Support and Help

This is helpful support and alternative therapy to help you on the road to recovery..

 Alpha Vesta 

Alpha Vesta are a Community Interest Company (CIC) providing independent consultancy, training and support services in domestic abuse and related stalking and harassment.

They also offer many free webinars on a range of subjects.

Email: enquiries@alphavesta.com

Anxiety Management: Jenny Roblin

Jenny is passionate about teaching the skills and strategies needed to overcome anxiety. Jenny offers private and group coaching as well as training courses. 

Website: www.betteryourlife.co.uk

Email: info@betteryourlife.co.uk

Bereavement Counselling: Jane Allen

Jane offers all types of counselling however specialises in Bereavement.

Website: www.onelifeessex.co.uk

Big Love Movement

Big Love Movement

Becki Marie educates, inspires and empowers through her knowledge of wellness and personal experience of mental health. She aims to create a community that focusses on these aspects, and looks at mental health in a new way. She gives talks and attends events both online and in person, and also gives in-person wellness sessions based on breathing, yoga and mindfulness. 

Website: www.biglovemovement.com

Changing Pathways

Supporting women experiencing domestic abuse.

Partnered with Next Chapter in Colchester and Safe Steps/SOS DAP in Southend so that they cover the whole of Essex together

Direct referrals can be made via 01268 729707.

Website: https://changingpathways.org/who-we-are/our-story/ -

Float and Booch 

Float - to be kind to your mind. 
Booch - to be good to your gut! 
F loat therapy is a powerful tool for wellness, relaxation, pain relief and better sleep. It simply involves lying effortlessly on the surface of warm water that has been saturated in epsom salts. This can be done in one of our two custom built, heat regulated rooms. The tanks are filled 25cm deep with water to which so much epsom salts have been added, that when you get in and lie on your back, you are pushed to the surface so you float like a cork.  

New COVID wellbeing support website:

Thanks to Richard Black at Therapy for You and Sam for forwarding on this fab website they’ve developed to support people effected by COVID:

“Therapy for You (IAPT) and the Clinical Health Psychology Team at EPUT have produced this website in conjunction with our partners at Omnitherapy to support people experiencing difficulties with the impact of lock down or the lasting effects of having had COVID 19 - https://covidwellbeingsupport.com  There are no registration requirements to access this material, it is open for all to use and the site will direct people to local support wherever they are in the country, using the NHS support page links to do this.  Health, social care and voluntary/charity sector staff in Herts and Essex will also have open access to the site through the ‘Here for You’ site and will be used to support the important initiatives focusing on staff wellbeing -  contact Here For You 24/7 on 0344 257 3960.  We hope to increase accessibility by having the material translated into different languages (initially Bengali, Hindi and Urdu) which will be available over the next few weeks and we will continue to look for ways to expand this further.  We hope you find the site a useful tool, please feel free to share it as widely as you can.”

Family Lives Wellbeing Support

Family Lives are able to offer individual and group support services to both lone parents and to parents of children with SEN affected by the impact of Covid19. These services are now freely available to families living across all areas of Essex as part of the targeted well-being support grant funded by Essex County Council. 

Essex support information for professionals -https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/UKMSEHCP/2021/07/29/file_attachments/1891547/Essex%20Support%20Information%20for%20Professionals%20Feb%202021.docx

Essex support information for parents -https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/UKMSEHCP/2021/07/29/file_attachments/1891550/Essex%20Support%20Information%20for%20Parents%20Feb%202021.docx

Referral form for Family lives Autumn 2021- https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/UKMSEHCP/2021/07/29/file_attachments/1891552/Referral%20form%20for%20Family%20Lives%20Autumn%202021%20V4%20.docx

Raising confident children flyer -https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/UKMSEHCP/2021/07/29/file_attachments/1891560/RCC%20for%20LP%20Essex.jpg

Bringing up confident children (ADHD/ASD) flyer -https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/UKMSEHCP/2021/07/29/file_attachments/1891562/Essex%20ADHD%20group%20%281%29.jpg

Genny Sapiro

I am a spiritual advisor with over 20 years experience working in the spiritual field, offering holistic life coaching bespoke for your souls journey.

Meditation helps to calm the mind and allow you to connect to your inner wisdom allowing you to find the answers within.

Spiritual counselling is an ancient way of assisting you to know yourself, better yourself and conquer life’s dreams. I have studied Vedic courses (ancient Indian modalities) which has given me the tools to pass on to you to assist with healing the mind body and soul.

Genny Sapiro
Phone: 07802722440

Helen Tovey - Body Confidence Coach

I help women find confidence and self-worth in being their unconditional selves, flaws and all. So often we feel pressured to look a certain way or to present a particular image of ourselves in order to be accepted, but being a carefully constructed version of ourselves isn’t real and it isn’t sustainable. What if you could simply be yourself? What if you could feel comfortable in your own skin? What if you could do the things you want to do without worrying what others might think? What if you could look in the mirror and feel happy with the person you see there?

Body confidence isn’t about having the perfect body, it’s about:

  • being OK with the body you’ve got,
  • appreciating what your body can do for you,
  • freeing yourself from negative self-talk,
  • accepting who you are,
  • valuing yourself for all the qualities you already have,
  • nurturing and caring for yourself, and
  • knowing you’re fine just as you are.

By working with me, you can build the confidence you need to just be yourself, to speak up and voice your opinion, to put yourself forward for opportunities, and to build better relationships with friends and family.

I offer one-to-one bespoke coaching packages and group programmes.

All my coaching begins with a free half-hour chat, which can be booked via: https://calendly.com/helentovey/free-30-minute-discovery-call

More information can be found on my website: www.synergiseyourhealth.uk

Hypnotherapy - All kinds of helpful therapy  

kerrypottshypnotherapy.co.uk

Kerry Potts 

Website: www.kerrypottshypnotherapy.co.uk

Email: kerry@kerrypottshypnotherapy.co.uk

LV Holistic Therapy

LV Holistic therapy

Promoting confidence and well-being through regressive and hypnotherapy.

Website: www.lvholistictherapy.com

Jane Iskander Coaching & Training

Are you:

  • Having to do things differently because of your new circumstances?
  • Experiencing loss of independence?
  • Feeling isolated?
  • Struggling with coming to terms with your diagnosis?

If so, I can help you to navigate these unexpected life changes and find meaning and purpose in finding your own way forward in a changed life.  Using occupational therapy, hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), I help you to create the life you love after life changes. By learning ways to manage symptoms and new situations, you learn to thrive again and reconnect with your life purpose. 

Enabling positive outcomes, embedding identity & clarity to reconnect and reinvent life!

To contact please email : hello@janeiskander.com

Visit: janeiskander.com

Phone: 07970 435 604

Or facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jane.iskander

 

Randal Porter, Lifestyle Coach

Randal Porter

Do You Or Someone You Care About Suffer From Migraines?

Randal Porter is a certified Lifestyle Coach and qualified Migraine Therapist. Randal offers a unique approach for treating migraines where the emphasis is on changing lifestyle and building resilience through health coaching, developing positive habits, mentoring and the practice of powerful relaxation techniques. Also known as the Migraine Detective, Randal, a former real life detective for the Met Police will engage his professionally trained investigators mind towards helping you root out your triggers and finding your solutions. A former chronic migraine sufferer himself, Randal really does care. He has suffered migraines most of his life and since finding his own solutions considers helping others to find theirs as “payback!” Here is what clients are saying. 

“Randal is consistent and reliable . His methods always released the best in me. I now have the tools (Randal’s phrase) to help myself. I am now meditating on a daily basis, drinking more water, practicing box breathing and keeping a daily journal. I have a neck pillow and neck hammock to use and continue to use these methods due to Randal and his coaching. I have already recommended Randal to fellow migraine sufferers.”

Karen Roberts

 

“Since I started working with Randal, my outlook is positive, it was very negative before.  Since drinking more water and regulating my caffeine intake along with meditating, I have had zero migraine episodes and developed a positive outlook. I would recommend Randal to anyone who was in a similar position as me as I found Randal very helpful.” 

Anthony Piercy

 

To contact email randal_porter@migrainedetective.co.uk or visit website migrainedetective.co.uk

 

Randal Porter

Registered Dietitian: Laura Coster

Laura is a Registered Dietitian who's been helping people who experience mental health difficulties with their nutrition since 2014. She offers tailored 1-to-1 and family consultations for a range of needs e.g. weight management linked with antidepressant and antipsychotic medications, diabetes, and cardiovascular health. She also trained and worked at the top UK mental health hospital specialising in eating disorders (The Maudsley).
She's kind, supportive, and easy to talk to. Her website is www.askyourdietitian.com and you can email her via laura@askyourdietitian.com 

 

Relationship & Trauma Specialist: Wendy Capewell

Relationship & Trauma Specialist: Wendy Capewell

Website: https://www.wendycapewell.co.uk/

Relax & Connect Mindful Meditation Services Information - Heads2Minds

Relax & Connect offer mindful meditation using Vitali-Chi Relax. How you spend your down-time can be quite personal, so we like to give people the flexibility to choose how they meditate – online or in a live environment. You do not need to have meditation experience to feel the benefits of this wonderful type of meditation, and we welcome all levels.

There are many benefits to introducing meditation into your life including reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep and feelings of wellbeing. Regular meditation is key to keeping a wellness continuum.

Vitali-Chi Relax is a unique and wonderful relaxation concept. It offers a set of meditations which all take you on a different healing journey. Whether you choose to join us online or live, you will receive the same meditations and vibrational music. Vitali-Chi Relax in a live environment gives you the further benefits of the Vitali-Chi Relax copper wellness system. The copper helps you to achieve deep relaxation more quickly, as well as helping to clear your energy of electromagnetic fields and negative energy. It produces a deep state of peace and wellbeing.

Relax & Connect Online is ideal for those who prefer to meditate from home. We run over 10+ sessions a month. Clients can either sign up for membership to get the most benefits, or ‘drop-in’ to any session.  Clients join via a Zoom link and just need a comfortable space at home to take part. Each session is an hour with a free pre-session unwind also available. As privacy is important, video mode is not a requirement. Membership is £30 per month, with your first month £27. Free taster sessions are available once a month at our FREE FRIDAY events, booked through Eventbrite. Please get in touch for further member benefits and session times.

Relax & Connect Live is held weekly at The Manor Health & Wellness Centre in Colchester. During these sessions clients enhance their relaxation using the Vitali-Chi Relax copper wellness system. Space is limited due to Covid regulations, so booking is essential. £10 per session, and £5 for your first. Block session bookings are available at £49.50 for 6.

Relax & Connect also offer private live sessions for a truly personal service. A quiet space is essential so can be in your home, garden (weather permitting), or other venue. This is a special private service for a maximum of 10 people, depending on how much space is available. Price is upon application as is dependent on location and numbers.

For further information, or to enquire about any of the above services, please get in touch with Kathryn via any of the methods below:

T: 07721 437372

E: Relaxandconnect@outlook.com       

F: facebook.com/relaxyourminduk/

I: relax_your_mind_uk 

Synergy Health Centre

Complimentary Therapies, Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

Synergy Health Centre

Services offered: sports and deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, nutrition and lifestyle advice, and electro-acupuncture. We also offer a combination of the above services, in one session for your specific needs. No extra fee. 

Treatments for any form of ailment including: 

  • any form of pain
  • headaches and migraines
  • stress
  • infertility
  • addictions
  • whiplash
  • sinus problems
  • facial muscle tone
  • fatigue 
  • insomnia
  • arthritis 
  • much much more...

Qualifications: BSc Acupuncture Dip. Chinese Medicine. 

Address: Hillcrest House, The Street, Hatfield Peverel, CM3 2DL. 

Phone: 01245 382967.

Mobile: 07956 971441. 

Website: www.synergyhealthentre.co.uk

 

Teenage mental health support

We at Teenage Mental Health are here to help both you and your child, we understand the toll poor mental health can take on young people and those caring for them. Child, adolescent and young adult therapy. We can work with you and your child to ensure positive outcomes for all through specialist child therapy.

 

When you have a child that is ill you want help as soon as possible, often parents contacting us have been on a roller coaster of referrals and waiting lists which only adds to the stress for both the parent and child. To help support you and help you step off this roller coaster we ensure that a first appointment is made available to you within 48 hours of an enquiry, this appointment lasts 1 hour and is free of charge, with no obligation for ongoing treatment. Further sessions are £60.

https://www.teenagementalhealth.co.uk/

Young Minds and Gaming

https://www.youngminds.org.uk/parent/a-z-guide/gaming

Heads2Minds gaming blog for parents: https://heads2minds.co.uk/blogs/news/gaming-young-minds?_pos=1&_sid=dd17c2c28&_ss=r

Women’s Health Empowerment Coach: Julie Grint

Also known as The Love Your Life Coach, Julie helps women 40+ gain the emotional freedom to fully express and love themselves.

Her passion is in empowering women to take ownership of their health and beauty in ways that feel good to them, so they can look in the mirror and love what they see every day.

Recognising the pain of the physical and emotional weight so many women carry, Julie began her mission to end the epidemic of women plagued with self-doubt, by helping them to let go and trust their intuition, creating the freedom to be their authentic selves, living their most healthy life in a body they love.

 

If you would like to learn more about Julie and how she can help you please visit www.facebook.com/losestressloveyourlife or www.juliegrint.com/about-julie

Email: julie@juliegrint.com