Coronavirus – latest information about our services

Our services remain open, but we are changing the way we do things to allow us to respond the current coronavirus outbreak:

  • In line with national ‘social distancing’ guidance we are trying to minimise all face-to-face contact with service users, to keep you and our staff safe.
  • That means at times you may have a telephone call or online support rather than attending in person.  This will be agreed with you directly.

Please click here for the latest service information for our service users and carers.

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19):

For the most up to date and accurate information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) you should use the following resources:

  • NHS website for information on the virus and how to prevent it spreading
  • Public Health England has the most up to date information on the number of cases, the government’s response and how to protect yourself.
  • Travel advice has been provided by the Government, be sure to read this if you are planning any trips abroad in the near future.
  • Follow Public Health England on Twitter for the latest advice, facts and figures as they are announced.

For further general information, guidance and support about coronavirus click here.

Self-Help Guides and Information websites:

To access self-help materials and information websites to support your mental health and wellbeing, please click here.  

Alternative contacts:

  • Samaritans: whatever you’re going through, you can call Samaritans any time (24/7), from any phone for free. Call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org (response time: 24 hours).
  • Shout: a free 24/7 text service, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. Text “SHOUT” to 85258.

If you would like more information about the crisis support available in Essex, please click here.