Fill out a simple online form to get advice and treatment within 7 days (depending on triage).

Talking therapies (IAPT)

Inclusion Thurrock is a free NHS psychological therapy service for adults living across Thurrock who are experiencing common mental health difficulties including depression and anxiety disorders such as OCD, PTSD and social phobia.

Inclusion Thurrock IAPT is provided by Inclusion, which is part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. This FREE service is available to all patients registered with a GP practice in Thurrock and is open to people aged 18 and over.

After your needs are assessed you will be offered the most appropriate care with a trained professional, which may include talking therapy to help you manage your current mental health problem including

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Panic attacks and panic disorders
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Agoraphobia
  • Social anxiety
  • Health anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Hair pulling or skin picking disorder
  • Long term conditions
  • Psychosexual difficulties

Treatment sessions may be by phone, online, in groups or face-to-face. Inclusion Thurrock offers a range of different therapies to suit your need.

Find out more about treatment available

How can I access Inclusion Thurrock?

You can self refer and do not need to see your GP first.

Self refer to Inclusion Thurrock

You can also call the service on 01375 898680 or pick up a self-referral form from your GP surgery or asking your GP to make a direct referral.

SilverCloud: online mental health support 

If you are looking for extra support with your mental health and do not want to speak to a health professional, you can log on to Silvercloud – a free and secure online self-help programme that is proven to help with anxiety, stress and depression.

Why choose online support?

Access is immediate with no GP referral required. You can log onto the system from your computer, smart phone or tablet at any time of the day or night.

This means that you can slot your therapy into a time that suits you, instead of having to attend in person or trying to squeeze sessions into a busy week. You have the freedom to choose to complete your weekly therapy sessions in the environment of your choice and at a time that suits you.

How does online therapy work?

Programmes consist of informative and interactive modules which you can complete at your own pace to help improve your wellbeing.

A supporter from Inclusion Thurrock will guide you through the SilverCloud programme at your own pace, where you will learn effective ways of managing feelings of anxiety, depression and stress. You will have up to six online reviews with your supporter, roughly every two weeks, to help you make progress.

The self help modules are easy to use with tools and activities to help you think better, manage your life and livewell. The goal of each module is for you to take the information and techniques learned – and to start applying them in your day-to-day life. At regular intervals, your supporter will check your progress and provide feedback and guidance.

Is this service right for me?

  • I am currently experiencing low mood and/or anxiety.
  • I would like to make active changes to improve my wellbeing.
  • I can commit to 1-2 hours a week logging onto the online programme, independently in my own time.
  • I can commit to regular practice of helpful techniques to improve my mood.
  • I have access to the internet. 

If you answered yes to the above five questions, then we recommend contact Inclusion Thurrock to discuss.

Thurrock and Brentwood Mind 

Thurrock and Brentwood Mind is a mental health charity that helps people living in Thurrock and Brentwood, with mental health problems.

Telephone: 01375 391411