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 provide a range of services in order to help us deliver on these aims, these include: counselling as part of the NHS psychological therapies service; a private counselling service; Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training; emotional resilience training; peer support; befriending to reduce isolation; bereavement work and community support.
In addition to the above client facing services we also run a Mental Health Referral Triage service on behalf of West Essex CCG. This service processes all GP mental health referrals across West Essex and passes them on to the relevant provider.
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 140 other local Mind charities.
The services we provide are delivered by a team of 34 staff and 60 volunteers.
Great South Run (1)
Event Date: 18/10/2020
The Great South Run was a key date in Jon’s calendar for many years, giving him the motivation to stay fit and try to achieve a personal best each year. Jen, Evie, Eddie and Henry used to love cheering him on, and they now plan to visit Portsmouth and Southsea every year in his memory.<
Hayley's Skydive (1)
Event Date: 20/06/2020
I have suffered from anxiety and depression for many years, and I have overcome many hurdles along the way.
Skydiving is another thing I’d like to do, but this time for a good cause.
I would like to raise awareness of mental health and the impact it has on sufferers and their fa
London Marathon (1)
Event Date: 26/04/2020
Sarah is taking on the iconic London Marathon next year and would really love your support.
Mind in West Essex is a charity I feel very strongly about and am excited to run for. Mental Health affects everyone and sometimes we need just need some support
RED January Alison (1)
Event Date: 01/01/2020
I figured it is time for me to walk the walk as well as talking the talk and when better to do so than as part of RED January.
So to look after both my mental and physical wellbeing and start the year off as I would like to go on I will be walking, cycling, swimming or yoga ing every day i
RED January Frankie (1)
Event Date: 31/01/2020
My name is Frankie and I am 5 years old.
I am going to exercise everyday in January. This will make me healthy! My mummy says it doesn't just keep me physically healthy but also mentally healthy.
Please donate money so I can raise lots and lots!!
Thank you so much
RED January Jo (1)
Event Date: 31/01/2020
After a rocky end to 2019 with my health I am determined to start 2020 mentally and physically healthy. So I am taking on the challenge of RED January. I am going to be active every single day in January.
I cant say that it will be a run every day (because I have three children, a job and