About us

We’re Mid and North Essex Mind, the mental health charity.

We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’re here for you. Today. Now. We’re on your doorstep and on the end of a phone. Whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis, we’ll listen, give you support and advice and fight your corner. And we’ll push for a better deal and respect for everyone experiencing a mental health problem.

We work with children from the age of 5 and adults of all ages. Some people use our services for only a little while and others might need help for longer.

We are a local, independent charity connected to the national charity Mind. There are 140 local Minds across England and Wales. We all have to raise our own money to run our services. We each have our own board of trustees who are responsible for how we are run. Mid and North Essex Mind work from Chelmsford to Clacton, from Braintree to Colchester – we cover all of mid and north east Essex.

Because we are local, we understand our community, and our services fit what people need most.

Nationally, Mind campaigns to improve services and raises awareness. We work in partnership with them and other local Minds to make sure everyone gets the help they need across England and Wales.

If you want to raise some money or donate to support the work we do in the local area, make sure you are clear on any fundraising or cheques that the money is for Mid and North Essex Mind. This means we can use this money locally. We cannot take donations to ‘Mind’.