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Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Would you like to become a Young Mental Health Ambassador?

You can use these helplines if you would like instant advice:

  • Young Minds Parent Helpline: Parents Helpline is for detailed advice, emotional support and signposting about a child or young person up to the age of 25. Call free on 0808 802 5544 from 9:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Parent Lives: helpline: Call free and confidential helpline on 0808 800 2222 for emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life. Our helpline service is open 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday.
  • Samaritans: Free crisis helpline 24/7, 365 days a year, for anyone who is experiencing mental health difficulties. Call 116 123. They also have a Samaritans self-help app.
  • Family Lives confidential helpline: Free, confidential helpline. Call 0808 800 2222.

You can request support for the family from the Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service.

We support children and families in Essex with parenting and their health and wellbeing.

The Family Hub team is made up of a collection of different professionals, including health visitors, school nurses, and healthy family support workers. Together we work to promote the health and wellbeing of children in Essex.

We’re able to see children and families in the community; whether in a local clinic, play area or in your own home.

Areas of support that can be provided

  • Behaviour Support including boundary and routines
  • Child Development
  • Toileting
  • Sleep
  • Getting out and about
  • Connecting with people in your community
  • Transition to School or Senior School
  • School Readiness
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Emotional Wellbeing


Click on the image below to access their website:


Worry & Anxiety

Understanding Anxiety workshop for Key Stage 2 parents (year 3, 4, 5 & 6)


Bereavement/ Sadness

Communicating Feelings

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