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Cost of living support

Financial advice and emotional support on how you can ease the cost of living squeeze.

Mental health

Whether you're seeking support, are looking for more information for you or someone you love, or if you just want to have chat about mental health here are some suggestions for help.

Seeking help is often the first step towards getting and staying well, but it can be hard to know how to start or where to turn to. It's common to feel unsure, and to wonder whether you should try to handle things on your own. But it's always ok to ask for help.


Find your little big thing for your mental health. 

Every Mind Matters


Mind in West Essex. Supporting people in Uttlesford, Harlow, Epping Forest and beyond.

Mind in West Essex


Samaritans provides support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.

Whatever you are going through, a Samaritan will face it with you.

Call (any time, day or night, from any phone for free): 116 123

Opendoor Counselling Service

If you are aged between 13 and 26 and are feeling sad, lonely, worried or confused and want someone to talk to who won't judge you, Opendoor is here for you. They offer a free, confidential service for young people living in Uttlesford and the surrounding area.

NHS Prescriptions

Buy prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) from the NHS which may make your prescriptions cheaper.

Prescription prepayment certificate

Forget me not Dementia Cafe

Are you living with or caring for someone living with dementia, or have you in the past? The Forget Me Not Cafe and Dunmow Dementia Cafe have weekly social group meetings to support everyone with experience of Dementia

Forget Me Not Dementia Cafes

Bereavement support

Don't feel overwhelmed. You are not alone. Get support through all stages of bereavement from any of the support groups and charities below:

GOV.UK Bereavement Help

NHS Grief, bereavement and loss support

St Clare Hospice

Cruse bereavement support

Addiction Support

Find advice and support for getting help with drug and gambling addiction:

GambleAware┬« - Gambling help & gambling addiction 

GamCare - The leading provider of support for anyone affected by problem gambling in Great Britain

NHS - Alcohol support

NHS - Drug addiction support

Open road - Drug and alcohol recovery service in Essex and Medway