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.
Read about an Essex wide intiative to improve access and sustainability of children's mental health services across, Thurrock, Essex and Southend.
Children and Young people mental health services
As of 01 November 2015, NELFT became the sole provider of mental health services for children and young people in Thurrock and the whole of Essex. For more information on the change in provider, visit our Children's and young people mental health services page.
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 for adults
Adults living in Thurrock can access talking therapies for a range of conditions including depression and anxiety. Inclusion Thurrock offers a range of talking therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), online CBT and counselling. In addition the service offers wider support relating to advocacy, employment, debt benefits and housing as well as bereavement and drug and alcohol misuse. For more information on the service visit our Increasing access to adult mental health services page.
Thurrock Community Mental Health team will:
- Assess your mental health and social care needs;
- Offer you advice and guidance on how your needs may be met - this may be from within our team or by referring you to other health or voluntary agencies;
- Offer on-going help in the community, including support monitoring if you have 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:
Telephone: 01375 391411
Address: Thurrock Mind, 152 Bridge Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 6DB
Other support organisations
- Alzheimer's Society – a website offering advice and information about living with Alzheimer's, for the individual, family and carers
- Depression Alliance – a charity offering support and advice on living with depression
- Rethink – a charity helping people with severe mental illness on 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm)
- Samaritans – a confidential 24 hour telephone service offering support to anyone in distress on (01268) 412000 (Branch) 08457 909090 (UK)