Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS)

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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 North East London NHS 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.

This service can be accessed with seeing your GP. During working hours (9am-5pm, Monday - Friday) please call 0300 300 1600. 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

To download the service booklet, click the link below.

pdf Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service - for Children and Young People (567 KB)