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Crisis Support

Mind in West Essex is not a crisis service and our phones are not staffed 24 hours a day. If you or someone you know is in crisis right now, there are places you can turn for help:

Essex Police

Non-Emergency 101 
Alternatively 01245 491491 
www.essex.police.uk

Samaritans

116 123 or 
Cambridge – 01223 364455 
Colchester – 01206 561234 
Chelmsford – 01245 357357 
Ware – 01920 464099

Helpline offering 24-hour emotional support 7 days a week. Confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

Shout (Give us a Shout)

Text – 85258

Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Visit the website here.

NHS 111

Telephone: 111 
A 24-hour 7 days a week telephone helpline for all health enquiries.

West Essex – 24-hour Crisis Resolution Home Treatment team / Trust line

0330 726 0110

The team supports people (who have been referred) in the community who would otherwise be admitted into hospital. The community teams can visit clients between the hours of 9am-5pm. From 6pm-2.30am there is Trust line support over the telephone. It’s a free call number.

Women’s Aid

0808 2000 247 
Free phone 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline. Women’s Aid is the national domestic violence charity that works to end violence against women and children.

GP Surgeries

GP Surgeries within West Essex can be found within our directory. 

We hope you have found these numbers useful. You will also find lots more organisations and services listed in the directory section of this website. Click Here.

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