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One in four people will experience problems with their mental health during their lives.

Mental health and wellbeing is important to us all. Mental health is the emotional resilience that enables us all to enjoy life and to survive pain, disappointment and sadness.

Mental health problems are amongst the most common forms of ill health. And they can affect any one of us, at any point in our lives. For some, stress at work, money worries or relationship troubles could become overwhelming and leave people in need of help. Others may suffer from ongoing and complex mental health conditions that require long-term care.

If you’re experiencing the kind of feelings that make it difficult for you to get on with living your life, it’s important to talk to someone about how you are feeling. Support available here in mid Essex includes: 

Mental health support is still available during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, services are being provided over the telephone, through video consultation and through other digital platforms including Silvercloud. If you need support, we can and will help you. 

Online support with SilverCloud

SilverCloud is a flexible self-help programme you can access at home, in a coffee shop or on the go using a computer or a smart device – all you need is an internet connection. This means you can easily fit your sessions around your normal daily routine.

The programme consists of digital cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which medical evidence shows can have a positive impact on low mood and anxiety.

SilverCloud is free, to anyone who lives or works in mid Essex. For more information or to sign up click here.

Talking Therapies with Health in Mind

Health in Mind provides access to a wide range of talking therapy treatments for adults with common mental health problems. Health in Mind is part of the national initiative Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).

Treatment sessions may be by phone, online, in groups or face-to-face. Treatment options are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is a structured therapy where you you will be set goals you want to reach and work on changes you can make to patterns of thoughts and behaviours to help you attain your goals.

If you think you would benefit from our service the first step is to talk to the team to find out how they can best help you. For more information or to self refer click here.

Do you need urgent mental health help now?

Adults

If you, a family member or friend are in crisis and need help, please dial NHS 111 and select the option for mental health crisis. You will be connected to EPUT’s contact centre where trained staff will provide appropriate support and advice 24 hours a day.

Under 18s

If you are under the age of 18 or are the family member of someone under the age of 18 who is in crisis, please call North East London NHS Foundation Trust’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service on 0300 300 1600 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you need urgent help or out of hours help, call 0300 555 1201.

Serious or life-threatening emergencies

If you or someone you know is in mental health crisis and requires serious or life threatening emergency mental or physical care, dial 999 immediately.