Essex Community Development

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Serving the Community, Strengthening Relationships, Bringing Transformation and Building Lives Worth Living.

Who We Are

Essex Community Development is a non-profit making organisation which aims to support and empower children and young people with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties aged 8-18 with the life skills they need in order to not only achieve their best but also have a fair chance in life.

Our Team is made up of mental health nurses, social workers, teachers, counsellors, youth workers, coaches and mentors who are committed to using their knowledge and experience in serving the community.

Parent/Guardian Information

Parenting is not an easy job, and no two children are the same. There is no precise, perfect parenting receipe, and parents are occassionally faced with various challenges in raising their children.

Members of our team are available to consult with parents and guardians, we are a phone call away. You can contact us and arrange for a one to one meeting with our experienced staff , or book to attend a parent group, where you can meet and share with other parents.

At ECD we ensure that we follow confidentiality guidlines as per the data protection act . You can be ensured that you will be attended to as an individual .

Parent Workshops and Support Groups

We facilitate a variety of parent support groups and workshops which focus on equiping parents with the necesarry skills to cope better with the challenges associated with raising young people faced with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. These include holistic, solution focused and cognitive behavioural approaches, which may be useful, for example, for parents of children with ADD/ ADHD, autism and other social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Our workshops are focused on a variety of topics e.g. Managing Challenging Behaviour, Personal Development, and Helping Your Child Build Grit and Resilience .

Essex Schools Project

Our Essex Schools project involves working in partnership with Primary and High schools in Essex, providing early holistic, solutions focused and cognitive behavioural interventions for children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) .

We also facilitate Mental Health Awareness , Bullying , Building Self Esteem, Life Skills and Anger Management workshops , to mention a few, for young people in schools and the community.


We accept student refferrals from schools for coaching, mentoring or counselling interventions.

We have staff available to meet with your SENCO or Head of School, and discuss how ECD can colaborate with your school .

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Contact Details

Essex Community Development CIC

7 Sylvan Court, Sylvan Way

Southfields Industrial Business Park

Basildon, Essex SS15 6TH

07432115879 / 07575302124