We’re here for men

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Image of two men talkingWe know it’s tough being told to ‘man up’ or trying to hide your struggles from mates. Suicide is the largest cause of death for men under 50[1], so this Men’s Health Week we are shining a light on the mental health services available in Essex.

If you identify as a man and need some support, we’re here to help.


Sometimes even where we have the most helpful family and friends, it can be hard to explain why we may be feeling anxious and/or depressed. Talking with a qualified Counsellor may be able to help.

Practical support

If you are an adult living with a mild to moderate mental health problem and need information, advice and practical support to get help from other local services and organisations our Support Time and Recovery Service (STaRS) is here to help.

Futures in Mind

Futures in Mind is for anyone looking for support with recovery from mental health problems and/or substance and alcohol misuse.

Crisis support

When you or someone you know is in crisis you may need help very quickly.

If the safety of someone with a mental health problem, or those around them, is at serious and immediate risk then contact the ambulance or police by dialling 999.

At Mid and North East Essex Mind, we also run two crisis services. Find out more about these below.

About Men’s Health Week

Every year, the Men’s Health Forum encourages men to get talking about health during Men’s Health Week. This year the event runs from June 13-19, asking men to give themselves an ‘MOT’.

Visit the Men’s Health Forum website


Find support on Facebook

Here we have listed some Facebook links which you may find useful.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)


Essex Shed Network




Never Too Late Mate




Walk & Talk 4 Men


Please note, the above links lead to external Facebook groups and pages, which are not affiliated to Mind.

How to contact us

If you want to find out if our services are suitable for you all you need to do is call us on 01206 764600, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm for a chat or email us and we will reply during our opening hours.

[1] https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/m/men-and-mental-health