The South Essex Extended Services Team

In the current circumstances we are having to change our way of working, not only to protect our staff, but also to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Sadly, we are not able to provide any of our support groups and courses at the moment.

Additional support

Our colleagues at Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services are offering practical support across the area at this worrying time 

CAVS Notice

Our colleagues at Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services are offering practical support across the area at this worrying time.

If you are self Isolating or have a long term health condition, lonely and Isolated, housebound, in need of picking up shopping or in need of a friendly phone call then please contact CAVS Ways to Wellness team who will be happy to help.

On 01268 214000 or email: wellness@cavsorg.uk

CAVS are open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Out of these hours please either leave a message or email: wellness@cavsorg.uk

(Castle Point, Rayleigh and Rochford)



COMPASS - 24/7 Domestic Abuse helpline

*Compass will remain open 24/7*

COMPASS is the single point of access helpline to support victims of domestic abuse across Southend, Essex and Thurrock.

Compass is available 24hrs a day, for callers to speak with a trained member of staff who will complete an assessment and ensure contact is made with the most appropriate support service. There will be an easy to use online form for both the public and professionals wishing to make a referral.

0330 333 7444

enquiries@essexcompass.org.uk  

Kooth

www.kooth.com is a free, confidential, safe and anonymous way for young people aged 11-19th birthday to ask for help from a team of highly qualified and experienced counsellors and support workers. This is a service that has been commissioned by Southend, Essex & Thurrock CCGs, for all young people who live in Southend, Essex & Thurrock to be able to access.

Kooth.com is a well-established, award-winning online counselling agency and is accredited by The British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP). Founded in 2001, they are leading pioneers of online counselling in the UK, having won a number of prestigious awards.

It is a transformational lifeline that has successfully helped and continues to reach the very vulnerable, many of whom would never have access to face-to-face counselling.

KOOTH service includes:

• drop in chats with counsellors;
• booked 1:1 chats with a counsellor;
• themed message forums;
• secure web-based email;
• articles regarding mental health.

https://xenzone.com/kooth/ for information about Kooth
https://kooth.com/ for the site for young people