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Southend, Essex & Thurrock Children & Adolescent's Mental Health Service

The Southend, Essex and Thurrock Children's and Adolescent's Mental Health Service (SET CAMHS) 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.

More information at: EWMHS for Southend, Essex (Colchester) and Thurrock | NELFT NHS Foundation Trust

The Lighthouse Child Development Centre

The centre is a bright, modern, child and parent friendly purpose built venue.  The centre provides services for children up to the age of 16.  They provide specialised outpatient care for those with significant delay in more than one area of development and have or are likely to require the support from more than one secondary agency, service or discipline. 

The centre functions as a multi-agency facility for the benefit of children and their families. The centre provides an environment that is conducive to multi-agency working and supports the Team around the Child concept.

For families requiring a multi-agency approach, there is an identified key worker and the LCDC will work in partnership with colleagues in the community both locally and further afield.

For further information please visit: 

Southend's Children and Families Information Point

All information within the Local Offer is to support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a disability (SEND) and their families.  The Local Offer and its sub sections contain what is known as targeted/specialist information.

For any further information about the SEND and the Local Offer, please visit: 

Mental Health Support Teams

Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) are a new service designed to support children and young people with mild to moderate mental health and emotional wellbeing in education settings. They are made up of Children and Young People’s Mental Health Practitioners and Education Mental Health Practitioners.

More information about MHSTs

Livewell Southend

Livewell Southend is a self-serve website that gives the community information on local services.

More information about Livewell Southend