What is Reach Out for Mental Health?

Reach Out for Mental Health (ROFMH) is a Community Interest Company (CIC) based in Essex which was set up with one primary objective – to support people who are feeling suicidal. ROFMH offers relief from suicidal thoughts and feelings through the delivery of open and non judgmental emotional support. ROFMH aspires to a time when this service is no longer needed. For now, it will persevere to ensure no one suicidal is left in the dark.

ROFMH has opened two crisis drop-in’s in Thurrock; one is in the Community House, New Road, Grays. It’s current opening times are Tuesday evenings from 6-9pm. We also have a morning drop-in on Thursday’s from 10.30am-12.30pm based at the South Ockendon Centre, Derry Avenue. Both are there to support individuals in Essex who are feeling suicidal. They provide a non clinical, open and calm environment for those who are feeling suicidal and need someone to talk to, someone to listen. Our fully trained befrienders are there to listen without judgment, provide comfort and an opportunity to talk and reflect on emotions, experiences and most importantly, options.

ROFMH believes in a non-clinical and confidential approach. This means that any contact with ROFMH will be kept in the strictest confidence. No details or referrals will be passed on to other organisations unless either requested by you or if your own safety or the health and safety of others is at risk. Where appropriate and if requested, volunteers may also be able to signpost you to other organisations who can help to resolve some of the issues which may have contributed to the suicidal feelings such as debt, housing problems, difficulties accessing employment, training or education and social isolation.