Essex Support Services

On this page, you will find local resources designed to support families caring for victims of sexual or violent crimes in Essex.

Victim Support help anyone affected by crime – the victim, friends and family or others involved. You can get help at anytime regardless of when the crime took place. Victim Support help you to:

  1. Feel safe and secure.
  2. Understand your rights and services you’re entitled to.
  3. Explore ways to cope.
  4. Connect you to support networks.

Compass is a partnership of domestic abuse services providing support in Essex.

Here you can find information and advice on what to do and how to get help if you have been a victim of crime in Essex, Southend or Thurrock.

SETDAB provide advice and information on services for those affected by domestic abuse.

Safer Places exist to reduce the incidence and impact of domestic and sexual abuse. They support people through the journey of recovery, resilience and independence.

SERICC provides specialist services to anyone in South and West Essex who is experiencing, or who has experienced, any form of sexual violence and abuse at any time in their life.

CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse) works with victims and survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse. They provide independent, specialist support and also promote and represent the victims rights and needs.

Essex Wellbeing Service provide Essex residents (excluding Southend-On-Sea and Thurrock) with access to health checks, stop smoking services, weight management courses, and emotional health and wellbeing support.

Mind support and empower people experiencing an emotional or mental health condition by building on their personal hopes and aspirations.

Mid Essex Talking Therapies is part of the NHS Talking Therapies, for anxiety and depression. They offer free and confidential talking therapy and practical support for adults with common mental health problems.

Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service aim to accurately identify all SEND children across Essex, working with families, the local authority and schools to offer an appropriate level of support. Any child identified with SEND will be will be guided through a bespoke pathway of interventions focused on preparing them for the next stage of life.

The Local Offer gives information about support available in Essex for children and young people aged between 0 to 25, with Special Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Livewell Essex have a list of carers support services available across Essex.