SPEECH therapists in north Essex are backing a national campaign raising awareness of their role.

The Giving Voice campaign launched by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists is promoting the work of its members.

Patients treated by therapists at north Essex health centres, run by Anglian Community Enterprise, have filled out speech bubbles sharing their experiences.

The bubbles are on display at the Child Development Centre at the Turner Road, Colchester, site.

Read more in the Gazette next week.