Health in Mind
The Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS) provides advice and support to children, young people and families who are in need of support with their emotional wellbeing or mental health difficulties.
The service covers Southend, Essex and Thurrock and is open to young people between the ages of 0-18, or up to 25 for those with special educational needs.
Any child or young person experiencing mental health difficulties as well as any parent, guardian or professional can access the service for help and guidance. Everyone goes through ups and downs, but sometimes feelings or behaviours can start to get in the way of day-to-day living. When this happens, it might be time to seek some help. We can support people with a range of mental health difficulties faced by young people.
Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust (EPUT) provides integrated care including mental health, learning disability, social care and community health services. Our organisational vision is: working to improve lives.
Mental Health Services – we provide a wide range of treatment and support to young people, adults and older people experiencing mental illness both as inpatients and within the community. This includes; including treatment, in secure and specialised settings. A number of our specialist services have achieved accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Community Health Services – our diverse range of community health services provide support and treatment to both adults and children. We deliver this care in community hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries and in our patients’ homes.
Learning Disabilities Services – we provide crisis support and inpatient services and our community learning disability teams work in partnership with local councils to provide assessment and support for adults with learning disabilities.
As part of our a commitment to driving up quality in services for people with learning disabilities we are proud to say that we have signed up to the Driving Up Quality Code. Our self -assessment contains the full details of our commitment.
Social Care – We provide personalised social care support to people with a range of needs, including people with learning disabilities or mental illness, supporting people to live independently.
Are you looking to join a local club or group? Do you need to contact a self-help group for support with a health condition? Are you trying to find a local charity? EssexConnects is the place to find local activities and to help you to get in touch with hundreds of local charities, voluntary groups, and community sector services, based in Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Tendring, Maldon, Uttlesford, Epping, Harlow, Basildon, Billericay and Wickford.
EssexConnects also powers a range of Social Prescribing initiatives across the county using the Connect Well online tool referring people to a range of local, non-medical support to maximise their social, emotional or practical wellbeing.
It also provides links to Connect Well and Community 360 (Colchester and Tendring), both online tools that can help people find the information they need.