Links and Resources

Professional Websites

Health and Care Professions Council

British Psychological Society

Mental Health Support

Mind           0300 123 3393

Samaritans    116 123

Rethink           0300 5000 927

SaneLine          0300 304 7000

ChildLine   0800 111

Urgent Health Advice and Support

NHS Direct   111

Social Services

Essex County Council has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.


If you are concerns about the welfare or safety of a child please contact them immediately. 

Telephone: 0845 603 7634


Where a situation is urgent and cannot wait until the next working day:

Monday to Thursday 5.30pm – 9am

Friday and bank holidays 4.30pm – 9am

Telephone: 0845 606 1212


For all other enquiries:

Telephone: 0845 603 7627


Emergency Services

If you are in crisis or there is a significant risk to your safety or another individual's safety please contact 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department.