We are an established children's charity delivering vital mental health and emotional wellbeing services in schools across Essex and East London.

We work to improve the lives and life chances of these children and young people, by offering a wide range of highly professional support and advice services in schools. Our diverse school team is made up of well qualified counsellors, therapists and social workers who provide support services to over 100 schools for over 1,000 children and their families each year.

Our biggest undertaking is the one-to-one work we do in schools with children. However, this is not right for every child, and so we also provide therapeutic support to children, young people and families in our dedicated counselling rooms at our head office. For further information about this, please visit our Support for Families section.

As an extension of our services, we also provide expert training and supervision to school staff as well as specialist support to parents for developing skills to enhance the wellbeing of children and young people.

For further details on our work, please visit our How we help section.

About us

Brentwood Catholic Children's Society was established in 1984 and is now more widely known simply as BCCS.

We see our work as a requirement of faith as well as a moral and social responsibility and are proud of our Catholic foundation; the Bishop of Brentwood is our President and we enjoy much support from the Catholic community.

We recognise the importance of the family and look to care for children within the family unit where possible. The work we do not only benefits the children we work with directly but also their families, their schools and their local communities.

We are proud and privileged to provide a caring, professional service to children irrespective of their background or religion and now work in a wide variety of schools - Catholic and non-Catholic - across Essex and East London.