Residents of Chelmsford offered free advice to combat stress, anxiety or depression at ARU


A leading Essex-based based psychotherapist and founder of mental health education platform,, is on a mission to rid Chelmsford of stress, anxiety and depression.

Mark Newey has been practising psychotherapy for over 20 years and has successfully treated over 3000 people. On Thursday 19 August, at 3pm and 7.30pm at Michael Salmon Building, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, he’ll launch the first in a series of events to provide free support to those suffering with stress, anxiety or depression, or advice to those worried about a friend or loved one.

The latest figures¹ show 1 in 6 people report a common mental health problem in any given week and with waiting lists on the NHS spiralling, Mark is passionate about making a difference.

He says: “We need to shake-up the current mental health system and provide people with the skills to cope with all that life throws at them. At the moment we wait until someone becomes stressed, anxious or depressed, then offer support. We don’t need to do that; we can be proactive and learn how to cope with an issue before it becomes a problem. To do this we need to understand how our minds work, become self-aware, build self-esteem, gain self-empowerment and develop an ability to self-care.”

Entry is free-of-charge, but ideally needs to be booked in advance,

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