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Covid 19

The health and safety of our clients, customers, staff and volunteers is really important to us, so we will be following the NHS's guidance on how we should be responding to Coronavirus.  We have taken the decision to temporarily close our Charity Shop at 37 East Walk.  

You can see the NHS advice here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

If the advice from the Government or NHS England changes, we will respond accordingly.

Basildon Mind was set up over 40 years ago and became a registered charity within the voluntary sector. Since that time, we have been helping people who experience mental distress to be empowered to gain a better quality of life.

In 2003 we became a company limited by guarantee and have retained our charitable and voluntary status.

We offer services, support and advice to people with mental distress. We also provide information to professionals, carers, family and friends. Mental distress is not just about people suffering from Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar Disorder, Depression, Dementia, but people suffering from Stress, Anxiety, and Bereavement, which are problems that people have had to deal with at some time in their life. Whatever the form of mental distress, for the person concerned it can be a real problem. We are non-judgemental, non-clinical and listen to the person whose life is being affected.

We have attained quality standards in the following: Supporting People in Essex, National Mind and are signed up to the Mindful Employer Charter.

Please use this website to find out exactly what services we offer, where they are and how to access them. Please remember, we are here to help.

Counselling Manager vacancy

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Counselling Manager to coordinate and help us adapt to changing needs. Applications are invited from qualified Counsellors with a good understanding of mental health issues and experience working with clients. You must also have significant experience of managing staff. If you are creative, committed and you can contribute to the ongoing development and adaptation of our counselling service, we would like to hear from you. The closing date for application forms is Monday 29th June. Interviews will be held week commencing 13th July. If you want to know more about this opportunity please email Basildon Mind CEO (catherine@basmind.org)  

Counselling Manager application form_May 2020.docCounselling Manager vacancy_01.06.20.pdf

Basildon Mind launches free counselling for frontline workers

Do you work in in health and social care, transport, retail, education, local authority and the police? Have you been affected by the current situation at work? Are you looking for somewhere or someone to turn to for help with your stress and anxiety? Basildon Mind is here for you.

We are offering 6 free confidential sessions by either telephone or video for all frontline staff who live in in Basildon. Please do not suffer in silence. We know that this is a very difficult time for everyone especially frontline workers. Our dedicated Counsellors are available to support you.

For appointments, email infoline@basmind.org  or call 01268 284 130 to leave a message (your name and contact number). Calls are regularly monitored and followed up Monday to Saturday.  

Please note this service is only for residents of Basildon who are frontline staff. Our normal counselling service is still running and open to all residents.