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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 NHS Talking Therapies can help. Vita Health Group 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 NHS Talking Therapies or IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and we can provide advice and guidance on the best options for you.

NHS Talking Therapies is a FREE service and you don’t need to visit a GP to get help –  simply get in touch by choosing an option below.

Free drop-in service:

We are offering a Free drop in service in Harlow – where you can learn more about NHS Talking Therapies support and the Employment support we offer at Vita Health Care.

Come to one of our monthly drop in sessions at:

Tye Green Community and Leisure Association, Bush Fair, Harlow, Essex CM18 6LU.

Dates: Second Tuesday of each month

Times: 10am – 12pm

Grab a coffee and have a chat. No Booking required.

Are you struggling with...


When you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.

Low mood

If low mood is affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help.

Excessive worry or overthinking

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe.

Excessive worry about your health or physical condition

Worried about living with a long-term health condition?

More here
Stress and anxiety

Stress can cause many different symptoms. It might affect how you feel physically, mentally and also how you behave

Panic attacks

Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder where you regularly have sudden attacks of panic or fear.

Sleep problems

Insomnia means you regularly have problems sleeping


A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD is a common mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours.

Experience of a traumatic event

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events.

Need some support?

Self referral is quick and easy to do

The fastest way to get support is by selecting one of the options below.

Digital Assistant

Start now by using our digital referral assistant. This will guide you through some questions.

This is the fastest way to access support.

Online form

Enter some basic details into our form.

We will then contact you and arrange an assessment.

By phone

Call us during these hours*:

8am – 8pm Monday to Thursday

8am – 5pm Friday

If you’re experiencing a crisis and need a person to talk things through with, you can call the Crisis Teams in your area here

How it works - watch our patient journey video here.

Further information

Further information and guidance


Self Help Resources

Concerned About Someone

GP/Professional Referral

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