Depression, Anxiety and Stress

North East Essex - Therapy for You (IAPT)

Therapy for You (IAPT), provided by Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT), makes a range of talking therapies available to anyone over the age of 16 who lives in North East Essex and is not currently receiving secondary mental health care or crisis service input.

People accessing IAPT will generally require support for depression and anxiety related problems, including phobias, social phobia, single event trauma/ PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), issues of self-esteem, post-natal depression or difficulties with long term health conditions.

Facebook: @TherapyForYouEPUT

Telephone: 01206 334 001



Neessex CCG Mental Health Services

An NHS website offering advice and information on mental health services.

Telephone: 01206 918700



Mid and North East Essex Mind

Mid and North East Essex Mind provide counselling, practical support and peer support for children from the age of 5 and adults of all ages. Visit the website to find out what is available in your area.

Telephone: 01206 764600



LEAP Exercise Referral Scheme

The Life Enhancing Activity Programme – LEAP – is a scheme for Health Professionals to refer patients to Leisure World Colchester for an activity programme designed specifically for people with health issues.

Patients are also able to self-refer to the scheme for certain conditions.



Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.



Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927

Facebook: @RethinkCharity

Twitter: @Rethink_



Essex Mental Health Services

Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust (EPUT) provides integrated care including mental health, learning disability, social care and community health services.

Telephone: 0300 123 0808



EWMHS offers advice and support for stress, low mood and depression, anxiety, self-harm or difficult to manage behaviours as well as support for previously diagnosed neurodevelopmental difficulties such as ADHD or ASD.

Telephone:  0300 300 1600 (option 2, 09:00-17:00, Monday – Friday)




Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service

This service offers support to patients from 0-18 years old, or a patient with Special Educational needs up to the age of 25 years

Telephone: 0300 300 1600

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Telephone: 0207 803 1100

Facebook: @mentalhealthfoundation

Twitter: @mentalhealth



Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Telephone: 116 123

Facebook: @samaritanscharity

Twitter: @samaritans




Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Telephone: 0300 123 3393

Facebook: @mindforbettermentalhealth

Twitter: @mindcharity