Directory Category: Health


A single point of access for residents of Southend to quickly and easily find the support they need to make positive changes to lifestyles such as increase physical activity, weight management, eat more healthily, stop smoking and alcohol consumption.

0800 022 4524

ACE Lifestyle Southend is a service for residents of Southend who wish to make positive changes to their lifestyle to improve their health and wellbeing. There are a range of programmes, groups and one to ones available with the majority being free of charge.  They are available across the Southend borough all at different locations, days and times including evenings and weekends.  When we discuss the options available with each individual, we take into account when activities are held and if it is a suitable location for them.

The service includes a personalised programme to help people reach their health goals.  This could include 1-to-1 support or referral to other programmes such as  weight management, physical activity or stopping smoking.

Individuals can refer themselves or healthcare professionals such GPs and pharmacists can refer patients.

Additional contact – Helen Dickens –

ACE Lifestyle Southend just covers Southend however ACE has other services commissioned across Essex

0800 022 4524 (option 2)

Action for M.E. is the UKs leading charity dedicated to improve the lives of people with M.E. It provides information and support to people affected by M.E. and their carers and campaigns for more research, better treatments and better services for them. Incorporating Association of Young People with ME from April 2018.

0845 123 2380

Active life seeks to improve the health and emotional well being of children, young people and adults. We are a collective of professional health and fitness tutors. ‘Active life for a healthier you’ provide health sessions at non-traditional venues. For

01702 567327

The CIC has been set up to raise funds to provide the Stride 3-pronged exercise/eating/stress management coaching to targeted groups – people who are limited in life due to either their social situation, financial position or health condition, physically


Gentle Water Therapy classes for all ages. Free trial sessions. All pools 94 degrees plus.

01702 475508

Merged with Action for M.E. April 2018

National charity providing information help and support for people affected by eating disorders in particular anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Youthline – up to 18 years: 0845 634 7650 (Mon-Fri 4pm-6.30pm).

0300 123 3355
01603 664915

The Bladder and Bowel Community is  the UK wide charity for people with bladder and bowel control problems. B&BF provides information and support services, including a confidential helpline, for anyone affected by these conditions as well as their

Home Delivery Service 0800 031 5406

01926 357220

Breast Cancer Care offers support and information to those affected by breast cancer. Free confidential service delivered by health care professionals and trained volunteers. Helpline group and one-to-one support. Textphone: 0808 800 6001

0845 077 1895
0845 092 0820