Mental Health and Wellbeing

West Essex Healthy Minds Service

Please note this service is not able to provide immediate support in an emergency.

If you require immediate urgent help, please contact your GP or call the West Essex Crisis Team on 0330 726 0110. 

Every year, four out of 10 people in the UK experience common psychological problems, such as depression, stress, anxiety, panic and obsessive compulsive disorders.

Who are Healthy Minds (West Essex IAPT)?

Healthy Minds is a primary care psychological therapy service. We provide access to a wide range of talking therapy treatments for adults with common mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and long term conditions. Healthy Minds accept referrals for people aged 14 and above, registered with a west Essex GP. 

Healthy Minds is in partnership with Mind in West Essex. Healthy Minds is part of the national initiative Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).

Who is Healthy Minds for?

The service welcomes adults and younger people where appropriate, registered with a GP in Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford, who are experiencing difficulties such as:

  • Depression
  • Generalised anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Health anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Social anxiety 

If you think you would benefit from this service the first step is to talk to Healthy Minds to find out how they can best help you. You can refer to Healthy Minds by using one of the following options:

It is quick and easy to refer to Healthy Minds by completing a secure e-form hosted by the University of York.

  • Pick up a self-referral form from your GP Surgery to ask your GP to make a referral.
  • Contact the Healthy Minds Team on 0300 222 5943. 

For more information about Healthy Mind, view the North Essex IAPT website.  

Your information The service provider (Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust) ensures confidentiality of people seen within our service is protected. Information is recorded on a computer system which can be accessed only by the relevant staff within the NHS Trust.