Stressed out or feeling low
Parent Helpline: 0808 802 5544
Freephone: 116 123
Chelmsford and Mid Essex Telephone: 08457 9090 90
Basildon and Thurrock Telephone: 01268 412000
Southend Telephone: 01702 611911
Colchester, Tendring and Suffolk Telephone: 01206 561234
Regional Office (South East & East Anglia) Telephone: 01293 610 660
Offers a telephone counselling service for anyone aged 25 or under.
Telephone: 0808 808 4994 (Open from 11am-11pm every day)
Emotional support for children and young people on issues relating to child abuse, bullying etc.
Helpline: 0800 1111
PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide)
National Confidential Helpline – HOPELineUK: 0800 068 41 41
(Mon-Fri 10am to 10pm; Weekends 2pm to 10pm; Bank Holidays 2pm to 5pm)
Bar N Bus Trust
Counselling for young people aged 11-18. The organisation deals with a range of issues, including bullying, loneliness, stress, alcohol and drug issues and relationship difficulties. Counselling takes place at secondary schools in the Castle Point area during term-time only. They also operate a mobile bus project which goes out into the community with a free tea and coffee bar and an area to socialise and relax.
Colchester and Tendring Youth Enquiry Service
Telephone: 01206 710771 (Colchester) or 01255 434601(Tendring) - 24 hour answerphone
y.e.s. provides a confidential, non-judgemental and informal service for young people between the ages of 11 and 25 within Colchester and Tendring, who are facing difficulties in their lives.
Emotional well-being and mental health service (EWMHS)
Telephone: 0300 300 1600
Provided by NELFT NHS Foundation Trust, this service is for anybody aged between 0-18, living in Essex. The service is also for young people with special educational needs (SEN) up to the age of 25. Any young person experiencing emotional well-being or mental health problems, or any parent, guardian, professional or teacher of a child who is experiencing emotional well-being and mental health difficulties, may access the service.
You can access our service in two different ways:
By a referral to our service via your GP, or other professional, or
By self-referral, via telephone to the main EWMHS contact number (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday)
For out of hours and weekend Crisis Support Service, please call the general NELFT switchboard on 0300 555 1201 to be put through to immediate Crisis Support help.