This service is the first of its kind in England and offers an inclusive support for people with substance/alcohol misuse and mental ill health. The service has been commissioned by Essex County Council and has been co-produced with service users.

Mind in West Essex

Mind in West Essex has over 25 years’ experience of delivering community based mental health services. They support people affected by mental ill health to make positive changes in their lives and to improve their emotional resilience. In addition to the social inclusion and recovery service they also offer counselling, practical help for wellbeing, older people’s befriending and a wide range of training including Mental Health First Aid Courses.


Phoenix Futures

Phoenix Futures have helped people overcome drug and alcohol problems for over 45 years. They provide residential, prison, community and specialist services. Currently, Phoenix Futures provides the Full Circle service to offenders with additional and complex needs in Essex, and through Foundation66 (a part of the Phoenix Futures Group) runs the current Support, Advice and Mentoring Service (SAMS).


Mid & North East Essex Mind

Mid and North East Essex Mind believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. Whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis, they’ll listen, give you support and advice and fight your corner. And they’ll push for a better deal and respect for everyone experiencing a mental health problem. They work with children from the age of 5 and adults of all ages. Some people use their services for only a little while and others might need help for longer.

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How can Futures in Mind Help?


Futures in Mind are committed to maintaining confidentiality. All information about you is kept securely and not shared with anyone outside our organisation without your permission, or unless exceptional circumstances occur. Your data is held electronically on a secure data base.
If we believe there is a risk of harm to you or others we will inform the appropriate persons (such as relevant agencies and services), but we would always endeavour to let you know about this in advance.