Sir David Amess, MP: Tributes and local information

Support information and advice

Support for the public

If you have been affected by the tragic murder of Sir David Amess, or the upcoming anniversary of this, please reach out and talk to someone. There is lots of support here in Southend, and nationally, so please do take care and make contact if you need to. Below are some local and national contacts that are here, ready to speak to you.

Victims of Terrorism

If you feel that you, or someone you know, needs support following a terrorist attack, emotional and practical support is available for you.

This page contains information on where to seek advice and assistance following a terrorist attack. It also provides details of official helplines and support services available to victims, survivors, witnesses, family members, and all those affected.


Support information on the Samaritans website

Phone: 116 123


Therapy for You:

Therapy for You provide talking therapy in Southend and Castle Point and Rochford.

Refer yourself by calling 01268 739128 or email Your GP can also refer you.

They can help with

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Trauma

Support for Councillors

The murder shocked the whole community and people are here to help you too. Please do contact friends, family and colleagues if you need to speak about the tragic events of 15 October 2021, or to get advice. The employee assistance programme is still available to you and has people ready to speak to you at any time. Alternatively, please do seek support from other colleagues and your political party if needed.

Employee Assistance Programme: 0800 0305182. This is a 24 hour number.

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