Support and Advice in Essex for Parents

Mental Health support for Young People

West Essex Mind provides information and support to anyone who is affected by mental health problems in themselves or their family in West Essex. 

Our Mental Health Support Teams run regular online parent workshops too for Anxiety and Challenging Behaviour and these are aimed at the parents of primary age children. 

In addition, our Parent to Parent programme offers support to parents who feel isolated in their parenting through 1-1 buddy support, group parent pods and access to Supporting Teenagers Emotional Wellbeing and Early Years Parenting courses.

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.

This can include:

  • Parenting Support
  • Support with Child development and School Readiness
  • Family Health
  • Emotional Wellbeing Support
  • Support for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) up to the age of 25years)
  • Health and Wellbeing Support for School aged children 5yrs-19yrs
  • Family hub facebook page can be found by clicking areas below:
  • Harlow 
  • Epping Forest 
  • Uttlesford

Together with Baby is a service designed to help parents understand better their baby’s emotional responses and communications as well as strengthen the relationship. Many parents find  they have not bonded with their baby in the way they hoped or difficult feelings regarding the experience of parenting have arisen which may feel confusing and uncomfortable. . The service offers a safe non-judgemental space to help parents understand further the difficulties they are encountering.  Call 01621 866900 or email

The NHS campaign – Every Mind Matters – includes ten helpful tips to help parents and carers support their child. 

MindEd is a free educational resource for parents and carers looking for support around children’s mental health and wellbeing

Relate offers useful tips to help parents and carers support their child.

Young Minds have some great resources for parents who are worried about a child or young person's behaviour or mental health. Click here to access them.

Information sheet on how to stay positive & Healthy during coronavirus


This page provide advice and information for parent to help their young people who may be experiencing issues with their mental health.

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