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Mental health

Mental health conditions are very common. One in four adults will experience some kind of mental health problem over the course of a year, and for some people they can be long-term or recurring problems.

In this section you will find where to go for help if you think you or someone you know has a mental health problem and who to call if you need help in an emergency or crisis.

You can find out more about specific mental health conditions, and where you can go to get support, independent advice, and more information. 

It is important to look after your mental health and we list some ways you can do that and local organisations that can help you.

If you'd like some extra support, there are many organisations that can help, whether in Essex, or nationally.

If you look after someone with mental health difficulties, see our pages in the Looking after someone section.  

If you are struggling with finances, see our advice relating to money, debt and benefits.

For help with housing see Finding somewhere to live.

For help with getting back into work or education, see Work and learning.

Related links


Your rights as a patient

When someone lacks mental capacity

Mental Health Act 1983

Deprivation of liberty

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