Being a parent can be a hard job. The aim of parenting classes is to help you cope with the challenges of being a parent and caring for a child who has additional needs.

This section provides more information about parenting classes and parent support groups available in Essex.

Abacus Parent Support Group – Wickford

Abacus Parent Support Group is for parents and carers of children with additional needs in and around the Wickford area. … Read more

Who the service provides for

Parents and carers.

Operational locations: Basildon

ADHD+ Support – Essex

ADHD+ Support is a support group which offers information, support and services to parents of children and young people with … Read more

Who the service provides for

ADHD+ support families and children of all ages.

They offer support to those who have either been approved by an internal assessment or have a diagnosis of ADHD and/or a co-existing or related neurological condition(s).  These include:

  • ODD
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • OCD
  • Bipolar
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Chiari
Email address: steve@adhdplus.support
Phone number: 0786 612 9728
Operational locations: Essex

Braintree Autism and Additional Needs Online Support Group

Braintree Autism and Additional Needs Support Group is an informal online group for parents and carers of children with autism … Read more

Who the service provides for

Parents and carers of children and young people with autism or additional needs.

Phone number: 01376 326302
Operational locations: Braintree

Colchester Parent Support (MAZE)

Colchester Parent Support is for parents and carers of children with additional needs in and around the Colchester area. The … Read more

Who the service provides for

Parents and carers of children and young people with additional needs.

Operational locations: Colchester

Colchester Toy Library – SEN Stay and Play Session

Stay and play sessions Colchester Toy Library runs a sensory stay and play session called Sensory Squeezies for children with … Read more

Who the service provides for

0 to 7 years old (with and without SEND).

Operational locations: Colchester

Epilepsy Action – Basildon Coffee and Chat

Epilepsy Action is a community of people committed to a better life for everyone affected by epilepsy who want high quality, … Read more

Who the service provides for

Anyone living with or affected by Epilepsy.

Email address: nearme@epilepsy.org.uk
Phone number: 01268 478246
Operational locations: Basildon

Epilepsy Action – Brentwood Coffee and Chat

Epilepsy Action is a community of people committed to a better life for everyone affected by epilepsy who want high … Read more

Who the service provides for

Anyone living with or affected by Epilepsy.

Email address: nearme@epilepsy.org.uk
Phone number: 07801 544520
Operational locations: Brentwood

Epilepsy Action – Harlow Coffee and Chat

Epilepsy Action is a community of people committed to a better life for everyone affected by epilepsy who want high … Read more

Who the service provides for

Anyone living with or affected by Epilepsy.

Email address: nearme@epilepsy.org.uk
Phone number: 07845 174411 or 07794 212255
Operational locations: Harlow

Epilepsy Action – Mid Essex Branch

Epilepsy Action is a community of people committed to a better life for everyone affected by epilepsy who want high … Read more

Email address: nearme@epilepsy.org.uk
Phone number: 07717 061521
Operational locations: Chelmsford

Epilepsy Action – Romford Coffee and Chat

Epilepsy Action is a community of people committed to a better life for everyone affected by epilepsy who want high … Read more

Who the service provides for

Anyone living with or affected by Epilepsy.

Email address: nearme@epilepsy.org.uk
Phone number: 01708 479536 or 07704 979654
Operational locations: Romford