The Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS) is provided by North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT). The free service provides both preventative resources and targeted, specialist emotional wellbeing and mental health support for young people aged between 0-18, living in Southend, Essex or Thurrock. EWMHS is also available to anybody with Special Educational Needs (SEN) up to the age of 25.
The type of support offered by the EWMHS will vary depending on the needs of the young person; the service offers a number of preventative and immediate digital support options including downloadable worksheets and resources aimed at promoting self-help and resilience.
Targeted and specialist support
Targeted and specialist support is available for young people whose needs suggest they require a more in-depth, time-specific period of intervention. Please read the EWMHS booklet which contains more information, including the types of issues the service can help with and the support available. The booklet also contains information about how to refer to these specialist services and contact information for young people, parents, guardians, care givers, responsible adults and other professionals.
The Information portal is designed to support schools in finding online material and content in supporting children and young people in educational settings.
Promoting Positive Emotional Wellbeing and Reducing the Risk of Suicide (Autumn 2018) - This toolkit has been produced to support schools in promoting positive emotional well-being and mental health, but also to offer advice and guidance should they experience a death in their community due to suicide. However, it may be used by any professional working with children and young people as a source of information and support. In addition, the advice contained within it to support pupils will be relevant to a range of issues. Appendices to support this guidance pack (editable word document).
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 young people with a mental health condition aged 18 and over. 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 mental health condition.
Who can make a referral?
Please note, that for all referrals, the mental health condition must be the primary need.