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Emotional and mental well-being


Child abuse

Children in Care

Domestic abuse

Drugs information

Eating disorders

Ethnic groups support

Financial support / food provision

Christians Against Poverty 

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  

Free School Meals Information

Healthy Hub   
T: 01462 474111  

Herts Help  
T: 0300 123 4044  
8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday  

Hitchin Partnership 
T: 07817 715023 

Money Advice Service Information  

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  
Open 10am - 12pm, Tuesdays and Fridays  

Universal Credit Information  

Gender identity

Healthy bodies


Mental health concerns

Parental support

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: They aim to respond within 24 hours, Monday to Friday.  

Self harm

Sexual health

Suicidal thoughts

Terminal illness

Victim support

Websites with online chat/counselling for mental health concerns

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Use games to track your mood and teach yourself methods to take control of stress and anxiety -  Free (self-help for anxiety management)