About us

Mind in West Essex supports people affected by mental ill health, predominantly across West Essex to make positive changes in their lives and to improve their emotional resilience.

We also aim to normalise the conversation around mental health and in doing so reduce the stigma that can be a barrier to people accessing the support that could help them to improve their quality of life.

We offer many services to help reach our goals, including:

  • Counselling through the NHS.
  • Private counselling.
  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training.
  • Training to be emotionally strong.
  • Support from friends and colleagues.
  • Making friends to feel less lonely.
  • Helping people with grief.
  • Supporting our community.

In addition to the above client facing services we also run Crisis Alternative Services including Sanctuary, and Night Owls. 

We have an active presence on social media platforms as part of our efforts to normalise mental health and engage with the public in a way that is accessible to a wide range of people.

We are an independent, local, registered charity (Charity number 1091154) with a board of trustees drawn from the communities that we serve. We also affiliate to the national charity Mind; this means that we are part of a network of 106 other local Mind charities.

The services we provide are delivered by a team of over 90 staff and 125 volunteers.