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Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing team

The Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Team at Essex County Council is a short term early intervention team made up of social workers, support workers and an employment specialist.

They work with people who are experiencing low level mental health problems such as anxiety and depression which are causing a social care need. 

Helping you take back control

The aim of this service is to offer information and practical advice on accessing the most appropriate services local to you, to enable you to become more independent.

Improve your mental health

They can work with you over a period of 3 to 6 months, or sooner, to enable you improve your mental health so you can achieve your goals.  This could include finding ways to help you:

  • feel better
  • manage your mood
  • get out and about without feeling anxious or stressed
  • get back into work or education
  • access community services
  • meet new people

Caring for someone with mental health needs

If you look after someone with mental health problems, the team can help you explore the impact of your caring role and let you know what support may be available. 

You can also find more information for carers on the page looking after someone.


You can refer yourself if you live in Essex, are aged between 18 and 65, and have mental health concerns, feel emotionally distressed, have a social care issue, or care for someone who does.

Get in touch

You can contact the team in the following ways:



Room C328-9  County Hall

Market Road





0333 032 2958 

(available Monday to Friday, between 10am and 4pm)

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