Help & Support

We all need help and support at some point – there’s no point suffering in silence and it’s a sure bet that someone’s already been through what you might be going through right now.  Whatever it is, make that first step – and who knows where it might lead to….?

ACE Lifestyle
Birth Certificate, how to get a copy
Bright Futures
Catch 22 TLC (Talking Listening Changing)
Child Benefit Extension
Citizens Advice – Tendring
Colchester & Tendring Youth Enquiry Service ( y.e.s.)
Doctors Surgery Registration
ECL Sensory Service
Essex Youth Service
Extra- Support for Families (EXTRA)
Family Plus
Family Solutions
Food Banks
Free Early Education
Frisky & Risky
Harwich Community Consortium
Health in Mind
Home Start
Housing Advice
ID card, how to get one
Inclusion Ventures
National Insurance card replacement
Open Road
Remap Essex
Respect not Fear
Safe in Essex
Sure Start Children’s Centres
TACMEP (Tendring and Colchester Minority Ethnic Partnership)
Teen Talk (Harwich)
The Cybersmile Foundation
WDP Family First

Need Help? Got Any Questions? [email protected]

Freephone 0800 8815115

Childline is a free, private and confidential, 24 hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years.
Call 0800 1111 or visit

NHS advice
If you are feeling unwell and need a telephone health assessment, please call the NHS service free of charge from any phone.
Call 111 or visit

A multi-award winning cyberbullying non-profit support organisation for young people experienced cyberbullying.
Call 0845 6887277 or visit

To offer a listening service for those going through a personal crisis and want to talk about their despair or suicidal feelings.
Call 0845 790 9090 (24 hours) or visit

Crisis Helpline
Emergency support team covering Colchester & Tendring.
Mental health and Wellbeing.
Call 0845 038 0800 (24 hours)