Mental Health Social Care and Assessment Team
For some people, mental health issues can see their lives ‘spiral’ but what if you could introduce specialist support when things first start to go wrong and help support recovery before homelessness, a job loss or a family break-up occurs?
Essex County Council’s Mental Health Social Care and Assessment team offers early intervention, prevention and recovery to tackle issues before they become overwhelming.
The team, which includes social workers specialising in mental health, will accept referrals from those with a mental health condition (and their carers) between the ages of 18 and 65.
It aims to help people use their own skills and resources to achieve their goals, addressing a range of issues relating to their mental health including employment and housing.
This includes signposting to resources within the wider community and working closely with statutory services, voluntary, and charitable organisations to promote residents’ wellbeing.
To make a referral:
Call: 03330 322958 (9am-5pm Monday – Thursday, 9am-4.30pm – Friday).
The team will accept referrals for people aged 18 and above within the boundaries of Essex County Council, where a social care assessment is required in response to their metal health condition.
Who can make a referral?
- Professionals who work or volunteer with adults
- Carers can refer themselves or for those they care for
- Individuals can also refer themselves directly
Please note, that for all referrals, the mental health condition must be the primary need.
Otherwise, please refer to Social Care Connect on 0345 6037630