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Essex County Council Support For Businesses
We provide a business support service in partnership with Let's Do Business Group which gives Essex businesses up to 12 hours of fully-funded advice.
Essex Youth Service
Inspire. Enable. Achieve.
Mind in West Essex
Our Vision is for West Essex to be a place where people talk openly and positively about mental health, and where everyone gets the support and respect needed to live well.
Independent Visitor Service
Independent Visitors support children and young people in care up to age 18. They meet with them every month for a few hours. An Independent Visitor can be life changing for a young person in care.
Love Essex Champion- Volunteering
We're looking for enthusiastic people to help Essex residents waste less and recycle more. As a Love Essex Champion, you’ll have access to a range of fun challenges which could include anything from sharing on social media, creating short films, chatting with your friends and neighbours, or attending talks and events.
Essex Youth Offending Service
The Essex Youth Offending Service works with children and young people who have offended, to help prevent them getting into further trouble. We work with parents, carers, victims and the community to help young people understand the consequences of their actions.
Essex Outdoors
Working in the outdoors is so much more than ‘just a job’ and will inspire you to inspire others. The teams at our four busy activity centres in Essex are dedicated to delivering outstanding outdoor educational experiences for schools, groups, families and businesses.
Essex Libraries
Volunteering feels good! Volunteer at your local library.
Essex Highways
We are committed to maintaining and protecting the network of public rights of way across the county, and the work of local volunteer groups is invaluable when it comes to upgrading and improving rights of way on a local basis.
Explore Essex
Explore Essex brings together a unique group of parks and heritage venues which are owned by Essex County Council. Our mission is to deliver a broad range of exciting facilities and activities for the people of Essex.
Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service
Volunteers play a vital role in the Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service. They perform essential, supportive tasks complementary to those undertaken by our paid staff. Their role is an enriching one, which benefits everybody: service users; staff; and the volunteers themselves. We simply couldn’t reach as many children, young people and their families without volunteers.
Active Essex
Active Essex is the Physical Activity and Sports Partnership for Essex, Southend and Thurrock. They work collaboratively with local partners to ensure the power of physical activity and sport can transform lives.
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ACL Essex Wellbeing
We offer a space to explore new ways to improve your wellbeing and gain valuable tools to help you navigate your daily life. Our courses help you to understand the effects of nutrition on your wellbeing, manage anxiety, learn techniques on mindful thinking, and will guide you on your journey of personal development.
Harlow Frontline
Frontline is a community project that helps the public and frontline workers; Quickly find details on local health and wellbeing services; Contact services through call-back and referral options.
Essex Wellbeing Service
Essex Wellbeing Service
We support people in the community and at work with a range of health, wellbeing and day to day needs. We help people access information and support to stay healthy, safe and well from help to quit smoking, to supporting families adapt to 'new normal'.