Support Services

We understand that the subject of the Inquiry may be emotionally challenging for those who have lost a family member or a friend. And that it may also be difficult for those who are or have been mental health patients in Essex. The Inquiry team will treat anyone who comes forward to provide their views with dignity and respect and will offer emotional support around your meetings with the Inquiry team.

Below are the details of some relevant support organisations:

The Samaritans
24-hour helpline: 116 123

Cruse Bereavement Care
Helpline: 0808 808 1677

24-hour text helpline: 85258

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Helpline: 0300 111 5065

Mind: West Essex
01371 876 641

Mind: Mid and North East Essex
01206 764600

Mind: South and Central East Essex
01702 601123