Directory Category: Mental Health

Mental Health

We are working to help coordinate counselling and therapeutic services and improve the quality of counselling and related therapy in Southend and surrounding areas. We have meetings every two months, where members of different counselling services attend

07526 066517

Craftable is a community not-for-profit group to promote sociable crafting for those who find it hard to leave their homes or feel isolated because of long-term physical or mental health conditions.

The aim of Craftable is to recognise that crafting isn’t, as often depicted, a solitary activity carried out in isolation.  By setting up this group we hope to reach people struggling to leave their homes or talk to other adults, to give them a reason to come out once a week, to learn a new skill or practise an old one.

Craftable is run by Jen Snow and Christine Davenport.  We each have our own physical and mental health issues, so understand how difficult it can be to join a new group, or even just leave the house.

The best way to contact us is by email – the inbox is monitored regularly and you will normally receive a reply within 24 hours.

Dawn is a certified Play Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, trainer and talking counsellor. She works with all age groups in different environments and can help you resolve emotional difficulties that are causing you or children to be distressed.

07979 274517

Welcome to the Emotional Well-being and mental health service for young people up to the age of 18, or up to the age of 25 if they have special educational needs, living in Essex.

The type of support will vary depending on the type of concern and the severity.  All of the direct support options aim for young people to meet their own goals.  They include

Online self-help
Sign-posting to other organisations such as Big White Wall
Crisis support
Specialist assessments
Face to face therapy either individually or in groups

Self referral – call 0300 300 1600 to access the EWMHS during working hours.For the out of hours crisis support, please call the general NELFT switchboard on 0300 555 1201 and ask for the EWMHS Crisis Support Service.




0300 300 1600

Mwe-Bantu Dementia Awareness highlights dementia awareness in minorities & third world countries. We aim to arrange workshops where we can invite professionals from health & caring professions who can give talks on symptoms of on-set dementia; early diagnosis and on-going care.

01702 322492

We run an affordable school with add on activities such as music recording to raise funds for rent and rates.

07925 819178

Self-help group for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder or those caring for someone with OCD. We meet once a month at Growing Together premises on corner of Fairfax and Prittlewell Drives, Westcliff. Provides information about treatments and a chance to talk about and share experiences, provides emotional support.



017020 476833

Our organisation helps/supports elderly people in their own homes for longer by providing companionship based care; we run monthly Alzheimer’s and Dementias workshops bi monthly to promote better understanding and to provide some tools to help carers who

01702 382348

Free national helpline for children and young people in danger and distress. Confidential phone counselling for any child 24 hrs. a day. Children away from home helpline operates Mon-Fri 3.30pm-9.30pm Sat & Sun 2pm-8pm.

Treatment, care, support, education, training and rehabilitation of persons suffering from all forms of mental illness and disorder and the support of parents and carers of sufferers.

020 8458 2223
020 8731 7395