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.

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.

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.