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Useful Links

Useful Websites

Emotional and Mental Well-being

https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/youth-wellbeing/

https://www.childline.org.uk/

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

https://www.healthyyoungmindsinherts.org.uk/parents-and-carers

https://www.kooth.com/

https://www.mindful.org/

https://www.themix.org.uk/

https://www.supportline.org.uk/ (A-Z of concerns with resources)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/hct-childrens-wellbeing-practitioners-33494371787 (a rolling programme of workshops for students and parents run by Hertfordshire's Children's Well-being Practitioners)

Bereavement

https://www.childbereavementuk.org/

https://www.healthyyoungmindsinherts.org.uk/sites/default/files/content/coronavirus-bereavement-and-childrne-guide-for-parents-and-carers.pdf

https://help2makesense.org/

http://stand-by-me.org.uk/

https://www.suddendeath.org/covid-19-bereavement

https://www.winstonswish.org/

Child Abuse

https://www.stopitnow.org.uk/

Children in Care

https://www.becomecharity.org.uk/for-young-people/

Domestic Abuse

https://www.hertssunflower.org/herts-sunflower.aspx

Drugs Information

https://www.hopeuk.org/

https://www.talktofrank.com/

Eating Disorders

https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

https://seedeatingdisorders.org.uk/page/young-people

Ethnic Groups Support

http://www.cmha.org.uk/

https://www.myh.org.uk/

Financial Support / Food Provision

Christians Against Poverty
https://capuk.org/i-want-help 

Citizens' Advice Bureau  
Can assist with food vouchers; clients are also assessed to see if they need help in any other areas (benefits, debt, etc.)  

T: 01462 689801  
https://www.northhertscab.org.uk/contact-us/   
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk  

Free School Meals Information  
https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/at-school/free-school-meals/free-school-meals.aspx

Healthy Hub   
T: 01462 474111
https://www.healthyhubnorthherts.co.uk/  

Herts Help  
T: 0300 123 4044  
E: info@hertshelp.net  
https://www.hertshelp.net/hertshelp.aspx  
8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday  

Hitchin Partnership 
T: 07817 715023 
http://www.hitchinpartnership.org 

Money Advice Service Information  
https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/universal-credit-an-introduction  

Trussell Trust Foodbank  
Clients must be able to show a Foodbank voucher or email from one of these referral agents: CAB, Settle, Howard Cottage, GP surgeries, schools, mental health support teams, churches

T: 07825 300437  
E: info@letchworth.foodbank.org.uk  
https://letchworth.foodbank.org.uk/  
Open 10am - 12pm, Tuesdays and Fridays  

Universal Credit Information  
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/universal-credit/  

Gender Identity

http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/

https://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/

Healthy Bodies

https://beezeebodies.com/programs/beezee-families/

LGBTQ+

https://www.youngstonewall.org.uk/

Mental Health Concerns

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

https://healthyyoungmindspennine.nhs.uk/

https://www.changegrowlive.org/

https://www.cwmt.org.uk/

https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk//

https://www.meandmymind.nhs.uk/about/downloadable-resources/ (if hearing voices)

https://www.mind.org.uk/

https://www.minded.org.uk/

https://nopanic.org.uk/

https://www.rethink.org/living-with-mental-illness/young-people

https://www.selfharm.co.uk/

https://youngminds.org.uk/ (parent helpline)

Parental Support

https://www.natural-flair.com/

http://www.thebutterflyroom.org/about.html 

https://www.familylives.org.uk/ (formerly Parentline)
Confidential and free helpline service for families, offering emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life. 
T: 0808 800 2222 
Open 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm, Saturday and Sunday.
The lines do get very busy - if you are unable to get through, you may want to email for support, advice and information: askus@familylives.org.uk. They aim to respond within 24 hours, Monday to Friday.  

Self Harm

http://www.harmless.org.uk/

https://www.selfharm.co.uk/alumina/

Sexual Health

https://www.brook.org.uk/

https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk/

Suicidal Thoughts

https://theolliefoundation.org/

https://papyrus-uk.org/

https://www.zerosuicidealliance.com/

Terminal Illness

http://www.hopesupport.org.uk/

https://www.rainbowtrust.org.uk/

http://www.rosiecranetrust.org/

https://www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/

Victim Support

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

Websites with Online Chat/Counselling for Mental Health Concerns

https://www.childline.org.uk/

https://www.kooth.com/

https://www.samaritans.org/

recommended Apps

Beat Panic

Overcome panic attacks and anxiety wherever you happen to be - £0.99

Big White Wall

Get round-the-clock support from therapists to help you cope with stress and anxiety - Free

BlueIce

This app helps young people manage their emotions and reduce urges to self-harm - Free

Calm

Help to improve your health and happiness

Calm Harm

Reduce urges to self-harm and manage emotions in a more positive way - Free

Catch It

Learn to manage negative thoughts and look at problems differently - Free

distrACT

Quick and discreet access to information and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts - Free

Equoo: Emotional Fitness Game

Use adventure games designed by psychologists to help you increase your emotional fitness - Free, with in-app purchases

Feeling Good: Positive Mindset

Use audio tracks to help relax your body and mind and build your confidence - Free, with in-app purchases

IESO

Connect confidentially and securely with mental health therapists using instant messaging - Free in some areas

MeeTwo

A safe and secure forum for teenagers wanting to discuss any issue affecting their lives - Free

My Possible Self: The Mental Health App

Learn how to manage fear, anxiety and stress and tackle unhelpful thinking - Free, with in-app purchases

Self-helf App for the Mind

A non-profit, community-backed app to help you monitor and manage your mental health

SilverCloud

An eight-week course to help you manage stress, anxiety and depression at your own pace - Free

Sleepio

An online sleep improvement programme, clinically proven to help you fall asleep faster - Free in some areas

Sleepstation

Connect with a team of sleep experts to help you fall asleep or stay asleep through the night - Free with GP referral

Stress & Anxiety Companion

Breathing exercises, relaxing music and games to help calm your mind and change negative thoughts - Free, with in-app purchases

Student Health App

Reduce your worries, feel more confident and get the health information you need as a student - Free

Thrive

Use games to track your mood and teach yourself methods to take control of stress and anxiety -  Free

https://sam-app.org.uk/ (self-help for anxiety management)

https://www.calm.com