Bright Futures

‘Bright Futures’ is a service which has been set up by Essex County Council and funded by the Big Lottery Fund, to work with Children, Young People and thei families; within the Tendring area, who are identified as not in education, employment or training (NEET) or who are at risk of becoming NEET in the future.

The ‘Bright Futures’ project works with you to identify the difficulties that are negatively impacting on your life. Then they will work alongside you; offering support and guidance to address these areas; empowering you to make effective, sustainable change.

For more information call 033301 38844

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)