SUPPORT COMES IN SO MANY DIFFERENT FORMS.
It might be attending a class or a workshop to find out more information to feel empowered.
It might be meeting other parents or parents to be and having a good chat about our experiences.
Or it might be specific support for something you’re struggling with.
Whatever you need, you can grab what you want from us.
If you can’t find what you need let us know and we can either point you in the right direction or bring the support to you.
CommuniTEA CARES SUPPORT
If you are struggling following a loss, feel isolated and alone due to the current circumstances, but don’t feel that a zoom or phone call would work for you, you are also able to email or write to us, and we offer a pen pal service in return.
Because NO ONE should feel like they’re on their own.
CommuniTEA Cares is open to anyone who wants to use it.
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to DEAR DILAM, 861 London Road, Westcliff on Sea, SS0 9SZ
Cradle is national non profit organisation, who work closely with the NHS, to support bereaved parents who have experienced, or are going through early pregnancy and baby loss.
We have over 70 ambassadors stationed at hospitals all over the country, including DILAM Mother Chloe Westmore, who works closely with Southend and Basildon Hospital. No matter what you’re going through, we are here for you.
These uncertain times have only made us even more passionate about supporting people going through heartbreak. Despite being unable to offer in person support at this time, we still have plenty online support for people to come seeking help.
Chloe has been fundraising for CRADLE since last year, and with her efforts, is able to offer free funded online counselling workshops to women and partners following their loss, as well as free 1-2-1 support too.
Simply email her to enquire at email@example.com
ALL RISE COLLECTIVE's CARE BANK
@allrisecollective (ARC) is an inter-sectional feminist collective that formed out of the ashes of the anger and disappointment of the last election, and the ensuing feelings of hope and desperate need for change.
We are made up of Southend feminists who want to bring about grassroots change locally and be good allies to all women and all marginalised groups, along with anyone negatively affected by the current political climate.
With this in mind we launched a bi-weekly toiletry care bank in light of the growing need within our community (and the wider uk). Everybody has the right to be clean but unfortunately, with our current government, this is not always the case.
PACKED WITH SMILES
Packed with Smiles provide children in our local community with new uniform parcels and other school essentials, to ensure that they can fully participate in school.
Our dream is that all children are given the opportunity to attend school feeling equal, confident and ready to create their own future.
The impact on a child not having the correct or properly fitting school uniform, has been directly linked to self-esteem, behaviour, learning and bullying.
Supporting families facing financial hardship and difficulty, through our school uniform parcels, has proven not only to positively contribute towards a child’s schooling experience but also increase engagement levels between schools and parents too.
Packed with Smiles aims to level the playing field and support self confidence in young people because we value their wellbeing and the huge potential they hold.