What is a mental health crisis?

Where to seek help?
A mental health crisis is different for everyone. The causes are different. How people feel is different. How people act is different. If you have a sense of being overwhelmed, being unable to cope and lacking control, then please seek help from someone as soon as you can.

If you, a family member or friend are in crisis and need help, please dial 111 and select option 2 for mental health crisis.

You will be able to talk with a trained call handler who will provide appropriate support and advice. You can call 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Under 18s
For anyone under the age of 18 in crisis, please call 0300 300 1600 or if you need urgent help or out of hours help, call 0300 555 1200.


Serious or life-threatening emergencies
If you are worried for your own or somebody else’s safety, then please dial 999.

General Wellbeing and Mental Health

Inclusion Recovery College Thurrock
Short courses on anxiety, mindfulness etc.
T: 01375 898680
W: recoverycollege.inclusionthurrock.org




Thurrock and Brentwood Mind
Counselling, bereavement counselling,
carers service, wellbeing activities etc.
01375 391411
W: thurrockandbrentwoodmind.org.uk



St Luke’s Hospice
Bereavement support, carer’s support.
T: 01268 524973
W: stlukeshospice.co.uk



Reach Out For Mental Health

FOFMH provide three hubs for you to talk to someone if you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed or suicidal. To make an appointment phone 07898 220 384 or via email info@reachoutfmh.co.uk

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

You can see a volunteer at the following locations:

Mondays at Derwent Parade, South Ockendon 4-7pm
Tuesdays at Clarence Road, Grays 6-9pm
Wednesdays Centurion Way, Purfleet 11am-2pm


Call us on 07308 069 609 Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm


Talking Therapies

Inclusion Thurrock
Provides talking therapies that can help you with mild to moderate depression and anxiety disorders, including PTSD and trauma, OCD
and panic attacks.

Treatments include; CBT, EMDR and IAPT counselling.

“PST Thurrock” offers psycho-sexual therapy to you and your partner if you need psychosexual support.

T: 01375 898680
W: inclusionthurrock.org
E: inclusion.thurrock@nhs.net

Specialist Support

Drug and alcohol addiction

Addiction can have serious, long-lasting consequences for your mental and emotional wellbeing. It’s not easy to admit to an addiction and even more difficult to do something about it.

Visions Thurrock can help those with alcohol or drug addiction to
overcome it. Get in touch today.
T: 0300 303 1018
W: www.visions.inclusionthurrock.org

Problems with food and eating

If you’re worried about your weight or eating habits or someone has told you they’re concerned about you, there are services that can help. Contact your GP to see how to access these services.
Beat also has several helplines for adults and young people for extra
support and information about eating disorders:

Employment Support

Employment support getting back to work after a long period of unemployment can be daunting.

HeadsUp provides support and advice to people in Essex with common mental health problems to help them get back into the workplace after a period of unemployment.
T: 01206 489913
W: enableeast.org.uk/headsup