  • Deanes School starts pupil wellbeing programme
  • Youth Holiday 'Sport 4 Wellbeing' launched across Rayleigh
  • Pitsea Thursday morning 'Walk 4 Wellbeing' in partnership with Heart of Pitsea

Sep 2015

  • Carla undertakes 'Good Morning Britain's' Tough Mudder - Tough Mums challenge. 
  • Staff training on Sexual Health
  • Bridging the GAP: Wickford receives funding to run as an after school activity for young people and OAPs

Aug 2015

  • Counselling service starts in partnership with Jobcentre Plus
  • MM host their very own 'Exercise Buddy Personal Challenge' 
  • Bridging the GAP smashes expectations!

Jul 2015

  • Basildon Council funds pilot 'Bridging the GAP' - community project.
  • Carla's weight loss story is featured in Bella magazine.
  • #TeamMotivated climb Mount Snowdon for charity

Jun 2015

  • Jane Conibear joins the Motivated Minds team as Quality and Development Manager 
  • Carla and Julie run London City Mile
  • Carla's 5 stone weight loss makes the Billericay and Wickford Gazette
  • Motivated Minds help host 'Big Lunch' community event in Basildon and raises £1,300 for charity

May 2015

  • Motivated Minds start Incredible Edible project in Basildon
  • Motivated Minds starts Board Game club and Challenging Behaviour support groupin Basildon

Apr 2015

  • South Essex College partnership set-up to offer free counselling services across West and South Essex. 
  • Multi-partner working group set-up to organise 'Wellbeing Week 2016' across Basildon District . 
  • #TeamMotivated swam 5k Swimathon for charity. 

Jan - Mar 


  • Motivated Minds registered as Community Interest Company under Wellbeing 4 Life CIC
  • Exercise Buddy network set-up in Basildon and Castlepoint
  • Joins partnerships with; Essex County Council Youth Services and Work Ready People. 
  • Carla appeared on ITV's Good Morning Britain 'Sugar Free Challenge'.