New mental health crisis helpline for adults

Content originally from Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership

A new crisis mental health phone line has launched across Essex. The
24-hour service, run by Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT), offers immediate and specialist support to adults experiencing mental health crisis.

Anyone in need can dial 111 at any time and select the option for mental health crisis (option 2). Callers will be connected to trained staff at EPUT who can provide timely and appropriate support and advice.

The service is free from UK landlines and mobiles, and aimed at people aged 18 and over so they can access support when they need it most.