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Practical Support

If you are an adult living with a mild to moderate mental health problem and need information, advice and practical support to get help from other local services and organisations, our Support Time and Recovery Service (STaRS) is here to help.

STaR workers are here to work with you to make sure you can get the help you need with things like housing, debt and finance problems, benefits and much more.


We’re here to introduce you to groups and activities local to you if you are feeling lonely and isolated, and help you find volunteering opportunities in your local community.

Our STaR workers will help you for a short period of time and will get an action plan in place with you as soon as you meet them. They will arrange to visit you if needed and can also support you on the phone.

We offer support and guidance in a variety of ways including:

  • Supporting with accessing the right benefits
  • Finances and debt
  • Housing related issues
  • Volunteering and engaging with the community
  • Social Inclusion
  • Support with meetings and phone calls


How to get help from the STaR service


If you live in North East Essex you can refer yourself online visit the Therapy For You website to find out more or you can call 01206 334001.