Safeguarding contact details for Southend Borough Council
Children’s Services: 01702 534706 or email
Adult Services: 01702 534340; email
NSPCC: 0808 500 8000
Mental Health Support
If you are concerned for your safety due to psychological distress, call 999 or visit your local A&E.
Whether you're concerned about yourself or a loved one, this list of helplines and support groups can offer expert advice.
If you are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression, find your local psychological therapy service here, many take self-referrals:
To understand more about mental health and access evidence-based resources visit
Faith and Mental Health
Mind and Soul is a valuable resource for Christians to explore their mental health in the context of their faith. It seeks to overcome misunderstanding and enable people to access healthcare with greater confidence.
Suicide Prevention Information
Please find help and support here: NHS website
Survivors of bereavement by suicide: SOBS
For parents of abused children: Mosac.org.uk
For victims of male sexual abuse:
Domestic Abuse Support
Press Red is a Christian organisation educating, equipping, and empowering on the issues of violence and abuse against women and girls.
The National Domestic Violence Helpline is a collaboration between Refuge and Women’s Aid and offers free, confidential help and advice to those experiencing domestic violence and their friends and family. Tel: 0808 2000 247
Restored is a Christian charity who provide advice to those within the church who are either experiencing domestic abuse or supporting someone who is.
Modern Day Slavery
The Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre brings us closer to the eradication of modern slavery. It provides victims, the public, statutory agencies and businesses access to information and support on a 24/7 basis.
Migrant Help is one of the leading providers of specialist support and accommodation services for adult victims (and their dependants) of human trafficking and modern slavery in the UK.
Disability Rights UK is a charity run by and for people with lived experience of disability or health conditions.
Mencap Learning Disability Helpline: 0808 808 1111
Help For Young People
The Prince’s Trust offers advice, help and support for young people
Childline: 0800 1111
NSPCC: 0808 500 8000
Support For Carers
The Support for Carers offer a local directory, helpline and online forum to help you connect with people who understand what you are going through and make sure no-one has to care alone.
Livability is the disability charity that connects people with their communities, tackling social isolation and the barriers that can cause this in the lives of disabled and vulnerable people.
Through the Roof seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of disabled people and their families by: Providing life-changing opportunities for disabled people.