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
Colchester Area Food Banks
Braintree Area Food Banks
Clacton Area Food Banks
Keeping yourself safe online
Guide to living with worry and anxiety (PDF)

Emotional Wellbeing Support.

Public Health England

Public Health England – Advice for Parents and Carers

Student Minds

Office for Students

Mental Health Foundation

MIND

Young Minds

Everymind Matters

NHS

Samaritans

Other useful sites

Essex Safeguarding Children Board

Kooth

 

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.

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/

01206 621998

OPENING TIMES
Mon10:00 – 14:00
Tue10:00 – 14:00
Wed10:00 – 14:00
Thu10:00 – 14:00
Fri10:00 – 14:00
Sat10:00 – 14:00
SunClosed

ADDRESS

33 Moorside Business Park
(off East Hill, past Rollerworld onto the Moorside Estate)
Moorside
Colchester
CO1 2ZF

Colchester Family Hub

OPENING TIMES
Mon10:00 – 14:00
TueClosed
Wed10:00 – 14:00
ThuClosed
FriClosed
SatClosed
SunClosed

ADDRESS

63 North Station Road
Colchester
CO1 1RQ

Colchester Foodbank @ Greenstead

OPENING TIMES
MonClosed
Tue10:00 – 12:00
WedClosed
ThuClosed
FriClosed
SatClosed
SunClosed

ADDRESS

7 The Centre
Hawthorn Avenue
Colchester
CO4 3PX
CO4 3PX

 

Colchester Foodbank @ Brightlingsea

01206303902

OPENING TIMES
MonClosed
TueClosed
Wed10:30 – 12:30
ThuClosed
FriClosed
SatClosed
SunClosed

ADDRESS

Brightlingsea Parish Hall
Victoria Place
Brightlingsea
Essex
CO7 0BP

Colchester Foodbank @ Wivenhoe

01206 621998

OPENING TIMES
MonClosed
TueClosed
WedClosed
Thu10:00 – 12:00
FriClosed
SatClosed
SunClosed

ADDRESS

Congregational Church
High St
Wivenhoe
CO7 9AB
CO7 9AB

 

Clacton on Sea – Foodbanks

Clacton Food Bank (The Trussell Trust): https://clacton.foodbank.org.uk/

tel: 01255 431760

email: tracy.cooke@salvationarmy.org.uk

address: The Salvation Army Community Centre
103 Old Road
Clacton-on-Sea
Essex
CO15 1HN

 

Clacton-on-Sea Project – Foodcycle: https://www.foodcycle.org.uk/location/clacton/

Email: nicola@foodcycle.org.uk

Address: Pier Avenue Baptist Church
117 Pier Ave
Clacton-on-Sea
CO15 1NJ

 

Braintree Area Food Banks

Telephone: 01376 330694

Email: info@braintreearea.foodbank.org.uk

 

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
Blythes Meadows
Braintree Essex Cm7 3DA

 

Friday 10.00 – 14.00
Christ Church
London Road
Braintree Essex CM7 2LD

 

Friday 10.00 – 12.00
Witham Methodist Church
Guithavon Street
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.