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Get immediate help with minor illnesses and injuries:

Pharmacists can also advise on minor illnesses and injuries:

Alternatively you can visit your nearest Minor Injury Unit:

Clacton Hospital
Tower Road
Clacton
Essex
Tel: 01255 201717
9.00am – 9.00pm
Fryatt Hospital
419 Main Road
Harwich
Essex
Tel: 01255 201200
9.00am – 5.00pm
Colchester NHS Walk-In Centre
Turner Road
Colchester
Essex
Tel: 01206 314015
7.00am – 10.00pm

If you wish to get advice or see a Nurse or Doctor, please visit our Consulting Room.

Consulting room

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For Health reviews, including Asthma reviews and Smoking cessation please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic.

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Call 111 at any time, 24 hours a day. You will speak to NHS professional staff who will help guide you on any medical issue.
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Get fast help from a Pharmacist with various conditions such as minor cuts, sprains, aches, colds, headaches, rashes, cystitis.

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  • Open till late and at weekends
See a Nurse for conditions such as vaccinations, sexual health, contraception, blood pressure checks, health reviews, wound management, cervical screening, ear syringing and lifestyle advice.

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Get medical advice and treatment from a Doctor.

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Travel Room

Travel Room

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Vaccinations, medication and travel advice

Travel Assessment

We offer a full travel advice and immunisation service. If you are travelling abroad please complete and submit the travel form in plenty of time (we recommend 6-8 weeks) before your journey.

Do you need vaccinations?

Before you travel, it’s important to find out whether you will need vaccinations for the country you’re visiting. The following websites will help you.

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Wellbeing Centre

Wellbeing Centre

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Abuse

Colchester & Tendring Womens Refuge

We can provide safe, emergency accommodation for women and children suffering from domestic abuse, as well as offer advice, help and support to safely remain at home if you are not yet ready to leave.

Telephone: 01206 500 585

Website: www.colchester-refuge.org.uk

Living Well Essex

If you’re experiencing domestic abuse, you may feel afraid about looking for help because you’ve been threatened, or because you think no-one else will be listening to you. But you don’t have to face domestic violence on your own. There are many organisations that can offer support and can help to protect you.

Website: www.livingwellesses.org

Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care

Grief is a natural process, but it can be devastating. For those who need help, Cruse offers free confidential support for adults and children, and this can be by telephone, email or face-to-face.

Telephone: 0808 808 1677

Website: www.cruse.org.uk

Fowards Bereavement Group Colchester

Forwards is a Colchester group consisting of those that are single by bereavement. We meet each week, and also have many events including; group holidays, parties, meals, whist drives, walks, dances and outings to the cinema. If you are bereaved and would like to join us please along one Wednesday evening to our meeting and see if you like it.

Website: www.forbeg.moonfruit.com

Carers

Essex Carers Support

Your local independent Carer Support organisation. Providing information, advice and guidance to carers in Colchester, Tendring, Rochford and Castle Point districts.

Telephone: 01255 474410

Website: www.essexcarersupport.org.uk

Home Instead Senior Care

We provide quality home care services to older people in their own homes, where they are most happy and comfortable. Our care is personalised, tailored to meet the needs of our clients, we visit when our clients want us to, at a time that is convenient to them.

Telephone: 01255 672269

Website: www.homeinstead.co.uk

Email: jean.allen@homeinstead.co.uk

Cloud 9 Care

We offer an extensive range of services, with each care plan tailored to meet a person’s individual needs. We care for people of all ages and all levels of disability.

Telephone: 01206 862368 or 01255 440789

Website: www.cloud9care.com

Email: enquiry@cloud9care.co.uk

Support for Carers

You are a carer if you care for a partner, relative or friend who is in need of help because they are ill, frail or have a disability and this care is provided without payment (other than Carers Allowance) or a contract

Telephone: 01255 474410

Website: www.tendringdc.gov.uk

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org

Child Health

Colchester & Tendring Children's Centres

Colchester and Tendring Children’s Centres support families through the early years of having a child and we lots of free groups and activities throughout the week for parents, carers and children.

Website: www.colchesterandtendring.childrencentres.org

SureStart Children's Centres

Children’s Centres bring all the different support agencies together to offer a range of services to meet you and your child’s needs, all in one place.

Website: www.tendringdc.gov.uk

Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

Website: www.nhs.uk

Vaccination planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Download from: www.nhs.uk

Community Groups

Hartbeeps Basildon & Tendring

Award winning Hartbeeps is a fun & interactive music class which transports children through a magical, make-believe journey. We offer highly interactive classes for sitting babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Expect music, drama, creative play, dance & movement all set to a fantastic soundtrack of remixed nursery rhymes, funky, original kids songs & lullabies.

Telephone: 07905 290203

Website: www.hartbeeps.com

Email: alex@hartbeeps.com

Tendring District Ramblers

We try to cater for most walking abilities by offering regular weekly walking

Telephone: 01255 677368

Website: www.ramblers.org.uk

Run and Brunch

I started Run and Brunch running club in Clacton because I wanted to get people of all ages, shapes and sizes to give walking, jogging and running a go without feeling pressured in to being fast or in to wearing the latest running gear.

Website: sarahbockhart.com

Clacton Camera Club

The club welcomes anyone who has an interest in photography, whatever their skill level or medium they use, be it film or digital. We provide a friendly atmosphere on a Friday evening combining competitions with guest speakers, members’ workshops, fun events and demonstrations.

Website: www.clactoncameraclub.co.uk

Coastal Golf Academy

Whether you are looking to learn to play golf, or already an established player striving to take your game to the next level, CGA can meet your needs. Offering help and advice at every step of your golfing journey is the aim of the academy.

Telephone: 01255 671618

Website: www.coastalgolfacademy.co.uk

Depression, Anxiety & Stress

North East Essex - Health In Mind Talking Therapies services

Our Health In Mind service provides talking therapies and practical support for people experiencing low mood, depression and a range of anxiety problems. These problems are often referred to as ‘Common Mental Health’ and can include stress, panic, phobia, obsessional compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and other difficulties.

Telphone: 01206 918700

Website: www.neessexccg.nhs.uk

Email: neeccg.enquiries@nhs.net

The Turner Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy

The Turner Centre is a private counselling & psychotherapy centre with over 25 highly experienced, professional and qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and clinical and counselling psychologists specialising in a range of emotional difficulties as well as providing clinical supervision to qualified therapists and other health care professionals as well as support workers and behavioural specialists in schools.

Telephone: 01206 544458

Website: www.theturnercentre.com

Email: info@theturnercentre.com

Samaritans

Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Telephone: 116 123

Website: www.samaritans.org

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Rethink

Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927

Website: www.rethink.org

Email: info@rethink.org

Mind

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Telephone: 0300 123 3393

Website: www.mind.org.uk

More services for young people
Diabetes Prevention

Living Well Essex

Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose (a type of sugar) in the blood becomes too high because the body cannot use it properly. This happens because the body is not producing enough insulin (a naturally-occurring hormone) to deal with the amount of glucose.

Website: www.livingwellessex.org 

Drugs and Alcohol

Open Road

Empowering individuals, families and communities in their journey of recovery from the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol and other addictions.

Website: www.openroad.org.uk

Serenity Health Group

Private Drug & Alcohol Detox at Home Essex

is addiction threatening and distracting your way of life? Is it creating problems at home, at work place? If you are ready to struggle with your addiction and need a professional help and assistance, then the Step Essex Home Detox programme is suitable for you as it will provide you with support and help which you need to beat the addiction of alcohol or drugs.

Telephone: 0800 1182892

Website: www.rehabclinic.org.uk

Drug and Alcohol Team North East Essex (NEEDAS)

A joint health and social care team that provides assessment, detoxification, care planning, residential referrals and day programmes, as well as information, advice, counselling and support for those with drug and/or alcohol or other substance misuse problems.

Telephone: 01206 287250

Website: www.tendringdc.gov.uk

Drinkline

If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.

Telephone: 0300 123 1110

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Telephone: 0800 917 7650

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Email: help@aamail.org

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Telephone: 0300 123 6600

Text: 82111

Website: www.talktofrank.com

Email: frank@talktofrank.com

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Elderly Care

Alzheimer's Society

If you or someone you know are worried about or affected by dementia, we are here for you. Get advice on a range of topics and find support near you.

Telephone: 0300 222 1122

Tendring Community Transport (TCT)

TCT is a well established and accomplished Community Transport scheme, that provides wheelchair accessible, door-to-door transport, for people of all ages who find it difficult or impossible to access conventional public transport.

Telephone: 01255 436 962

Website: www.dial-a-ride.org

Royal Voluntary Service Essex

Royal Voluntary Service in Essex help older people maintain their independence and stay involved in the local community.

Telephone: 01708 854246

Website: www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

Email: essexhub@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

Daisy Chain Home Support Ltd

Daisy Chain Home Support specialise in supporting older people to live independently in their own homes. We are able to provide as little or as much support as required.

Telephone: 01206 394545

Website: www.daisychainsupport.co.uk

Email: liz@daisychainsupport.co.uk

Silver Line

Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 0800 4708 090

Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk

Dementia

Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.

Telephone: 0800 888 6678

Website: www.dementiauk.org

Age UK

Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.

Telephone: 0800 169 2081

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Maternity

Colchester NCT

Run by local parents, we offer support, information and friendship to new parents and parents-to-be across Colchester and districts.

Website: www.nct.org.uk

BabyCentre

BabyCentre® — the #1 pregnancy and parenting digital resource — reaches more than 45 million mums globally each month in 9 different languages. We reach 8 in 10 new and expecting mums online in the UK.

Website: www.babycentre.co.uk

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North East Essex Maternity Services

We want to make sure you receive the maternity healthcare that takes account of all your health needs and preferences.

Website: www.neessexccg.nhs.uk

Netmums - Antenatal & Postnatal Support

If you’re a new mum suffering from anxiety or depression you’ll find support for perinatal health and postnatal issues near you here.

Website: www.netmums.com 

Baby Buddy App

Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

Download from: play.google.com

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Sexual Health

Essex Sexual Health Service

Provide CIC is leading a collaboration of organisations to deliver a service providing a full range of sexual health services for the people of Essex.

Telephone: 0300 003 1212

Website: www.essexsexualhealthservice.org.uk

Brook

Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year.

Website: www.brook.org.uk

Family Planning Association

A sexual health charity, the Family Planning Association gives straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.

Telephone: 020 7608 5240

Website: www.fpa.org.uk

Sexual Health Helpline

The National Sexual Health Helpline provided by Public Health England is open Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm.

Telephone: 0300 123 7123

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PublicHealthEngland

Stop Smoking

East Hill Surgery - Stop Smoking Cessation

Our Healthcare Assistant does a Stop Smoking Cessation here at the practice. If you would like an appointment please book through the surgery. Alternatively, you can fill out our Smoking Review. 

Living Well Essex

Smoking is the primary cause of preventable illness and death in the UK. On average, cigarette smokers die 10 years younger than non-smokers, with around 100,000 people dying every year in the UK as a result of their habit.

Website: www.livingwellessex.org

Mid Essex CCG - Stop Smoking

Residents in mid Essex can receive help to quit smoking via the Essex Lifestyle Service.

Telephone: 0300 303 9988

Website: www.midessexccg.nhs.uk

Provide

Many smokers who want to quit aren’t sure where to turn, but getting advice and support from our friendly expert team will mean you are up to 4 times more likely to quit for good!

Telephone: 0300 303 9988

Website: www.essexlifestyleservice.org.uk

Email: provide.essexlifestyles@nhs.net

NHS Smokefree - Mobile App

The Smokefree app can help you stop smoking by providing daily support and motivation. If you stay smokefree for the 4-week programme you’re up to five times more likely to stay quit for good.

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Quit with help

Everyone has a different reason for quitting, get a personalised Quit Smoking Plan.

Website: www.quitwithhelp.co.uk

Weight Management

ACE Lifestyle

ACE Lifestyle is part of Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE) Community Interest Company and is an award winning provider of Health & Wellbeing services.
These services include NHS Health Checks, Adult Weight Management and Child Weight Management programmes and ACE Lifestyle Southend.

Telephone: 0800 022 4524

Website: www.acelifestyle.org

Just Jules Fitness

I am a qualified aerobics instructor and nutritionist and have been teaching classes in Colchester for the past ten years. I have helped many ladies and men to lose weight and become fitter and healthier. Now I would like the chance to help you.

Telephone: 01206 548049

Website: www.justjulesfitness.co.uk

Health And Fitness In Essex

If you live in Essex and want to learn how to get fit and lose weight then you are in luck, as Essex has many options available to you.

Website: www.essexportal.co.uk

Change 4 Life

Sports and active hobbies are a great way to get some exercise — they don’t need to take up a lot of time or money. Find out how to get started with these family-friendly activities.

Weight Watchers

Meetings, Online or a little bit of both. We’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle.

Website: www.weightwatchers.com

Slimming World

You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.

Website: www.slimmingworld.co.uk

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