This Children's Mental Health Week, it's more important than ever to think about the significance of children's mental well=being and how they can be supported.
Cllr James Halden, Cabinet member for children's social care, said: "Right now taking care of children's mental health has never been more relevant. The extra stress children are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic and the periods of remote learning which have been necessary can have a real impact on their mental well-being.
"We take this issue extremely seriously and that is why Thurrock Council has provided £500,000 funding for young people's mental health services through the School Well-being Service, an innovative partnership between the council, Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), schools and academies, which has changed the way emotional well-being and mental health support is provided for children and young people in Thurrock.
"There are also a number of fantastic local services which are here to help parents and the national Children's Mental Health Week campaign has some excellent resources for parents and children."
For advice and information about the services available for young people go to health advice for young people: mental health.