External Support

External non-statutory partners:
School Nurse: Learners are able to self refer to the nurse who attends school weekly offering confidential consultations.
Wilderness Foundation: Based between Braintree and Chelmsford the Wilderness Foundation was one of the seven charities supported by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their marriage in 2018. They support vulnerable young people and adults in personal growth, improved mental wellbeing, resilience, and employability. The school make referrals when it is felt appropriate, and in consultation with parents and carers.
Young Carers: Supporting our learners who have been identified as caring for ill /disabled parents, carers or siblings.
Kids Inspire: Kids Inspire supports children and young people recovering from traumatic experiences or dealing with emerging mental health difficulties in Essex.


Useful websites

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Action for Family Carers

Support for Young carers between the age of 8 to 18.


Anxiety UK

Advice and support for people suffering from anxiety, stress and depression.


Autism Hotline

The Autism Helpline enquiry service provides impartial, confidential information along with advice and support for autistic people and their families and carers.


British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Find a therapist.



Barnardo’s helps the most vulnerable children and young people transform their lives and fulfil their potential. Our website will tell you more about what we do and our work with children and young people as well as how you can help us to continue our work.



Here you will find information and help on all aspects of eating disorders including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and related eating disorders.



Campaign Against Living Miserably is a support site for men suffering from depression.


Child Exploitation and On-line Protection

The National Crime Agency advice and reporting website for anyone concerned about exploitation and protecting children and young persons whilst using the internet.


Childhood Bereavement Network

Multiprofessional national federation working to ensure that all children and young people in the UK can easily access a choice of high quality local and national information, guidance and support to enable them to manage the impact of death on their lives.


Children’s Legal Centre

The Children’s Legal Centre is a unique, independent national charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people. The Children’s Legal Centre has many years of experience in providing legal advice and representation to children, their carers and professionals throughout the UK.


Concerns over Radicalisation – Advice and how to refer any concerns you have about anyone who might be vulnerable to attempts to radicalise them. They can be adults or children.

Family Lives

This charity was previously known as Parentline. It provides support and advice to parents / carers on many aspects of family life. The charity is also the umbrella for others such as BullyingUK, TeenBoundaries and Action for Prisoners’ and Offenders’ Families.



Support at Harmless providing a range of services about self-harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who Self Harm.



Support for parents and young people counselling, coaching, mediation, mentoring, young people risky behaviour.







Kidscape is committed to keeping children safe from abuse. Kidscape is the only national charity dedicated to preventing bullying and child sexual abuse. Kidscape believes that protecting children from harm is key.



This website provides a wealth of help, support and advice to youngsters on a wide variety of issues



A large website offering explanations, support and advice a large number of mental health issues. It has a significant section devoted to self-harm that includes advice to family / friends.


Ministry of Parenting

Based in Colchester The Ministry of Parenting is an exciting, innovative and growing Community Interest Company that works with parents and professionals to develop creative evidence-based solutions to the challenges faced by families in society today.



The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is the UK’s leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. We have been directly involved in protecting children and campaigning on their behalf since 1884.


OCD Action

A national charity intended to support those suffering from OCD. provides support and advice to sufferers and their families.

Outhouse East 

Outhouse East is a registered charity, that provides opportunities for LGBTQ+ people in Essex. Their mission is to develop and promote a sustainable, fair and equal society where all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people can achieve their full potential.



Provides support for young people who feel suicidal.



Relate children and young people’s counselling service is for any young person who is having problems at home. Our counsellors are able to help you to talk about the things that are worrying you. Children and young people tell us that seeing a Relate counsellor helps because they are independent from either your school or home life. Our counsellors help you to talk honestly and openly and can support you with problems like family breakdown; moving in with a second family; or bullying at school.


Rethink Mental Illness

Advice and support for sufferers of mental health problems and their families.



We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Accessible on-line, on phone or walk-in.


The Hideout

The Hideout is the first national website for children and young people to inform about domestic violence, to help them identify whether it is happening in their home and to provide indirect and informal support to children and young people living with domestic violence.


Young Minds:

Young Minds is a national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people.


Youth Enquiry Service:

A local charity that offers support / advice to families and young people on a variety of issues.

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