Past ventures



NESSie graduated from Cambridge Social Ventures in September 2019.


North Herts Emotional Support in Schools Service (NESSie) promotes positive emotional and mental health in schools through recognition, effective management and early intervention. They offer arts therapies and counselling to children and young people in education and support and training via forums to staff and families. They current work with 0-18 year old children across Hertfordshire, with a dedicated team of arts therapists and Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (CYP IAPT) counsellors providing group and one-to-one support to students with additional needs. NESSie is a member of the London and South East Learning Collaborative – part of the CYP IAPT national transformation programme.


Supporting positive mental health in schools and education through recognition, effective management and early intervention. NESSie was setup in response to the ever-increasing numbers of children and young people who in crisis with their mental health and our mission is to work in partnership with outside agencies; families and young people to increase access to effective therapeutic support. Lead entrepreneur Rachel Lambie

Get in touch

NESSie would like to connect to other services working in mental health who are interested in a joint approach in response to the crisis young people and their families are experiencing. They also welcome all opportunities for media coverage, training and speaking engagements.

Tel: +44 (0)1763 242236