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Southend on Sea


Westcliff site
Growing Together Westcliff
47, Fairfax Drive,
SS0 9AG.

Shoebury site
Growing Together Shoeburyness
Elm Road (next to The Woodlands)

Tel: 01702 213 134
E-mail: [email protected]

Opening hours of gardens are Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Trust Links is committed to enabling people to work together to improve mental health and well-being and promote, support, inspire and cultivate wellness and sustainable living.

Services Provided

  • Growing Together. Our founding project, is a garden of approx 1 acre, maintained by service users to encourage socialisation, confidence, exercise and education/training.
  • Training Opportunities We provide vocational training and short courses in partnership with Southend Adult Community College. We also host regular organic gardening, environmental and permaculture design courses
  • Southend Communities Partnership We run community events, provide volunteering opportunities, advocacy, skills development and support to improve the quality of life for people locally.
  • St Laurence Orchard We manage a historic orchard near Southend Airport on behalf of Southend Council. This site is very tranquil and is able to offer a quiet and peaceful environment, and an abundant harvest of traditional apples, pears and plums.
  • Carers Breakthrough A project for any adult carer of somebody experiencing mental health problems. The scheme is open to anybody who is a resident in the borough of Southend-on-Sea.
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You and Me Counselling

19-21 Eastern Road

[email protected]
01708 733 573 / 07449 467223

You and Me Counselling is BACP registered. We are a counselling and psychotherapy service based in Romford, Essex that works with children, young people, adults and their families in the boroughs of Havering, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. Our counsellors and therapists work both within schools and from our own counselling rooms located on Eastern Road, Romford.

We provide children, young people, and adults who are in distressing situations with information, advice, tutoring, role modelling, mentoring, counselling and psychological therapies. We also work closely with children and young people and their families who display disruptive, anti-social and/or truancy behaviours in school and could be at risk of being excluded or have already been excluded from schools.

Our aim is to provide early intervention between young people and their parents/care giver to prevent homelessness. Early intervention will facilitate awareness, understanding, support and enlightenment that can reduce young people from leaving home, as a result of conflict between them and their families.


  • Group therapy sessions offered in three topics: Anger Management, Self-Esteem and Self-Harm
  • Counselling, coaching, teaching and mentoring
  • Walk-in service
  • Information, guidance and support
  • One to one and group support for self-harm young people and their parent/s
  • Reflective parent empowerment classes, workshop and seminars
  • One to one and group parental counselling
  • Adaptation programme for offender being released into the community
  • Help and support for run-away children
  • Counselling for all types of psychological problems e.g. Depression, self-harm, Social Anxiety, Parental Separation/Divorce, Anger Management, Abuse, Substance Misuse, OCD, PTSD, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Bereavement and Teenage Pregnancy and Sexual Health.

Referrals from parents, carers, organisations, schools, Police, social services and other agencies. Anyone above 16 years of age can refer themselves.



Essex Coalition of Disabled People (ecdp)

Ivan Peck House
Ground Floor
1 Russell Way

01245 392300
[email protected]

We deliver a range of services and award winning programmes which enhance the everyday lives of disabled people across the UK. We involve and engage disabled people in all that we do, ensuring that their voice continues to be heard.

At ecdp we have made the 'Social Model of Disability' our foundation. This means that we value the personal experience of individuals living with an impairment above all else. We use our understanding of the lived experience of disabled people to create and develop new services that actively challenge the issues faced by those with a disability. We also ensure that your voice is heard on a political level as we influence local and national decisions on disability.
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