Mental Health

Health in Mind

Health in Mind provides access to a wide range of talking therapy treatments for adults with common mental health problems in and around Colchester and Tendring. Health in Mind is part of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Mid and North East Essex Mind. Health in Mind is part of the national initiative Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).

Telephone: 0300 330 5455



MIND, Colchester

They offer lots of different types of help to all ages. The Children and Young People’s services can be accessed by anyone aged 5 – 18 years while adult services support anyone over the age of 18. The way you access the services depends on the type of support you need and where you live.

To see what’s available for you or someone you care for visit either the section for Adults or Children and Young People on their website. You can find information on these pages about each service and how you access it. It will be either directly through Mind Colchester or through our partners Health in Mind.




A provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults.  Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.


Eating Disorder Service

The Eating Disorders Service is a specialist service designed to assess and treat moderate to severe eating disorders. They primarily help people who are suffering with Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa and variations of these eating disorders.


Telephone Basildon: 01268 243538

Telephone Colechester: 01206 333000

Futures In Mind

A service designed for people from across Essex who are looking for support with recovery from mental health problems and/or substance and alcohol misuse.



A free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything.

Telephone: 0800 1111 



Teen Talk offers a free and confidential information and support service to young people aged 11-25 years old that allows young people to self-refer, has no time restrictions and where no appointment is necessary. Referrals can also be accepted by parents/carers, schools and other agencies.


Telephone: 01255 504800