Replenish UK aims to provide support to those in the community suffering or at risk of suffering from mental health problems and addictions.
This will be done by the provision of pastoral care, befriending, recovery groups, healing events and through networking with local church and faith organisations to provide ongoing support, a help towards recovery, replenishment and restoration.
Our aim is to provide a range of services delivering friendships, recovery groups and pastoral care.
We also offer training and support for churches on mental health awareness. We want to equip the church to understand mental health disorders and addictions, supportive recovery and the role of the church.
Chair and Trustee
Rebecca is chair and founder of Replenish UK who having worked in mental health for eight years recognised the desperate need of those suffering from mental health problems. In 2014 she set up pastoral care in her field of work and in 2016 decided to expand this into the community and Replenish UK was founded.
Rebecca loves the good life and currently keeps goats, chickens and cats. She lives in Essex with her husband Leigh.
Secretary and Trustee
Julie is a trustee of Replenish UK and has been a befriender for the organisation since 2017. She has previously worked in a variety of roles, including with young people in care, care leavers, homeless people and people with mental health problems. Julie recently completed an Open University degree in Psychology and Counselling and has a Certificate in Counselling Skills.
Julie lives in Essex with her husband Paul and enjoys spending time with her family.
Art Coordinator and Trustee
Leigh is a trustee and art co ordinator for Replenish UK. As a keen amateur artist he has held many exhibitions over the years. Now he helps Replenish service users find self expression through all manner of creative techniques, at regular art workshops in Maldon Essex. Leigh says ‘A relaxed social atmosphere falls into place each time producing a lot of fun and fascinating artistry’.
Leigh lives with his wife Rebecca and several goats.