There are an estimated 589,000 people who are dependent on alcohol in England and about a quarter of them are likely to be receiving mental health medication; mostly for anxiety and depression, but also for sleep problems, psychosis and bipolar disorder.
Healthwatch Essex has launched a report giving a unique insight into the mental health of frontline workers, working across the county.
This report looks at the use of restraint, seclusion and segregation in care services for people with a mental health condition, a learning disability or autistic people.
Wilderness Foundation UK is offering FREE places on 'Brave Futures'; a nature-based group therapy programme set up to support clients who have experienced grief, trauma, addictions, social isolation, anxiety and depression.
A variety of Mental Health Support lines as well as training which will provide a person with the tools to have a conversation that may help to save a life.
A new service has launched to support children and young people aged 5-18 years (or up to 25 if in receipt of an Education, Health and Care Plan) in response to COVID-19 and an increase in demand for mental health support.
Zoe, a Healthwatch Essex Young Mental Health Ambassador, shares her mental health story in the hope that others will learn something from her story.
No health without mental health: why this matters now more than ever...
Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual campaign which aims to get people talking about their mental health and reduce the stigma around mental illness. Read about the services that are available to offer support.
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.