I work at a school

If you work at a school and you are concerned about the mental health or wellbeing of a student you can contact us for advice and support. You may be able to access one of our support services for the student. We help with things like worries about moving from primary school to secondary school, bullying, low mood, drug and alcohol worries, emotions, family problems, anxiety and anger.

Some of what we can do depends on what school a child or young person is in and where they live. We’re happy to have a chat to see if we can give you the help you need – you can email us on enquiries@mnessexmind.org or call between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, on 01206 764600 to find out more about any of the services below and how you can refer into them.

Below is some information about some of the services we have to help children and young people.

Pupils moving from primary school to secondary school

We can support young people with moving from primary school to secondary school. An allocated worker will meet the young person in the primary school setting and then the same worker will continue working with the young person when they go to their new secondary school. Please be aware, because of funding, this is only available in some schools in north Essex at the moment. If your school is not covered by this, the project can be bought by schools on their own or as a group. You can call us to find out more.

Supporting 10 to 19 year olds

We can help with one to one therapeutic support. This type of work is done in sessions and works on reducing negative feelings and increasing positive feelings. Our workers are happy to talk to you on the phone to see if this is the right service for your pupil. At the moment all schools in north Essex can refer a young person for this support. Referral information and criteria can be found at the bottom of this page.

Supporting 5 to 11 year olds

Just like working with older children, we can help this age group with therapeutic support. This type of work is done in sessions and works on reducing negative feelings and increasing positive feelings.
Our workers are happy to talk to you on the phone to see if this is the right service for your pupil and whether your school can get the support of this service.
Please be aware, because of funding, this is only available in some schools in north Essex at the moment. If your school is not covered by this, the project can be bought by schools on their own or as a group. You can call us to find out more.

Advocacy

We can also help some young people with advocacy. Advocacy is supporting someone to be able to talk about their views and worries, get information, defend their rights and talk about choices and options. Advocacy is for those who are already being helped by the Emotional Wellbeing Mental Health Service which used to be called CAMHS.
It can be provided for young people who are either in the community or on informal section as an inpatient. An advocate will support the young person in meetings and help them to have their voice heard in planning care and support. This service is available across Essex. Please call us between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, for information on how to get support from this service.

Download our information leaflet about our children and young people’s services

Referring your students to us

To refer a student aged 10 to 19 please call us to check the referral criteria. Once you are sure the criteria have been met, please download and complete the referral form below. Follow the instructions on the form about returning it to us.

Download referral form for support for 10 to 19 year olds

Because some of our other services aren’t available to all schools it is best for you to call us to talk about whether we can help. The children and young people’s team can be called Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, on 01206 764600.

Training for teaching and non-teaching staff

We can also offer training for staff to raise awareness of mental health and emotional wellbeing and how to handle some of those tough conversations when they happen. Visit the education and training pages of our website to find out more.

Interested in buying our services for your school?

We have run lots of successful projects that have been bought by schools. This are things like an anti-bullying project, self-esteem programmes, one to one emotional support as well as a full range of workshops for children and young people. If your school is interested in a project that you would like to fund for your students then please contact us to talk about what you may need and pricing. You can email us on enquiries@mnessexmind.org or call between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, on 01206 764600 to find out more.