Directory Category: Social Groups

Social Groups

Support group to those 18+ suffering with anxiety, low mood, depression or mental health needs.

We have a closed Facebook group offering a safe environment for people to gain and give support to each other.  Due to the success of the group and increasing demand, we are creating a programme of meets and workshops on a 2 weekly basis to be held at St Lukes Community Hub.

Additional contact Ms Andrea Davison Co-Chair,   22 Eastwood Road North,    Leigh on Sea,    SS9 4BY      07506 777008



All welcome. Friendship group meets every other Thursday between 2.00pm and 4.00pm for tea, coffee, cakes and a chat. A warm welcome awaits you. There is no charge to join in.

01702 349069

Craftable is a community not-for-profit group to promote sociable crafting for those who find it hard to leave their homes or feel isolated because of long-term physical or mental health conditions.

The aim of Craftable is to recognise that crafting isn’t, as often depicted, a solitary activity carried out in isolation.  By setting up this group we hope to reach people struggling to leave their homes or talk to other adults, to give them a reason to come out once a week, to learn a new skill or practise an old one.

Craftable is run by Jen Snow and Christine Davenport.  We each have our own physical and mental health issues, so understand how difficult it can be to join a new group, or even just leave the house.

The best way to contact us is by email – the inbox is monitored regularly and you will normally receive a reply within 24 hours.


The purpose of the group is to organize thematic events where the education of our children is the main focus in order for them to learn and follow the national traditions. For example, Santa Claus Day, End of Winter Carnival, The Big Pig Day, Festival of

01702 625660

To feed homeless guests on Monday and Thursday evenings at Holybrook site, Carnarvon Road. A cooked hot meal, plus salad options, cakes, snacks. Provide night packs – sandwiches/water/fruit etc. Provide clean clothing when available and toiletries and essential living items.

07927 803559 This will be monitored during reasonable hours.

Piertalk is a local community group offering friendship for the residents of Southend.  We arrange a wide variety of activities including walks, quizzes, lunches, days out – check out our calendar at

07474 119899

Rotary is an International Service Organisation consisting of 1.2m members world wide. In Essex there are 59 clubs, each of which decides what projects to undertake and which charity and cause it wishes to support.

The Little Free Pantry (LFP) is a judgement free place where people can come and help themselves to some groceries, that have been donated by the community, in times of need. Main aims – to help those in need of assistance with groceries.

Outreach in the community also available.


Welcome to Southend Mencap supporting people with a learning disability in Southend, Castle Point, Rayleigh and Rochford.  To find out all about everything the society does from their large projects such as Advocacy and The Music Man project, to the weekly clubs and groups like SMASH and Family Play & Respite.  To view all the current information flyers for each project simply go to the Flyers page and download the flyer of your interest.

01702 341250

Micro-funding for small projects (or projects starting small) awarded during 3hr events (Bi-monthly) where presenters speak for 5 mins. The ‘soup’ events are also about building community by connecting people and generating friendships and, hopefully, act

07455 610610