World Mental Health Day

The world Health Organisation (WHO) recognises World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October every year.
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For 2022, the theme of World Mental Health Day, set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’.

Mental health problems exist in our lives, families’ workplaces and communities impacting everyone. We need to do as much as possible to prevent mental ill health as individuals and a society.

World mental health day is also a chance to talk about mental health in general, how we need to look after it and how important it is to talk about things and to get help if you are struggling.

Below are a list of services available to anyone in Thurrock who may be struggling

  • St Luke's Dove Community Counselling Service is available to anyone living in Thurrock & Basildon. Supporting people who are bereaved, living with life-limiting illnesses as well as supporting their families and carers.
    Call 01268 524973 / visit


  • The Talk Suicide Essex campaign aims to create an extended network of support in our homes and workplaces for people suffering from suicidal thoughts and behaviour. Learn more at


  • Inclusion Visions Thurrock provide a free, confidential and easy to access service to residents of Thurrock aged 18 and over affected by drug or alcohol use.
    Call 0300 303 1018 or self-refer online here:


  • A mental health crisis is different for everyone, but if you are struggling and are unable to cope, the NHS Mental Health Crisis Line can help you. Dial 111 and selection option 2 to access at any time: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


  • Thurrock and Brentwood Mind offer a free, confidential counselling service.
    Their Support Hub inside Grays Shopping Centre is open 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday. To self-refer, call 01375 391 411 / email


  • Feeling overwhelmed, or worried about someone else who may be struggling? Reach out for Mental Health provides a safe, confidential and non-clinical space for you to talk to a trained volunteer befriender.
    Call 07308 069 609
    Open Mon-Fri, 9am-7pm

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