Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service
All Children’s and Adolescent Mental Health Services (formerly CAMHS) across Southend, Essex and Thurrock are now known as the Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS).
Jointly commissioned by all seven Essex Clinical Commissioning Groups and Essex County Council, the EWMHS service is provided by NHS North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT).
Who is the service for?
The service is for anybody aged between 0-18 living in Essex and is free at the point of entry.The service is also for young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) up to the age of 25.
Any young person experiencing emotional wellbeing or mental health problems, or any parent, guardian or teacher of a child who is experiencing emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties, may access EWMHS services.
To access the service during working hours (9am-5pm, Monday – Friday) call 0300 3001600. For the out of hours crisis support, please call the general NELFT switchboard on 0300 555 1201 and ask for the EWMHS Crisis Support Service.