External Support Services
We work with a range of external agencies to safeguard and support our young people. The links below indicate the services and organisations available to help you as parent or carer, should you ever have concerns in relation to your child or family.
SET CAMHS -
Southend, Essex and Thurrock Children's and Adolescent's Mental Health Service
Who are we?
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.
Important contact details
To contact the service between the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, you or someone on your behalf can;
If you need urgent help or out of hours help; call NELFT out of hours: 0800 995 1000
Your online mental wellbeing
community. Free, safe and anonymous support. See their website: https://www.kooth.com
Young Minds - Young people’s mental health and wellbeing. See their website here: https://youngminds.org.uk
Also offers a parents helpline: 0808 802 5544
Catch 22, Drug and Alcohol Service for Young People
We can refer any student who has concerns around drug or alcohol use. They can work one to one with students in school to provide appropriate support. See their website for further details: https://www.catch-22.org.uk/
Award winning creative arts and media charity specialising in the development of creative and sustainable initiatives for vulnerable and disaffected young people. Projects include website design, Filmmaking, DJ and Music. Many courses lead to formal qualifications. Youth mentors are available to work one to one with referred students. See here
Youth Information and counselling service 14-24 years of age. See their website here
Online bereavement site written by young people for young people. See their website here
Information for children of alcohol-dependent parents See here
Telephone: 0800 1111 See website here
Health Protection Agency
Due to the high levels of sickness in school caused through various bugs, the Health Protection Agency has produced an informative, interactive website about bugs and microbes. There is a separate section for secondary school students.
You will find lots of presentations that might assist a greater understanding of infection transmission and infection control.
Please also be aware that alcohol gels and sanitisers are only effective against certain bugs and so the recommended method for cleaning hands is still washing with soap and water. See here
An informative site for young people, parents and professionals. Focuses on concerns around Anxiety, Self-Harm, Eating Issues and Addiction. See here