EssexCentral and East of England > Essex POhWER has been working in Essex since 2003. We provide the following services in Essex: Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) Citizen Advocacy How do I get support from an advocate? To make a referral to the advocacy services in Essex, you can download the forms below: Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) referral form Citizen Advocacy referral form If you are not sure whether you can get an advocate, or for more information, advice and support in your area, you can contact us on 0300 456 2370 or email [email protected]. Local Resources Download the Essex IMHA leaflet (pdf) Download the Essex Citizen Advocacy Leaflet (pdf) Download POhWER Essex newsletter issue 1 (pdf) Download POhWER Essex newsletter issue 2 (pdf) POhWER Essex newsletter issue 3 (pdf) POhWER Essex newsletter issue 4 (pdf) POhWER Essex newsletter issue 5 (pdf) POhWER Essex newsletter issue 6 (pdf) Advocacy Services Directory (pdf) Tell Us Once Information (pdf) Essex Dementia Friends Report 2018 (pdf) Community Advocacy Services Our client, aged 18 was studying for A levels (final year) as well as managing the household, family finances and caring for younger siblings, who were at secondary school as their mum had recently passed away and their father was in hospital as his condition necessitated a long hospital stay followed by rehabilitation. click here to find out more Pippa's Story Read about Pippa’s journey from volunteer Citizen Advocate to a paid member of staff in this new case study. Read Pippa's story here In your area Central and East of England Colchester Foodbank POhWER will be at Colchester Foodbank as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. POhWER's Community Development Worker for Essex, Sharon, will provide information about the advocacy services which POhWER provide in Essex. You can also find out about volunteering opportunities with the team. Booking for this event has now closed.