Family Well-being

Support for Essex school families.

Family support

Free/Low Cost Activities


Mental Health

Serious or life-threatening issues

If you or someone that you care for is in immediate danger, you should:

Urgent issues

If you or someone that you care for is having an urgent mental health issue, you should:

  • call your mental health support worker, if you have one - this may be your care co-ordinator or key worker
  • call NHS 111: This NHS service is available 24 hours a day
  • book an emergency GP appointment - they should be able to offer you an appointment in a crisis with the first available doctor
  • call Adult Social Care on 0345 603 7630 or 0345 606 1212 (outside of normal working hours)
  • search for EPUT crisis support services or call NELFT (for young people) on 0300 555 1201
  • NHS Choices has a mental health helpline page with a list of organisations you can call for immediate assistance

Non-urgent support

Parent helpline for child mental healthPupil mental online mental health supportMIND mental health support

CAMHS NHS children and young peoples mental health support

Online safety