Essex County Council (ECC) has funded four voluntary and community organisations across the county to support children, young people and adults who have experienced loss.

Grief and bereavement can significantly affect a person’s mental health, often leaving them lonely, overwhelmed and unsure about where to turn.

Person-centred support

Support will be delivered in a range of ways, including face-to-face, in person, online or as part of a wider group, in line with the person’s needs. 

The new support is solutions focused. This means professionals will work together with residents, based on their needs, to enable them to develop positive coping strategies and practical, gradual steps to cope.

This approach will help people develop increased resilience, improve their mental health and ensure they know how, when and where to access ongoing support as they come to terms with their loss.

How can you access this support?

Residents can contact the four organisations using the details below:

  1. Age Well East – Colchester and Tendring
    Tel: 0300 37 33 333,
  2. Farleigh Hospice – Chelmsford, Braintree and Maldon
    Tel: 01245 457308,
  3. West Essex Community Action Network (WECAN) – Harlow, Epping Forest and Uttlesford
    Tel: 01992 910 701 or 07967 726 851,
  4. St Lukes Hospice – Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point and Rochford
    01277 655039 or 01268  524973.

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