If you, a friend or relative are experiencing mental health problems for the first time, you should contact your GP. If out of hours please call 111 to access the right service. If you feel it is an emergency and you cannot wait for a GP appointment, go to your nearest A&E department. You can access counselling services on the NHS directly through Health in Mind by calling 0300 330 5455 or at www.northessexiapt.nhs.uk and click on North East Essex.
If you are already under the care of the Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) in Colchester or Tendring please call the Access and Assessment Team on 0330 726 1800.
If you are living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information - about a condition, treatment options, or practical issues - is vital. For further advice and support you can also visit www.mind.org.uk.