Emotional Support


Whatever you are going through – large or small – if you need to talk Samaritans will listen. The will not judge or tell you what you should do. You can call them free at any time, from any phone on 116 123. A Welsh speaking line is also available, or you can email them if you prefer.

Mind information on talking therapies and how to find a therapist

Covers types of therapies, and details of services offered through the NHS, charities and the third sector, private therapists and therapists at your place of education or workplace. We would add that we are aware of occupational schemes where an employees partner or spouse can obtain access to talking therapies as well as the employee themselves.

NHS Information on Counselling

This page details what you can expect from NHS talking therapies, and the kind of issues they can be used to treat. It also gives some useful links to other organisations who may be able to help, and a link for self-referral for NHS talking therapies.

Education Support

Immediate, confidential support including advice, counselling or coaching for education staff.

The Hub of Hope

Just enter your postcode to find emotional support available near you.

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters is an online NHS wellbeing resource, full of useful videos.


Many local Improving Access To Psychological Therapies websites are an excellent source of good quality, free online support, as well as providing access to self-referral for talking therapies and a link to the local Mental Health Crisis Team. 

ECA Resilience Course

A Resilience Course from the brilliant Essex Coronavirus Action team, designed in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. This resource can be used even if you live outside Essex.

Nip In The Bud

Nip in the Bud works with mental health professionals to produce short films and fact sheets to help parents, primary school teachers and others caring for and working with children to recognise potential mental health conditions. The goal is to increase the prospects of early intervention and to reduce the risks of those conditions becoming more serious in later years.

Our films cover Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).