The CCGs in mid and south Essex have put together guides to local mental health services in the area.

One in four people in the UK experience a mental health problem at some point that affects their daily life, relationships or physical health.

Mental health problems can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, gender or social background. Without care and treatment, mental health problems can have a serious effect on an individual and those around them.

Who should I contact?

If you are stressed and routinely feeling anxious, tense or depressed and find that these feelings interfere with sleeping, eating, relationships or work, there are a range of services that can help. Below you will find guides to mental health services. These are split up into the five regions in mid and south Essex and there is also separate guides for adults and under 18s.

Remember if you need help but are not sure where to go, you can always contact NHS 111 for advice online  at or by calling 111. There is even an option for those experiencing a mental health crisis; just call 111 and select 2.

Know when to seek mental health support

Mental health guides for each area

My Health Matters tips for mental health and wellbeing

Top tips to cope with anxiety

Tips to help you deal with stress and burnout

Top tips to improve your mood

Top tips to get to sleep and sleep better