Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS)

The Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS) provides emotional wellbeing and mental health advice and support for young people and their families across Southend, Essex and Thurrock.

The type of support will vary depending on the type of concern and the severity. Types of support include:

  • online self-help
  • signposting
  • crisis support
  • specialist assessments
  • face to face therapy either individually or in groups.

Who the service provides for

0 to 18 year olds and up to 25 with SEND.


Hours of operation

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm


How the service is accessed

Self referral - call or email

For out of hours and weekend Crisis Support Service, please call the general NELFT switchboard on 0300 555 1201 and ask for the crisis team.


Phone number

0300 300 1600

Operational locations

  • Essex