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 [email protected].

Local Resources

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.

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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.
  • POhWER will be at Colchester food bank

    POhWER will be at the Colchester food bank Read more

  • POhWER will be regularly attending Harlow Food bank

    POhWER will be at Harlow food bank once a month giving advice and support. Read more