Helpful External Links

ADD- vance

ADD-vance is now a registered charity with a team of over 20 dedicated trainers, coaches, admin staff and volunteers. ADD-vance was set up in Hertfordshire in 1996 as a constituted voluntary organisation by our current Director Anne Ross. Anne, a parent of children affected by ADHD and Autism, found little support for mums like her so resolved to fix the situation. ADD-vance started as a telephone helpdesk in Anne’s home and grew to include support groups, training and coaching. In 2013 we

year 2018-19 over 5,300 stakeholders accessed our services.

http://www.add-vance.org/about-us/

Beezee Bodies

Are experts in behaviour change, and they help people just like you lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle – for good. Their courses are run by qualified nutritionists, who will work with you to make healthier habits for the long term. And the best part? All BeeZee Bodies courses are free!

https://beezeebodies.com/

Children`s Social Care

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/childrens-social-care/childrens-social-care.aspx

Dacorum Foodbank Vouchers

Nobody in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why they provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

https://dacorum.foodbank.org.uk/about/

DESC

DESC are a unique organisation that works with young people who, for one reason or another, are not in mainstream education. They support the individual and their family and work together to achieve appropriate outcomes and secure a positive way forward for the future.

Their two mantras  ‘Be the best you can be’ and ‘ Inspiring Futures’ are echoed in all their work with young people, working with them to overcome their barriers to learning, re-engage them and support them in their next steps.

https://www.desc.herts.sch.uk/

Herts Family Centres

https://www.hertsfamilycentres.org/family-centres.aspx#

The family centre service can help before your baby’s born, right through to when they want to play and get messy.

Anyone can come along, whether you’re coping fine or having a struggle.

Home Start

Home-Start Herts  believe every parent should have the support they need to give their children the best possible support in life.

At Home-Start Herts we deliver high quality, volunteer led services to support families through challenging times.  By getting in early, we help parents grow in confidence and enjoy positive family relationships

https://www.home-startherts.org.uk/

Healthy Young Minds In Herts

Provides parents with information on emotional health and well-being support for children in Hertfordshire.

https://www.healthyyoungmindsinherts.org.uk/

Herts Sunflower

Information and support around Domestic Abuse.

https://www.hertssunflower.org/Herts-Sunflower.aspx

Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline

The Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline is a confidential, free, support and signposting service fr anyone affected by domestic abuse.

We are here to listen – 08088088088

https://www.hertsdomesticabusehelpline.org/

School Nursing Team

Our School Nursing Service is part of the Hertfordshire Family Centre Service. The Service brings children’s centres, health visiting and school nursing together to provide a more joined up service for children, young people and their families from pregnancy through to when a child reaches 19. There is a range of different support groups, activities and services on offer for children and their families to help them be healthy, grow and develop. Families can access available services from any Hertfordshire Family Centre, allowing them to fit sessions and services around busy family lives. For more information, visit the Family Centre Service website.

https://www.hct.nhs.uk/our-services/school-nursing/

Step 2

Step2 is a children and young people’s mental health service working with 0-19 year olds in Hertfordshire. We offer brief, goal focused interventions to those who have mild to moderate mental health difficulties which are causing distress and impacting on day to day life. Young people should already have accessed specific help for their mental health prior to referral (which may include input from their health visitor or school nurse, counselling or group work). We offer either group or 1:1 interventions and this will depend on the nature of young people’s difficulties.

https://www.hct.nhs.uk/our-services/step-2-camhs/

Well-being Team

Offer free, confidential talking therapy and practical support for people experiencing a wide range of very common emotional difficulties such as, anxiety, worry, low mood, depression and stress. They also provide support for carers and people who are struggling with the reality of living with long term physical health conditions. Their service can provide help too if you are experiencing anxiety or low mood during or after pregnancy.

http://talkwellbeing.co.uk/

Well-being

Websites for children

https://www.kooth.com/

Health For Kids

https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/hertfordshire/

Young Minds

Are leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We’re here to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.

The crisis in children and young people’s mental health is real and it is urgent. More children and young people than ever before are reaching out for help with their mental health. But for those who take that brave step, help is much too hard to find.

Together, we are changing this. We’re fighting for young people’s mental health. Join our fight.

https://youngminds.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are/