Trafalgar Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 9AS

01206 573519

Lexden Primary School

Community, Courage, Curiosity and Commitment

Support for Parents

We recognise how difficult parenting can be at times and we are here to support you. We hope that you find the information on this page useful. Please click on the links to be redirected to websites to access further information and if we can be of any more help don't hesitate to give us a ring. 


Essex Family Support Service

It aims to:

  • support families to build healthy family relationships
  • promote safe choices and wellbeing
  • support people to connect with others
  • promote communication and conflict resolution 


Family Solutions

This service provides support for a range of issues, to families in Essex. 


The MAZE Group

The MAZE Group is for families of children and young people with additional needs across North Essex. They run free monthly drop-in sessions, a specialist weekly programme and additional workshops to guide, advise and support families of children with additional needs.




Mental Health Support


They provide young people with tools to look after their mental health. They empower adults to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives. And they give young people the space and confidence to get their voices heard and change the world we live in. Call the Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, free for mobiles and landlines) 


Essex Mental Health Services 




Educational Psychology Service Parent Helpline

Do you have concerns about your child's develpment that you would like to talk through with an Educational Psychologist?

Call the Parent Helpline

01245 433293

Mondays and Wednesdays 1pm-5pm (during term time)

What is the Parent Helpline?

The helpline is for carers and parents of children and young people up to the age of 19 with concerns about their children's education or develpoment.

What will happen during the call?

You will talk to a qualified EP who will listen to your concerns and work with you to find a positive way forward.

What will happen after a call?

It will be a discrete piece of work with no follow up from the EP.

The helpline is confidential and personal details will not be recorded and nor will information be passed onto other sources. 


Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service


The Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS) 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.