Resources & Useful links

Crisis support

If you feel unsafe and need immediate help, go to your local A&E department, where a psychiatric liaison team can help you.

Basildon University Hospital

Tel: 01268 524900

Address: Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL



Southend Hospital

Tel: 01702 435555

Address: Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 0RY


Out of session support

Counselling with me will be set at a weekly (sometimes fortnightly) pace, it’s not an on-call service. If you find that you are in need of immediate support out of session, you might find it useful to contact Samaritans. Samaritans have heard many people’s stories and you can discuss anything with them in complete confidence. You don’t have to be suicidal to call them for help & support. They can be reached 24/7 all year round on 116 123.


VitaMinds is is the NHS Counselling Service for Basildon and Brentwood.  Check out their website to read more on what they can offer (not just counselling).

TherapyForYou is the NHS Counselling Service for Colchester, Tendring, Southend, Castle Point and Rochford. Their website has useful information & short online courses that aim to help people understand their thoughts and feelings better.

NHS – Get fit for free has some great tips and pointers to help us look after our physical health for free, and research shows our physical health is linked to our mental health.

Andy’s Man Club is a suicide prevention charity that aims to reduce stigma around mental health in men, they provide free to attend peer support groups across the UK and online.

Therapist Aid is a website with loads of useful stuff that’s available for anyone to use. It’s full of things that are designed to promote understanding and awareness about a whole range of different topics (anxiety, depression, grief, relationships, self-esteem etc.) through videos, worksheets, guides and an interactive section. 

Getselfhelp is another useful website that’s designed to provide you with materials and tools that can help you take control of your thoughts and feelings.

Beacon House has excellent resources related to developmental trauma.

Truth Project: I will be heard is part of the Independent Enquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and offers victims and survivors the chance to share their experience, either in writing, over the phone or in person.

Websites of mental health charities tend to have useful resources for understanding/coping with mental health issues, just a few are MIND and SANE.