Mental health conditions can affect people of all ages, but we have specific services available for children and young people up to 18 years of age.
Southend, Essex and Thurrock Children’s and Adolescent’s Mental Health Service (SET CAMHS)
The Southend, Essex and Thurrock Children’s and Adolescent’s Mental Health Service (SET CAMHS) provides advice and support to children, young people and families who are in need of support with their emotional wellbeing or mental health difficulties.
The service covers Southend, Essex and Thurrock and is open to young people between the ages of 0-18, or up to 25 for those with special educational needs.
Any child or young person experiencing mental health difficulties as well as any parent, guardian or professional can access the service for help and guidance.
Anyone under the age of 18 or family members of anyone under the age of 18 in crisis, should call NELFT’s SET CAMHS on 0800 953 0222.
Young people in mid Essex who are going through a tough time or who need someone to talk to can access free, anonymous online support from Togetherall.
Commissioned by EWMHS, this service is available to all young people aged 16-18, and to young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 16-25. The service is available 24/7 at www.togetherall.com – to access all you need to do is enter your postcode.
Kooth is an online support community for young people aged 11-18 years (up to 19th birthday) with a free, safe and secure means of accessing support from a professional team of qualified counsellors.
Young people can access this service anonymously by signing onto the Kooth website. They can access:
- Online counselling
- Self-help materials
- Fully moderated peer-to-peer support forums
- Personal goal-based journal
The site provides unique, out of office hours’ provision and is open 7 days per week, 365 days a year (from 12noon until 10pm on weekdays and from 6pm until 10pm on weekends, with limited times on bank holidays).
Renew Counselling offers a range of support services and information for children, young people and their families. Find out more about their services by visiting www.renew-us.org or call 01268 822800.