Central 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:

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

Local Resources

Reagan's Chest Surgery

Reagan is lying in his hospital bed talking to an advocate.

Reagan went in for surgery for his sunken chest, getting a bar put in place to support it. After the procedure there were complications and he had to have the bar removed. He then phoned POhWER for support.

Read Reagan's story here

Pippa's Story

An advocate chats to a client

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

News in Essex

Read all about what POhWER has been up to recently in Essex

Events in Essex

Find out about all the events POhWER Essex have organised and any that we will be attending, where you can come and talk to us.
  • Brentwood Library Community Tree Event

    POhWER is hold an information stand at Brentwood library on the second Thursday of every month up to and including September 2017 from 10:00a.m-12:00p.m. Read more

  • Volunteer recuitment drop in Session

    POhWER will be holding a holding a volunteer recruitment Read more

  • POhWER will be at Colchester food bank

    POhWER will be at the Colchester food bank Read more