About us

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

We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. That’s why we are 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 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.

Mid and North East Essex Mind are a local, independent charity connected to the national charity Mind. There are 130 local Minds across England and Wales. We all have to raise our own money to run our services so we each have our own board of trustees who are responsible for how we are run. Our work takes place across the Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Maldon and Tendring districts. Because we are local, we understand our community, therefore our services fit what people need most.

On this site you can find out about all the services we provide and how you can access them, if you have any questions please visit the Contact Us page.

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 East Essex Mind which will mean we can use this money locally helping even more people living with a mental health problem. Unfortunately, we cannot take donations to ‘Mind’.