We understand that this time may be very difficult and overwhelming so we have provided some links in case you may need some extra support.
Emotional Wellbeing Support.
Emotional Wellbeing Support – Self Care.
Public Health England – a simple visual guide to looking after your feelings and your body during COVID 19.
Public Health England – Advice for Parents and Carers – Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID 19 pandemic.
Mental Health Foundation – Advice and tips on looking after your mental health as lockdown eases and if you have to stay at home.
MIND – Advice and information on taking care of your mental health during coronavirus, access to free online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy modules on COVID 19 – support for emotions, Sleep, Stress and Resilience via the MIND online platform SilverCloud.
Young Minds – Coronavirus advice and mental health support for anyone struggling with self-isolation, coronavirus and the impact on your mental health.
Everymind Matters – An NHS website providing advice, support and information including self-care videos including self-care and social media and self-care and exercise.
NHS Mental Health Apps Library – A library of Apps available some free some at a cost to support your mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Samaritans – The Samaritans are there to listen, no judgement, no pressure. Contactable 24/7 by calling, writing a letter or by email.
A link to the Samaritans self help app is also available on the Samaritans website.
Kooth – An online counselling and mental wellbeing platform for children and young people. Discussion boards, helpful articles, tips and support.
Student Minds – Resources, information and support for University Students
Student Space – Online platform, provided by Student Mind for University Students seeking support with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Phone, email, text message and webchat support from trained volunteers.
Keeping yourself safe online
At this time when you are likely to be spending more time online, we would like to remind you of support available for you to keep yourself safe online.
- Childline – for support
- UK Safer Internet Centre – to report and remove harmful online content
- CEOP – for advice on making a report about online abuse
- Thinkuknow – for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
If it is an emergency or crisis situation please call the emergency services on 999.
Foodbanks in Colchester
Colchester Foodbank https://colchester.foodbank.org.uk/
|Mon||10:00 – 14:00|
|Tue||10:00 – 14:00|
|Wed||10:00 – 14:00|
|Thu||10:00 – 14:00|
|Fri||10:00 – 14:00|
|Sat||10:00 – 14:00|
33 Moorside Business Park
(off East Hill, past Rollerworld onto the Moorside Estate)
Colchester Family Hub
|Mon||10:00 – 14:00|
|Wed||10:00 – 14:00|
63 North Station Road
Colchester Foodbank @ Greenstead
|Tue||10:00 – 12:00|
7 The Centre
Colchester Foodbank @ Brightlingsea
|Wed||10:30 – 12:30|
Brightlingsea Parish Hall
Colchester Foodbank @ Wivenhoe
|Thu||10:00 – 12:00|
Clacton on Sea – Foodbanks
Clacton Food Bank (The Trussell Trust): https://clacton.foodbank.org.uk/
tel: 01255 431760
address: The Salvation Army Community Centre
103 Old Road
Clacton-on-Sea Project – Foodcycle: https://www.foodcycle.org.uk/location/clacton/
Address: Pier Avenue Baptist Church
117 Pier Ave
Braintree Area Food Banks
Telephone: 01376 330694
Monday 10.00 – 12.00
St Andrews Church Hall
Halsted Essex C09 2LD
Tuesday 10.00 – 12.00
The Church in Great Notley
Bridge End Lane Great Notley
Braintree Essex Cm77 7GN
Wednesday 11.00 – 14:00
Braintree Baptist Church
Braintree Essex Cm7 3DA
Friday 10.00 – 14.00
Braintree Essex CM7 2LD
Friday 10.00 – 12.00
Witham Methodist Church
Witham Essex CM81BJ
The hours may be subject to change due to number of volunteers and change from the government and The Trussell Trust.
Please note this is a 3 day crisis service and can only be accessed with a voucher. To find out further information you can email or telephone.