Care in your own home in Essex and Southend-on-Sea
Housing with care
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.
For Shared Lives in Essex, contact Guideposts on 01993 893560. For Southend-on-Sea, contact the Department for People on 01702 215008.
Listens to and supports adults with learning difficulties to access community activities and lead fuller, more independent lives.
Offers free, impartial and expert information, advice and support to disabled people and their families, 9am to 5pm weekdays.
Freephone: 0808 800 3333
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.
South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT)
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
Tel: 01245 357357
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.
25 East Walk, Basildon SS14 1HA
2 Legg Street,
Chelmsford CM1 1AH
112a Southchurch Road,
Southend-on-Sea SS1 2LX
The Wellbeing Centre
10-11 Corner House,
Bushfair, Harlow CM18 6NZ
Mind in West Essex Counselling Service
45 Stortford Road,
Great Dunmow CM6 1DQ
Delivers information, advice, support and advocacy services throughout England.
Support, Empower, Advocate, Promote (SEAP)
SEAP provides an advocacy service for adults with a mental health condition.
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.
Advocacy for people with learning disabilities including a Transitional Advocate for school-leavers.