Children and Young People

Provides support for families living in Essex with children aged between 0-25 years with any special need or disability. No formal diagnosis or professional referral is necessary to access SNAP services.

SAFE is a support group for individuals and families affected by Asperger Syndrome (AS) and High Functioning Autism (HFA) in Essex, including the unitaries of Southend and Thurrock.

Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC.    

XL-Mentoring is a partnership between the Megacentre Rayleigh and Christ Church Rayleigh providing 1-2-1 mentoring for young people aged 10-18 to help them realise their potential.

The Citizens Advice Bureau has produced a free guide about the help that is available to working parents with school costs, meals, uniforms, transport and much more.

Supporting people an their unpaid carers who need help with their mental health and wellbeing. Offering Therapeutic gardening, recovery classes, employment training and social activities.

Bar’N’Bus Charity working with children and young people.

Support for families at risk of social exclusion, helps families overcome difficulties that may lead to a child being taken into care.

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