Community Groups

Breathe Easy Colchester

Your local support group for people with lung conditions, Breathe Easy meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of each month at 10.30am.

As a member of Breathe Easy you can also join the Heavy Breathers Exercise group on Thursdays 2.00pm-3.00pm and Singing for Lung Health Thursdays 3.00pm-4.00pm.

All meetings are held at St John and Highwoods Community Centre. CO4 9SR.

Telephone: 01206 303707

Langham Community Centre

The current Langham Community Centre was opened in June 1988 and has been serving local village residents and other commercial hirers ever since.

Telephone: 07741 284132



Colchester Community Zones

Book a collection of unwanted household items such as furniture and electrical items. Report a street problem including, graffiti, fly-tipping and dog fouling. Find out how you can get involved in your local community.


United in Kind

People across Essex working together to reconnect with our neighbours and communities to help overcome loneliness. Hundreds of community, charity and voluntary groups supporting people who feel lonely or isolated.




EssexConnects is the place to find local activities and to help you to get in touch with hundreds of local charities, voluntary groups, and community sector services, based in Essex.


Run and Brunch

I started Run and Brunch running club in Clacton because I wanted to get people of all ages, shapes and sizes to give walking, jogging and running a go without feeling pressured in to being fast or in to wearing the latest running gear.


Colchester Samaritans

Colchester Samaritans aims to make emotional health a mainstream issue, so that fewer people die by suicide through sharing feelings of emotional distress openly without the fear of being judged.

Address: Samaritans Colchester, Walsingham Road Community Hall, Walsingham Road, Colchester, CO2 7BN

If something’s troubling you, get in touch: 

Branch Telephone: 01206 561234 (local call charges apply)

National Telephone: 116 123 (this number is a free call)

Email: (UK and ROI)

Langham Community Shop

Langham Community Shop are a volunteer-staffed Community Shop that has served the village of Langham since 2004, with opening hours on 364 days each year.

Telephone: 01206 272431



Futures in Mind

Futures in Mind is a service designed for people from across Essex who are looking for support with recovery from mental health problems and/or substance and alcohol misuse. We have peer support groups and befriending services available across the area.

Telephone: 01376 316126



Essex Wellbeing Service

The Essex Wellbeing Service supports people in the community and at work with a range of health, wellbeing and welfare needs. We help people access information and support to stay healthy, safe and well from help to quit smoking to supporting families adapt to ‘new normal’.

We also coordinate requests and referrals for support and connect them to our volunteers.

Tel: 0300 303 9988


Tendring District Ramblers

We try to cater for most walking abilities by offering regular weekly walking

Telephone: 01255 677368


Clacton Camera Club

The club welcomes anyone who has an interest in photography, whatever their skill level or medium they use, be it film or digital. We provide a friendly atmosphere on a Friday evening combining competitions with guest speakers, members’ workshops, fun events and demonstrations.