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Useful Links

Emotional and mental well-being

Bereavement

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

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: 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