Mersea Island Medical Practice

32 Kingsland Road, West Mersea, CO5 8RA.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 6.30pm. Weekend and Bank Holidays - closed.
Tel: 01206 382015
Fax: 01206 385593
Tel: 0845 602 5215 (out of hours)


Colchester Hospital University
Turner Road, Colchester, CO4 5JL.
Tel: 01206 747474

Urgent Treatment Centre
Colchester Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester, CO4 5JL.
Telephone 111 to book a time slot at the Urgent Treatment Centre
Website: urgent-care-in-north-east-essex

NHS Cervical Screening
For more information: click here 


West Mersea Dental Surgery
32a Kingsland Road, West Mersea, CO5 8RA.
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday - 8.30am to 5.30pm, Friday - 8.30am to 5pm.
Tel: 01206 384504


Age Concern
Come Dine with Us, Fish & Chip Club based in Stanway or North Hill, Colchester - click here, Stanway or click here, North Hill Colchester 
Community Groups; various locations (including West Mersea): Community Groups Timetable and North Hill Colchester Timetable 

Carers FIRST (FIRST Choice for Carers)
Do you look after a relative or friend who due to ill health, physical or mental illness, disability, frailty, or addiction cannot manage without your support? If you do, then you are a carer and you may wish to talk to someone about your caring role.
Carers FIRST offers a range of services for adult carers. 
Tel: 0300 303 1555

Changing Pathways
Providing independent domestic violence advisors, community outreach and refuge. 
Tel: 0330 333 7444

Colchester City Council
Colchester City Council are offering a range of free, confidential financial and employment support to all residents in Colchester. View the poster for more details: click here

Community Agents Essex
Supporting older people and informal carers to find and develop independent living solutions from within their local community. 
Tel: 0300 303 9988

Community Micro-enterprise Project Directory
To view the directory, January 2024: click here

Compass Essex
Domestic abuse helpline.
Tel: 0330 333 7444

Essex Carers Support
Are you an unpaid carer? Click on the link below for support.
Tel: 01255 474410
The 'Time 4 You' project is available to all carers (18+) who live in the Essex County Council area. There is an opportunity to obtain a grant to help achieve 'Time 4 You', click here for more details. 

Essex Wellbeing Service
The Essex Wellbeing Service are looking for community volunteers to help with an array of tasks such as buddy support for shopping, dog walking, physical activity, IT issues. Keeping a garden accessible (grass cutting and weed control). Medicine collecting, posting mail, phone friend, safeguarding door step check, transport to hospital or GP.
If you wish to know more details: click here

Health & Social Care (Essex County Council)
Tel: 0345 603 7630

Next Chapter
Providing independent domestic violence advisors, community outreach and refuge. 
Tel: 0330 333 7444 or 01206 500585

Are you looking to make changes to improve your social, physical and mental wellbeing?
Tel: 0300 303 9988 (aged over 18 and live in Essex)
Poster: click here 

NHS Compassionate Companions
Leaflet: click here
Volunteer flyer: click here
Volunteer application form (word version): click here
For more information, email or telephone 07443 020291.

North East Essex Crisis Cafe
Tel: 0300 330 9492
Leaflet: click here 

North East Essex Health & Wellbeing Alliance
A practical guide to help you age well in Colchester & Tendring.
Brochure: click here

Replacement tubes, batteries, hearing screening, otoscopy, signposting and advice.
Where: Council Office, 10 Melrose Road, West Mersea, CO5 8JD.
When: 1st Friday of the month from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
For more information, please contact Angie Baker on 07442 538939
Poster: click here 
Volunteering poster: click here

St Helena
Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9JU.
Tel: 01206 845566
St Helena are running an awareness campaign to promote My Care Choices Register. It is a secure online register, accessible by GPs and certain other healthcare professionals, where people who are facing incurable illness, frailty, and dementia, are able to store their future care wishes should they become more unwell.
See leaflet for more details: click here
St Helena have many charity shops, to find one near you: click here
To find out about volunteering in a St Helena Hospice shop please email, telephone 01206 931466 for details, or visit

Strut Safe
Free UK wide phone line. If you're walking alone, our volunteers will be a friendly voice to keep you company and help you feel safe until you are through the door.
Tel: 0333 335 0026.

Synergy Essex
For victims of sexual offences.
Tel: 0300 003 7777

Victim Support
Tel: 01277 357557
Poster: click here 
Website: victimsupport get involved/volunteer 


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Contact Details

West Mersea Town Council
10 Melrose Road, West Mersea
Colchester, Essex, CO5 8JD


Telephone: 01206 382128

Office opening hours:
Monday & Friday
9am to 12pm.

You can still contact us by telephone and email at other times.