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.
Remember, if you are unsure on who is best to talk to you can always visit 111.nhs.uk or call NHS111. You will be asked several questions which help guide you to the most appropriate service.
Do you need urgent mental health help now?
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.
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.