Mind in West Essex

Our Vision is for West Essex to be a place where people talk openly and positively about mental health, and where everyone gets the support and respect needed to live well.

Our Mission is to understand how we can best support people’s mental health and wellbeing by, engaging, listening, and being open to all feedback. Provide activities, services, support and information that reflect people’s needs. Be immersed in people, communities, and organisations of West Essex and play our part in shaping a place that values everyone’s contributions and eliminates stigma and discrimination. Reduce mental distress and suicide.

How does your organisation contribute to preventing suicide and supporting those affected by it?

Reducing Suicide and Mental Distress is a key aim in our Strategic plan for 2020-2023.

We have allocated resources and training for all our staff in suicide prevention and awareness

We are actively working with our Local Sustainability and Transformation Partnership on Public Health  plans to reduce suicide in West Essex.

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What are your current priorities?

Reduce Suicide in West Essex

Source funding for 2 staff to become ASIST Trainers.

Support people bereaved by suicide locally and at their point of need.

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What challenges are you currently facing?

Funding for training ASIST trainers to deliver both internal training and develop our offer of training locally.

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