Young Mental Health Ambassadors

NOW Healthwatch Essex is asking those aged 25 or below who have accessed mental health services in the county to become a Young Mental Health Ambassador and help shape local services by sharing their views.

The Emotional and Wellbeing and Mental Health service (EWMHs) in Essex is going through some changes and Healthwatch wants children’s and young people’s experiences to be at the heart of changing and improving the service for other children and young people living in Essex.

Young Mental Health Ambassadors roles will include:

  • Creating videos and online blogs to share personal experiences
  • Complete online tasks to feed into new plans
  • Meeting other Ambassadors with similar experience and build your networks

What we do

Ring on 0300 500 1895 or email [email protected]  

Need Help? Got Any Questions? [email protected]

Freephone 0800 8815115

Childline is a free, private and confidential, 24 hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years.
Call 0800 1111 or visit

NHS advice
If you are feeling unwell and need a telephone health assessment, please call the NHS service free of charge from any phone.
Call 111 or visit

A multi-award winning cyberbullying non-profit support organisation for young people experienced cyberbullying.
Call 0845 6887277 or visit

To offer a listening service for those going through a personal crisis and want to talk about their despair or suicidal feelings.
Call 0845 790 9090 (24 hours) or visit

Crisis Helpline
Emergency support team covering Colchester & Tendring.
Mental health and Wellbeing.
Call 0845 038 0800 (24 hours)