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Useful Website Links

Useful Websites

Emotional and Mental Wellbeing

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)

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
We are passionate about releasing people in our nation from a life sentence of debt, poverty and its causes 
https://capuk.org/i-want-help 

Citizen’s Advice  
Can assist with food vouchers and clients are also assessed to see if they need help in any other areas (e.g. benefits, debt etc)  

T: 01462 689801  

Ehttps://www.northhertscab.org.uk/contact-us/   

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk  
https://www.northhertscab.org.uk/get-advice/

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

Healthy Hub   
One general number you can always call if you have any problems is the council’s Healthy Hub number which is: 01462 474111 for more information:  
https://www.healthyhubnorthherts.co.uk/  

HertsHelp  
If you are a family in need of support with food and other essentials call or email  
T: 0300 123 4044  
E: info@hertshelp.net  
8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday  
https://www.hertshelp.net/hertshelp.aspx  

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

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 the below referral agents. Referrals come from CAB, settle, Howard Cottage, Doctors surgeries, Schools, Mental Health Support Teams, Churches etc.   

Email: info@letchworth.foodbank.org.uk  

Call: 07825 300437  

OPENING TIMES  

Tuesday, 10am - 12pm  
Friday, 10am - 12pm  

https://letchworth.foodbank.org.uk/  

Universal Credit Information  
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/universal-credit/  
Can assist with food vouchers and clients are also assessed to see if they need help in any other areas (e.g. benefits, debt etc)  

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://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 

Family Lives: 
Family Lives offers a confidential and free helpline service for families in England and Wales (previously known as Parentline). Please call us on 0808 800 2222 for emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life. Our helpline service is open 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday. Email support: Our lines do get very busy, if you are unable to get through, you may want to email us for support, advice and information. Please email us at askus@familylives.org.uk. We aim to respond within 24 hours, Monday to Friday.  

https://www.familylives.org.uk/   

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/

 

NHS 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 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

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 - Fre

Thrive

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

https://healthyyoungmindspennine.nhs.uk/

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

https://www.calm.com