Parent/Carer Support Groups in Mid Essex

Parent and carer support groups are a way to meet other parents for practical and emotional support.  Most groups are run by parents and carers of children with additional needs. They can offer:

  • friendship
  • information and advice
  • a listening ear
  • workshops
  • activities days
  • creches

Each group will offer something different. Some are open to parents and carers of children with any additional needs. Others are for parents whose children have the same need.

Find the list of groups based in Chelmsford, Braintree and Maldon below. Please check the group’s website to find out more on what they offer.

ADHD+ Support

ADHD+ Support run regular support group meetings and talks for parents of children and young people with ADHD and co-existing conditions.

Braintree Autism and Additional Needs Online

An informal online group for parents of children with autism and additional needs.

Epilepsy Action (Mid Essex)

Coffee and chat groups give people living with epilepsy the opportunity to meet new people, share experiences and get information on epilepsy.

Families InFocus Braintree Drop-in

This drop-in session is for parents and carers of children with additional needs.

Royal Association for Deaf People – Deaf Mums and Deaf Dads

Meet other deaf mums or deaf dads and chat about different topics via Zoom.