Chat with Charlie

Chat with Charlie is a new online mental health support service developed by Mid and North East Essex Mind in partnership with the Charlie Watkins Foundation. The service will provide mental health support during the early evening to students, initially those at the University of Essex, to bridge the gap between the current service provision.

The service has been set-up by donations made in memory of Charlie Watkins, a student at York University and former contestant on ITV’s Take me Out. Charlie took his own life on 13th March 2017. Since Charlie’s death we have been working closely with Charlie’s family who have set-up the Charlie Watkins Foundation in his memory.

More information will follow with details of how students can access the service.

For more information about this service please call 01206 764600 or email