Help is there if you are struggling with mental health

Health / Fri 8th Sep 2023 at 07:13am

IF you are struggling with your mental health and experiencing suicidal thoughts, please tell someone.

Whatever you are going through, there is always help available.

We offer a number of services for adults aged 18 and over who are in crisis and need urgent help.

Call 111 for immediate and specialist support. 111 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is a single point of contact for anyone in crisis or in need of support of behalf of someone else.  

You will be put through to trained staff, who will give you advice and support.

During 2022/23, we received more than 49,000 calls to our 111 service.

Our Mental Health Urgent Care Department at Basildon Hospital also provides urgent support for anyone over 18 in mid and south Essex, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Staff work with patients to understand what has triggered their mental health crisis and ensure they receive the right care in the right place, whether that’s at home or in hospital.

The department is led by our Trust and staffed by specialist doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals from EPUT, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, and the East of England Ambulance Service. They also work with community services and charities.

The 111 service and Mental Health Urgent Care Department do not replace 999. If you or someone you know is in mental health crisis and requires serious or life threatening emergency mental or physical care, call 999 immediately.

Alex Green, our Executive Chief Operating Officer, said: “Talking about our emotional and mental health can be really hard for so many reasons.

“If you are struggling, please know you are not alone. There is always someone here to help you, day or night, every single day.

“They will listen and make sure you get the right support.”

The North East London NHS Foundation Trust’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service offers urgent support to anyone under the age of 18 who is in crisis.

You can call them on 0800 953 0222. Outside of working hours, please call 0800 995 1000.

Sunday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day and the World Health Organisation estimates more than 700,000 people take their own lives every year worldwide.

Every life lost is a tragedy and it’s important to break down the stigma around talking about mental health.
The following organisations and resources also provide help and support:

Call 116 123 for free, any time. For more information, visit the Samaritans website.

Stay Alive app 
The Stay Alive app has useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide. For more information, visit https://prevent-suicide.org.uk/find-help-now/stay-alive-app/

YoungMinds Mental Health
Visit the Young Minds website and Parents Helpline and webchat

Papyrus – Prevention of young suicide
For confidential advice, contact HOPELINE247 on 0800 068 41 41 or text 07860 039967.
Visit the Papyrus website.

Visit the Mind website for information and advice.

Mental Health Foundation
Visit the Mental Health Foundation website for information and advice.

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4 Comments for Help is there if you are struggling with mental health:

2023-09-09 09:37:54

so many people speak out after many years of struggling, to be fobbed off, told your not going to recieve an appointment from the mental health team because you missed 3 phone call appointments supposedly, but they new you tried to take your live twice during that year and was having a break down, so they close your referal instead of helping you. as a mental health sufferer for many many years and dealing with the mental health services in harlow, I am really upset to see these adverts when the reality is people are getting the door slammed in their faces after plucking up the courage for so long to tell someone how they are feeling, the community mental health team in harlow we all know who they are; are absolute rubbish and have caused 3 people I know to take their lives due to how the services are run so poorly. this has nothing to do with the pandemic as they keep saying and using as an excuse this has been going on the for last 8 to 10 years and it has to stop. when your keeping a diary of your day to day life incase anything happens to you and they try blame my mental health then we know we have a serious problem within this service... yes I keep a diary so my family know from myself how and what goes on in my life and the nhs cannot lie about it. i am only speaking of the nhs comments mental health team in harlow, and not other mental health services in the area.

2023-09-10 16:53:53

Meanwhile the government plans to remove 'wishing to kill yourself and self harming from the risk to yourself criteria if they force you to go back to work. You couldn't make it up

2023-09-11 00:06:15

So suffering with mental health isit acceptable for Harlow police to smash your flat up leave you feeling unsafe in your own property with a couple off 2 pound locks on your door taking your goods trashing your flat throwing your kids toys around ! Leaving it a absolutely mess ! The people who are meant to be there violating you when your in a crisis harlow police feel proud off your self

2023-09-11 00:10:08

Reason why people suffer in silence is because off the police and the fake mental health team who are no good !

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