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:
If you, a family member or friend are in crisis and need help, please dial NHS 111 and select the option for mental health crisis. You will be connected to a contact centre where trained staff will provide appropriate support and advice 24 hours a day.
If you are under the age of 18 or are the family member of someone under the age of 18 who is in crisis, please call the Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service on 0800 953 0222
Serious or life-threatening emergencies
If you or someone you know is in mental health crisis and requires serious or life threatening emergency mental or physical care, dial 999 immediately.
Alternatively 01245 491491
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.
Telephone: 111 Option 2
A 24-hour 7 days a week telephone helpline for all health enquiries.
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 within West Essex can be found within here.