Concerned about your mental wellbeing?

We all experience times when we feel like we can’t cope with life, sometimes this can start to affect our everyday lives and prevent us from doing the things we normally do.

If you are experiencing excessive worry, low mood, depression, anxiety or a lack of motivation then VitaMinds can help. VitaMinds works in partnership with the NHS to provide talking therapy services and counselling in the district of West Essex including Harlow, Uttlesford and Epping Forest known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and we can provide advice and guidance on the best options for you.

VitaMinds is a FREE service and you don’t need to visit a GP to get help –  the fastest way to get support is by simply clicking the Self Refer button or calling us on 0333 015 2966.

Service update: during Covid-19 we are open as usual and still accepting referrals, however please note, as per Government guidelines we are currently unable to offer face to face appointments. We are continuing to provide consultations and treatment, but these appointments will be delivered remotely via online video.

For a range of useful resources and helpful advice on how to cope during Covid-19 then please CLICK HERE

How we can help

Learn more about our partner, Mind in West Essex and how together we provide support to the people of Harlow, Uttlesford and Epping.

Start your journey

Refer to our service

Asking for help can seem like a big step, but it won’t seem so daunting once  you know what to expect.

We offer a broad range of services to suit a variety of circumstances, so your journey with us will be unique to you.

How to access the service online

The fastest way to access our service is by clicking the Self-Refer button.

Access the service by phone

Call us on 0333 015 2966 during these hours*:

8am – 8pm Monday to Friday

9am – 12.30pm Saturday

What's next?

We’ll book you in for a telephone assessment. Before your assessment, we’ll send you (by email or post) some questionnaires.

Please fill these in before your appointment; this will help the therapist making the call.

We are not an emergency service and are not able to help with immediate crisis situations. If you need immediate help please contact either your GP or go to the Accident and Emergency Department of your local hospital (24hrs).

Alternatively, if you’re experiencing a crisis and need a person to talk things through with, you can call the West Essex Crisis Team on 0330 726 0110

Further information and guidance


Self Help Resources

Concerned About Someone

GP/Professional Referral

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Vita is an award-winning, CQC registered healthcare provider