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.

Telephone

0800 144 8848


Samaritans

Samaritans

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
Telephone

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
Telephone

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

Beaumont provide help and support for the transgender community.

Telephone

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


Mermaids logo

Mermaids

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

Website link
Telephone

0808 8010400


Alcoholics Anonymous Logo

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous provide help with drinking problems.

Telephone

0800 9177650


Al-Anon logo

Al-Anon

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
Telephone

0800 0086 811


Frank logo

Frank

Information, help and advice about drugs.

Website link
Telephone

0300 1236600


Open Road logo

Open Road

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

Website link
Telephone

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.

Telephone

01245 493311


Cruse logo

Cruse

Cruse provide bereavement support.

Website link
Telephone

0808 808 1677


SERICC logo

SERICC

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
Telephone

01375 380609


Chelmsford Counselling Foundation (CCF) logo

Chelmsford Counselling Foundation (CCF)

CCF offer fee-paying psychodynamic counselling.

Telephone

01245 284890


BACP logo

BACP

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
Telephone

01702 601123


Mid and North East Essex Mind logo

Mind - Mid & North East Essex

Support and advice for mental health problems.

Website link
Telephone

01206 764600


NELFT NHS Foundation Trust logo

NELFT

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

Website link
Telephone

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