Feeling worried about Coronavirus?
It is natural to feel anxious during these times. There’s information available to help you and answer your questions.
This page is about mental health support that is available.
Every Mind Matters made a list of things to do to look after your mental wellbeing. It will also help you deal with anxiety about the coronavirus outbreak.
Samaritans can support you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They can help if you are finding it hard to cope, or worried about someone else. They can also help if you are feeling suicidal or want to harm yourself. Contact them on 116 123 or visit their website.
Mental Health Support for adults and older people
Therapy for You
They provide talking therapy in Southend and Castle Point and Rochford. Refer yourself by calling 01268 739128 or email email@example.com. Your GP can also refer you.
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If you are caring for someone but experience any of this yourself they can still help.
South East Essex Mental Health Wellbeing Hub is provided by Trust Links.
They are a first port of call. This is for people with any mental health problems in Southend who would like to access community based support.
The Wellbeing Hub and the partner Recovery College provide
- 1:1 advice, guidance and support
- peer support
- access to specialist support
Trust Links also offers counselling and support to carers, therapeutic gardening for adults, and support for children and young people. Their service is now online, on social media at www.facebook.com/trustlinksonline and by telephone. Call them on 01702 213134 or visit their website.
South East Essex Mind
They provide counselling and video counselling and an ‘appropriate adult’s service’. They support those with a mental health issue or a learning disability. Also for those who have been arrested and a housing support service.
South East Essex Mind can be accessed on 01702 601123 or visit their website.
Age Concern Southend
Due to Coronavirus they have changed their service. They have expanded their befriending service to meet the needs of adults of all ages.
If you need to seek help urgently, call NHS 111. From 1st April 2020 this service can direct you straight to a qualified mental health professional.
NHS 111 may refer you to ‘Sanctuary by Sea’. This is an out of hour’s crisis service in Southend. You can go here for a chat and to get support and advice.
Essex Partnership University Trust (EPUT)
EPUT have specialist mental health services for the residents of Southend. They can be contacted on 0300 123 08 08. Information about all of the services provided by EPUT is available on the EPUT website.
Information and online support:
The below resources are trusted and commonly used.
Read their guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing.
Digital/On line sources
Silvercloud have online courses to help manage
Big White Wall is a digital and online mental health and wellbeing service.
The Calm Zone is a charity preventing male suicide.
Anxiety Society is a local peer support group. It is for people suffering with anxiety and low mood.
WYSA APP is a chat tool with over 100 self-care resources. There is a payable option to access psychology sessions and support.
Well Mind App is a free NHS mental health and wellbeing app.