One in four people in the UK experience a mental health problem at some point that affects their daily life, relationships or physical health.
Mental health problems can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, gender or social background. Without care and treatment, mental health problems can have a serious effect on an individual and those around them.
Who should I contact?
If you are stressed and routinely feeling anxious, tense or depressed and find that these feelings interfere with sleeping, eating, relationships or work, talk to your GP. Counselling and medications may help.
If you do not have a doctor, NHS 111 can put you in touch with one and provide further information or advice.
Talking Therapies and Recovery College
Inclusion Thurrock's psychological therapies and Recovery College service offers a range of therapies, courses and materials for people over 18 with the need for emotional and mental support.
The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) and Recovery College service is provided by Inclusion Thurrock and is an important step forward in enhancing how we support better mental health in the area.
Children's and young people mental health service
All Children’s and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) across Southend, Essex and Thurrock are provided by NELFT NHS Foundation Trust under the title: Emotional wellbeing and mental health service (EWMHS).
NELFT is an experienced provider of mental health services for children and young people. It is also one of England’s largest NHS Foundation Trusts, providing community health services for children and young people with physical health needs in south west Essex, and in the four London boroughs of Barking, Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.
The service is for anybody aged between 0-18 living in the Southend, Essex and Thurrock areas and is free at the point of entry. The service is also for young people with special educational needs (SEN) up to the age of 25.
Thurrock Community Mental Health team
- Assess a person's mental health and social care needs;
- Offer advice and guidance on how mental health needs may be met - this may be from within the team or by referring to other health or voluntary agencies;
- Offer on-going help in the community, including support monitoring if a person has a severe or long term mental health problem.
Contact them through:
Address: Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL
Phone: 01375 402 276 for people aged 18 to 65,
Or 01375 413 910 for people over 65 years-old
Thurrock Mind is an independent charity that offers services in Thurrock. These include counselling, Stepping Stones - an initiative helping people gain working skills, and a range of groups to decrease social isolation which often accompanies mental illness. For more about Thurrock, see the details below:
Other support organisations
– a website offering advice and information about living with Alzheimer's, for the individual, family and carers#
– a charity helping people with severe mental illness on 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm)
– a confidential 24 hour telephone service offering support to anyone in distress on (01268) 412000 (Branch) 116 123 (UK)
Report the death of someone with a learning disability
New programme on measuring the deaths of people with learning disabilities launches in Essex.
People with learning disabilities are four times as likely to die of preventable causes compared with the general population. The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme aims to help reduce premature mortality and health inequalities for people with learning disabilities in England through local reviews of deaths of people with learning disabilities. Thurrock CCG and Council are taking part in this Pan-Essex programme.
This programme was officially launched across Essex on 1 September 2017. The leaflet and poster below provide further information.
For more information on the Essex LeDeR programme call 01702 314299
Reporting a death
To report the death of an Essex resident with learning disabilities you can phone or use an online form.
Call: 0300 777 4774 (confidential)