Useful Links

Samaritans – Call: 116 123 for free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, or go online: The Samaritans are caring and non-judgemental. They will listen and support if you are in crisis, feeling desperate, alone or suicidal. Please reach out to them.

Compass support women experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Compass is the main gateway for women’s refuges and support in Southend on Sea, Rayleigh, Leigh on Sea, Hadleigh, Hockley, and across Essex. Whilst staying in a refuge, women receive support with mental health, and practical matters like claiming benefits, debts, and so on.

Call Compass: 03303 3374444 or see website:

24 Hour National DV Helpline: 0808 2000247 (Domestic Violence)

SOS DV Helpline only: 01702 302333 Domestic Violence in Southend on Sea, Essex

Government website for information on tax, divorce, benefits and more

Mental Health Crisis Team – Call 111 and ask for mental health crisis support