Support & Advice in Essex for young people

Suport and Advice for Young People

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.  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.  We can support people with a range of mental health difficulties faced by young people. You can contact us on 0800 953 0222. You can also email us at 

N.O.W's the time for change (National Online Wellbeing Services) provides support to improve emotional and mental health for adults and children. We look at all contributing factors with an holistic approach to understand the root causes as all things are connected, mind and body & spirit.  All of our coaches are advocates to the benefits of self-healing and positive habit changes for emotional, mental and physical health.  With personalised coaching support we provide the tools and techniques to overcome life's challenges

Togetherall (previously Big White wall) is a safe place to talk, share and support others like you.  You can access an vibrant online community where members can support each other, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  You’ll find self-assessments and recommended resources, creative tools to help express how you’re feeling and a wide range of self-guided courses to do at your own pace.

Young Concern Trust (YCT) is a counselling and therapeutic support charity. We specialise in supporting children and young people aged 5 – 25 years and their families through challenging times so that they can feel hopeful about their futures.  YCT is able to offer support for an endless range of often very complex issues, and does this through a variety of services including one to one counselling, play therapy, anxiety groups, creative art groups and support for young people and their families who have been assessed for or received an ASD diagnosis.  You can call 01279 414090 or email

Mental Health Support Team (MHST) supports positive mental health for children and young people registered with primary, secondary schools and higher education settings within Harlow.  In Primary schools we focus on Child Anxiety or Challenging Behaviour and the work is carried out with the parent.  We also offer our Brain Buddies course which is an emotional regulation course, teaching children to recognise emotions and develop skills to tackle big feelings in their lives.  In Secondary schools we focus on Adolescent Anxiety or Low Mood and the work is carried out directly with the young person.  We also run workshops and drop-ins for young people.

MindFresh has been created to meet a growing need for better child and adolescent mental health care and signposts children and young people suffering with mental health concerns to approved advice and support.  MindFresh can be accessed online or can be downloaded as an app.  A YouTube video can be viewed.

Open Door offer advocacy support to children and young people under the care of specialist mental health services.  We’re here to support, empower and help you understand your time with community mental health services and/or as an inpatient.  As advocates we are here to help you have your say. We do not make decisions and whatever your opinion we are here to help you express this to all the professionals involved.  We can assist with phone calls, letters/emails and attend meetings with you to make sure your voice is heard.  Call 01375 389879 or email

Beat is the UK’s national eating disorder charity and can provide advice and guidance for both people suffering from eating disorders and those around them.

Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service  Provide activities and support for children, young people and families living in West Essex. The focus of our service is making sure that all children and young people aged pre-birth to 19 years in Harlow have the best possible start in life. Children, young people, and their families can access a broad range of support in their community, school, family home or at our Family Hubs and Delivery Sites.


New Essex Sexual Health Service webpages dedicated to parents and carers

We're thrilled to announce a brand new section on the Essex Sexual Health website dedicated to parents and carers! Explore a wealth of resources designed to support you in discussing and managing sexual health with your children and teens. Find FAQs, advice on how to have those important conversations, and insights into sexual education. We've got everything to empower you to be a confident guide in your child's sexual health journey.  Visit us now at Essex Sexual Health - Parents and Carers and discover all the tools you need in one place!


Youth Vaping podcast for parents/carers and anyone working with young people

Essex Public Health are working in partnership with young people, parents, carers, schools and wider stakeholders to reduce current usage and prevent uptake of vaping amongst children and young people in Essex.   The Training Effect, The Children’s Society and Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service have worked together to produce a short 20 minute podcast on Youth Vaping in Essex discussing information on the potential drivers behind Youth Vaping, knowledge and awareness around vaping including potential health impacts for young people and how to have supportive conversations with young people. Please scroll to the bottom of the following page on Essex Safeguarding Children’s Board website;  ESCB - Substance misuse and youth vaping


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