Health, Disability and Mental Health

A not-for-profit organisation providing a door to door transport service to the residents of Rochford District and Castle Point Borough.  The service enables people to take part in activities that they would otherwise struggle to travel to, and therefore reduces exclusion and isolation of vulnerable…

Safe and friendly group for anyone suffering with worry, low mood or other mental health difficulties.

Futures in Mindservice for people who are looking for support with recovery from mental health problems and/or substance and alcohol misuse.

For those feeling low or anxious about finding a job Heads Up are supporting you back into work or training.  

For people working in health and social care affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritans will face it with you, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Mental Health Support across the Rochford District.

National Charity for elderly and terminally ill people and their pets (inc dog walking).

The Harbour Club promotes social inclusion for older adults with dementia.  The service is person centred and user led, they provide a service from Mondays -Thursdays, 9.45am -3.45pm.

Advice and support for people living with Multiple Sclerosis.

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.

Enhanced support for people living with dementia and their carers in the Rochford district.

The group make audio recordings of local news items and other matters of interest for those who are blind or sight impaired and who live in our area.  They are provided on USB memory sticks and portable listeners and special players can also be provided.

BASIS Promoting independence and reducing isolation within the community for visually impaired adults and their families in South Essex.

Cruse Bereavement is the leading national charity for bereaved people in. They offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies, and campaign to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.    

Provide advice and information on a wide range of issues affecting disabled people of any age.    

Free and confidential support of a non-medical nature who can help with:- Healthy living, quitting smoking, physical and mental wellbeing, independent living, mobility and equipment, home adaptations, safety and security, looking after someone, social inclusion, getting out and about, money worries.

Community based arts service managed by Essex Partnership University NHS Foiundation Trust (EPUT) for people aged 16+ who have either experienced mental health problems or are a carer. Open Arts is a charitable service working across Essex to help people improve and maintain their mental health and…

Dementia advisors provide information, practical guidance and support to help people living with dementia and their family and carers, understand dementia, cope with day to day challenges and prepare for the future by connecting you with the right support.

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.

Community Agents Essex support older people and their informal carers by promoting health and independence, reducing social isolation, finding practical solutions to mobility issues and daily living.

Hamelin Trust are a charity who provide support for adults and children living with disability and their carers.

Information and support for people with mental health issues.

Helps people with drug problems and provides information about drugs and drug misuse.

Helps people with alcohol problems. Drinkline offers information and self-help materials; help to callers worried about their own drinking; support to the family and friends of people who are drinking; advice to callers on where to go for help.  Drinkline is confidential and no names need be given….

The Art Ministry runs regular arts and crafts groups and clubs for a wide variety of people from Essex. We focus on people who are most likely to benefit from the opportunity that being involved in creative activity provides for making friends, boosting self confidence and improving self esteem.

BATIAS – Independent Advocacy Service Charity Advocacy for people with disability.

Motor Neurone Disease Support Charity

Community Transport to Southend Hospital.

Mental Health Adult Mental Health Support Line. Monday-Friday 9am–7pm

People Promoting good health and mental health wellbeing for people living with lower limb difference, contact: Klaire Harvey.

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