Get mental health help and support

Find out about the mental health support available in Essex

Early intervention support

Our Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing team is a short term early intervention team made up of social workers, support workers and an employment specialist.

They work with people who are experiencing low level mental health problems such as anxiety and depression which are causing a social care need.

What they offer

The service offers information and practical advice on accessing the most appropriate local services to enable you to become more independent.

They can work with you over a period of 3 to 6 months, or sooner, to enable you improve your mental health so you can achieve your goals. This could include finding ways to help you:

  • feel better
  • manage your mood
  • get out and about without feeling anxious or stressed
  • get back into work or education
  • access community services
  • meet new people


You can refer yourself if you:

  • live in Essex
  • are aged between 18 and 65
  • have mental health concerns
  • feel emotionally distressed
  • have a social care issue, or care for someone who does

Make a referral  

You can refer yourself directly to the Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing team. They can be contacted by:

Their office hours are:
  • Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm
  • Friday, 9am to 4:30pm