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Useful links

These websites may be useful for you to find help and support:

Essex Lottery, We have joined the Essex Lottery where you will have the opportunity to win monetary prizes and support our charity. Please have a look and good luck.

Citizens Advice,

Ministry of Justice,

Cornelius Vermuyden School, We are pleased to work in partnerhsip with the school delivering our Peer Listening programmes. The aim is to work with the students to improve confidence, raise self esteem, reduce bullying, improve wellbeing and increase resilience.

Relate, "the relaationship people" the largest provider of relationship support in the country.

Sorting Out Separation,

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy,

Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services,

Southend Association of Voluntary Services,

Counselling Directory, I am sure you will find a suitable counsellor within Relate South Essex as our team are highly experienced and qualified. Supported by very experienced supervisors. However, if you feel we are unable to assist there are a number of sites to refer to. I am unable to recommend any one individual or organisation on this site. Please make sure you check out any information supplied by the counsellor or organisation before you meet with the counsellor.

Catch 22,

Families in Focus,

James Hornsby School, We are pleased to work in partnership with the James Hornsby School delivering student counselling.

Southend High School for Girls, We are pleased to work in partnership with Southend High School for Girls delivering student counselling.

Rayleigh, Rochford and District Association for Voluntary Service,

Why do we find it so hard to talk about money,

Rethink, Leading the way to a better quality of life for everyone affected by severe mental illness.

Healthwatch Essex, Healthwatch Essex is an independent voice for the people of Essex. We gather and represent your views about health and care services in the county to help improve them.

Healthwatch Southend,

1. Advice and information Healthwatch Southend is your independent one stop shop for advice and information about health and social care services locally.

Grandparents Plus, Grandparents Plus is the national charity which champions the vital role of grandparents and the wider family in children's lives
- especially when they take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances and when they have lost contact with children. We do this because we want to make children's lives better.

Grocery Aid, GroceryAid helps thousands of retail/grocery colleagues in need, through the supply chain and will this year spend more than £4.5 million on welfare support, be it financial assistance or through the GroceryAid Helpline. Please ring them to see whether you are eligible for relationship counselling funding with ourselves. Contact the Grocery Aid Helpline on freephone 0808 8021 122 or email

The Charity for Civil Servants,

The Charity for Civil Servants may be able to fund your counselling with us as they help civil servants, past and present, and their financial dependants.

If you work for an organisation sponsored by a government department, you may also be eligible to apply for help.

Please note this doesn't include the Armed Forces, National Health Service or Local Authority employees

If you're not sure call them on : 0800 056 2424.
Or you can email:

Bank Workers Charity, If you're a current or former bank employee the Bank Workers Charity may be able to fund your counselling with us. Telephone them on 0800 0234 834 between 9 and 5 Monday to Friday.

Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association CABA, Whether your an existing, former, retired Chartered Accountant or in training CABA may be able to fund relationship or family counselling with us. Please contact them first to establish eligibility on 01788 556 366

RAF Benevolent Fund, If you are currently serving personnel, or a veteran the RAFBF may be able to assist with funding of our counselling service whether it is relationship or family counselling. Therefore if you need our help then contact RAFBF in the first instance on 0800 169 2942

royal naval royal marine charity,

Royal Naval Royal Marine Charity RNRMC, Serving naval staff and families looking for counselling? RNRMC may be able to fund your counselling sessions. Contact Relate South Essex in the first instance on 01702 342901 where we will be able to discuss this with you and next steps.

Money Advice Service, Helpful, easy to use money advice website.

Childline, Recieve advice from a wide range of issues, user friendly for children.

DirectGov, Public services all available in one website.

Family Lives, Parentline and support parenting.

Samaritans, For emotional support

The Albert Kennedy Trust, Supports young LGBT 16-25 year olds who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment.

Mind, Offers mental health advice.

Young Minds, Offers support for those who are worried about their young person's behaviour or mental health. Information, helpline and a survival guide.

Harmless, A user led organisation offering support, information and counselling for people who self harm.

The Prince's Trust, Gives practical and financial support to young people who need it most., Information and a forum for dads to share experiences.

UK Youth, Encourages young people to be the best they can be.

Got a teenager, Advice for parents of teenagers.

Families Need Fathers, Committed to finding ways to obtain, for the children, the best possible blend of both parents in the lives of children.

Family Rights Group, Advises families whose children are involved with or need services because of welfare needs or concerns.

NetMums, Online community for Mums to share their parenting highs and lows.

Mumsnet, Online community for Mums to share their parenting highs and lows.

One Plus One, Encourages early action to strengthen relationships and offers skills and knowledge before it is too late. You will find articles, videos, real stories and research papers.


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