Community Services

Health and welfare services

Within Thurrock, there are many community and voluntary services available to offer advice, help and support. Below is a list of some of the health and welfare issues that local groups provide help and information for. Click on the boxes to see what organisations are available to help.

Mental health

Inclusion Thurrock
Provides talking therapies for depression and anxiety and courses for building mental resilience.
Thurrock Mind
A local group that provides services to the community to support those with mental health problems
  • Thurrock Mind website
  • Address: Thurrock Mind, 152 Bridge Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 6DB
  • Telephone: 01375 391411
Thurrock Community Mental Health Team
  • Address: Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL
  • Telephone: 01375 402 276 for people aged 18 to 65, or 01375 413 910 for people over 65 years-old
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Councelling Directory
A national directory of counsellors and psychotherapists and includes information on many types of distress as well as news, events and articles
  • Councelling Directory website
  • Address: Counselling Directory, Building 3, Riverside Way, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3YL
  • Telephone: 0844 8030 240 (Lo-call rate: 7p a minute plus telephone company access charge) Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Hypnotherapy Directory
A national directory listing hypnotherapists who are members of a professional body or have proof of qualifications

Learning disabilities

Thurrock Mencap
This charity helps support children and adults with learning disabilities as well as their carers. Their main aims are to give them an active social life and provide sports & activity projects.
  • Thurrock Mencap website
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Quitting smoking and health living

Thurrock Healthy Lifestyle Service
An NHS service which supports, advises and informs on ways to stop smoking, eat healthily and get active.
  • Thurrock Healthy Lifestyle Service section
  • Telephone: 0800 292 2299 
  • test message: text 'healthy' to 66777
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Change4Life
Change4Life is a national campaign to help improve people's health and wellbeing. The local group in Thurrock provides prevention and treatment programmes for families with an unhealthy weight.
  • Change4Life Thurrock website
  • Address: Change4Life team, Oddfellows Hall, Dell Road, Grays, Essex RM17 5JY
  • Telephone: 01375 898 100
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Drug and Alcohol services

Thurrock Adult Substance Misuse Service (KCA Visions)
This service provides a free drug and alcohol service to any Thurrock resident aged 18. KCA Visions Thurrock offers a wide range of treatments and programmes (visit website for more information).
  • Thurrock Adult Substance Misuse Service website
  • Address: 65/67 Orsett Road, Grays, Essex RM17 5HJ
  • Telephone: 01375 374411
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Wize-Up Thurrock
Wize-Up offers advice, information and support for children and young people to help them cut down or stop using substances (alcohol and drugs).
  • Wize-Up Website
  • Address: Unit 2, Thurrock Centre for Business, 2 George Street, Grays, Thurrock, Essex, RM17 6LY
  • Telephone: 01375 376 111
  • Mobiles: 07920 807 726, 07920 807 752
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Online tool for identifying drink risk level
Don’t Bottle it Up is an online tool which helps people identify the risks of their drinking and provides advice on cutting down. The tool includes a quick quiz that can identify the level of risk associated with your drinking. Once the test is completed, you can find out more about your level of drinking, whether you should seek medical help and details of local alcohol services near you. The tool is free to use for anyone living in Essex. If you would be interested in taking the test, visit the Don’t Bottle it Up website.

Physical disabilities

Thurrock Coalition
The Thurrock Coalition provides advice and information on a range of issues affecting disabled and older people.
  • Thurrock coalition website
  • Address: The Beehive Centre, West Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6XP
  • Telephone: 01375 389864
  • Textphone: 07977531670
Thurrock Centre for Independent Living (TCIL)
TCIL offers advice on issues that affect disabled people. The TCIL team can assist people with the majority of disability related issues.
  • TCIL website
  • Adress: The Beehive, West Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6XP
  • Telephone: 01375 389 864
  • Text: 07977531670

 

Voluntary Sector

Below are links to some of the organisations that operate within the voluntary sector in Thurrock. Click on the boxes for more information.

Thurrock volunteer centre

The centre works with residents to promote 'active citizenship' and volunteering opportunities, and encourage them to play a bigger part in their local community.

  • Volunteer centre website
  • Address: The Beehive, West Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6XP
  • Telephone: 01375 389893
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  • Twitter: twitter.com/ngagethurrock 

Thurrock Citizen Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Bureau provides impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. Their advice helps people resolve problems with debt, benefits, employment, housing, discrimination and more.

  • Citizen Advice Bureau website
  • Address: Advice Bureau, Voluntary & Community Resource Centre, High Street, Grays, RM17 6XP
  • Telephone: Advice Line 24hrs – 03444 770 808

Thurrock CVS

CVS provides information, support, training and advice to community groups and organisations in Thurrock. It also brings Bringing voluntary and community organisations together to share knowledge, promote best practice and co-ordinate activity and opinion.

  • CVS Website
  • Address: The Beehive, West St, Grays, Essex RM17 6XP
  • Telephone: 01375 389890
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