Care in your own home in Essex and Southend-on-Sea

Housing with care

Supported Living

For further information, speak to Adult Services on 0345 603 7630 (Essex), 01702 215008 (Southend-on-Sea) or contact your local team for further information.

Shared Lives

For Shared Lives in Essex, contact Guideposts on 01993 893560. For Southend-on-Sea, contact the Department for People on 01702 215008.

Specialist services

Learning disability

Guideposts
Listens to and supports adults with learning difficulties to access community activities and lead fuller, more independent lives.

Tel: 01993 893560
Email: info@guideposts.org.uk
Web: www.guideposts.org.uk

Scope
Offers free, impartial and expert information, advice and support to disabled people and their families, 9am to 5pm weekdays.

Freephone: 0808 800 3333
Web: www.scope.org.uk

Mental health

In Essex, the North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (NEPFT) and the South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT) provide mental health services. Some SEPT services cover Southend-on-Sea. Southend-on-Sea has an online directory at www.southendinfopoint.org which covers all services, including mental health.

North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01245 546400
Email: nepuft.enquiries@nhs.net
Web: www.nep.nhs.uk

South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT)

Tel: 0300 123 0808
Email: communications@sept.nhs.uk
Web: www.sept.nhs.uk

Southend-on-Sea Community Mental Health Team
Tel: 01702 456800

Mental health helplines

North Essex Resource and Information Line for mental health (NERIL)
Voluntary helpline open to anyone in mental distress and their carers, open every day between 6.00pm and 2.00am.

Tel: 0845 090 0909

Samaritans

Tel: 01245 357357

MIND

MIND provides support, advice and information to individuals in Essex and Southend-on-Sea who have mental health conditions. The organisation has a team of professional staff and volunteers who provide services from various localities.

Basildon
25 East Walk, Basildon SS14 1HA

Tel: 01268 284130
Email: info@basmind.org
Web: www.basmind.org

Chelmsford
Sadlers House,
2 Legg Street,
Chelmsford CM1 1AH

Tel: 01245 345083
Email: info@SEandCEssexMind.org.uk
Web: www.seandcessexmind.org.uk

Southend-on-Sea
112a Southchurch Road,
Southend-on-Sea SS1 2LX

Tel: 01702 601123
Email: office@SEandCEssexMind.org.uk
Web: www.seandcessexmind.org.uk

Harlow
The Wellbeing Centre
10-11 Corner House,
Bushfair, Harlow CM18 6NZ

Tel: 01279 421308
Email: admin@mindinwestessex.org.uk
Web: www.mindinwestessex.org.uk

Mind in West Essex Counselling Service
45 Stortford Road,
Great Dunmow CM6 1DQ

Tel: 01371 876641
Email: talking@mindinwestessex.org.uk
Web: www.mindinwestessex.org.uk

Advocacy

POhWER
Delivers information, advice, support and advocacy services throughout England.

Tel: 0300 456 2370
Minicom: 0300 456 2364
Text: send the word ‘pohwer’ with your name and number to 81025
Email: pohwer@pohwer.net
Web: www.pohwer.net

Support, Empower, Advocate, Promote (SEAP)
SEAP provides an advocacy service for adults with a mental health condition.

Tel: 0300 343 5736
Email: info@seapessexadvocacy.org.uk
Text: send the word ‘SEAP’ to 80800
Web: www.seap.org.uk

South East Essex Advocacy for Older People
Advocates on behalf of people aged 60 and over who experience financial and/or social difficulties in their lives.

Tel: 01702 340566
Email: advocacy@seeafop.org
Web: www.seeafop.org 

Southend Mencap
Advocacy for people with learning disabilities including a Transitional Advocate for school-leavers.

Tel: 01702 334514
Email: southendmencap.advocacy@hotmail.co.uk
Web: www.southendmencap.org.uk