Writtle University College (WUC) Student Support Services work hard to support WUC students, but sometimes there are other external agencies who may be better placed to help and advise.

As such, support teams work in close partnership with a large variety of external agencies and signpost and/or refer out to them where they think they will be able to provide alternative, specialist, and/or additional support to WUC students.

Here is a list of just a few.

Citizens Advice logo

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice can provide advice on a whole range of topics, such as benefits, work, debt and money, consumer, housing, law and courts, immigration and heath.


0800 144 8848



Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland. The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Website link

116 123 for free

Women's Aid logo

Women's Aid

Women's Aid works to provide life saving services in England and to build a future where domestic abuse is not tolerated.

Action for Family Carers logo

Action for Family Carers

Action for Family Carers work to make a positive difference to the lives of carers and young carers in Essex.

Website link

0300 7 70 80 90

Essex Gov UK logo

Essex County Council

If you are living with a disability or health condition, there is a support for you and your family as you transition from children's services to adult services.

Website link

The Beaumont Society


Beaumont provide help and support for the transgender community.


01582 412220 (24/7 365 days of the year)

Mermaids logo


Mermaids supports transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse children, young people and families.

Website link

0808 8010400

Alcoholics Anonymous Logo

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous provide help with drinking problems.


0800 9177650

Al-Anon logo


Al-Anon Family groups are avaible to provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else's drinking.

Website link

0800 0086 811

Frank logo


Information, help and advice about drugs.

Website link

0300 1236600

Open Road logo

Open Road

Open Road is an established drug and alcohol recovery support charity in Essex and Medway.

Website link

0844 499 1223

01245 284772 Chelmsford Centre

The Children's Society logo

The Children's Society - EYPDAS

EYPDAS support young people affected by drug and alcohol addiction.


01245 493311

Cruse logo


Cruse provide bereavement support.

Website link

0808 808 1677



SERICC supports anyone who is affected by any form of sexual violence and abuse, particularly to girls and women in Essex and the surrounding areas within East Anglia.

Website link

01375 380609

Chelmsford Counselling Foundation (CCF) logo

Chelmsford Counselling Foundation (CCF)

CCF offer fee-paying psychodynamic counselling.


01245 284890

BACP logo


The BACP register can help you find a suitable BACP registered member (who must have taken or be taking a core practitioner course in counselling or psychotherapy) helping to give you assurance of proficiency and ethical practice.

South East and Central Essex Mind logo

Mind - South East & Central Essex

South East & Central Essex Mind are a local independent charity based in Southend. They provide supported housing, counselling for adults & children, PACE support, mental health training and signposting to those in the Chelmsford, Castle Point, Rocford, South Woodham Ferrers and Southend areas.

Website link

01702 601123

Mid and North East Essex Mind logo

Mind - Mid & North East Essex

Support and advice for mental health problems.

Website link

01206 764600

NELFT NHS Foundation Trust logo


NELFT provides an extensive range of integrated community and mental health services.

Website link

0800 995 1000 NELFT Mental Health Direct helpline service available 24 hours a day, every day of the year

0300 300 2723 Single Point of Access (SPA) for Essex Adults Community Services

0300 300 1555 SPA for Essex Children's Community Services

0800 953 0222 for in hours Essex SPA Children's Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health and Eating Disorder Services