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
Children's and young people mental health service
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.
For more information, visit the Children and young people mental health service section of the website.
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.
Or 01375 413 910 for people over 65 years-old
Telephone: 01375 391411
Address: Thurrock Mind, 152 Bridge Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 6DB
Other support organisations
Reporting the death of someone with a learning disability
A programme in Essex is collecting death reports of people with learning disabilities to help reduce the number of early deaths.
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. Thurrock CCG and Council are taking part in this Pan-Essex programme.
The leaflet and poster below provide further information:
- pdf Learning Disabilities Review Programme - Information for Families (2.15 MB)
- pdf Learning Disabilities Review Programme - Poster (717 KB)
For more information on the Essex LeDeR programme call 01702 314299
Reporting a death
Call: 0300 777 4774 (confidential)
Young People and Psychosis
The East of England Clinical Network (Mental Health) has developed two short films to raise young people’s awareness of psychosis. The films are based on young people’s journeys through psychosis.
Josh and Fabi describe their symptoms and talk about the support they received along their respective roads to recovery. The films were created to help young people identify symptoms of psychosis and where to go for help from primary care and the early intervention in psychosis team if they/someone they know experiences a first episode of psychosis (FEP). The films can be watched below.
For more information on the early psychosis service provided in Essex, visit EPUT Essex Support and Treatment for Early Psychosis (ESTEP) webpage.