Understanding children's mental health & emotional wellbeing


Includes Hatfield, Lea Valley,  St Albans, Stevenage, and Watford

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are delivered across the whole of Hertfordshire. The service treats emotional and behavioural problems in children and adolescents. http://www.hertspartsft.nhs.uk/our-services/community-services/child-and-adolesent-mental-health-services/

Counselling Services

Various Counselling services attached to the Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. http://www.hertspartsft.nhs.uk/

Mind in Mid Herts. runs a number of services to help people with mental health issues in St Albans, Harpenden, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Hertford and Stevenage. http://www.mindinmidherts.org.uk/node/2

Watford Christian Counselling Service – a confidential service open to all. WCCS provides a confidential counselling service that seeks to serve and help people in the Watford area with a range of counselling needs, including depression, bereavement and loss, stress, anxiety, marriage or relationship difficulties, etc. http://www.lst.ac.uk/smartweb/wccs/finding-help

Talktime. Young People’s Counselling Service (Stevenage and Letchworth). Talktime is a counselling service for 10 to 25 year olds in the North Herts. and Stevenage areas. We support young people whose families are changed or are changing through separation, divorce or bereavement or who are suffering from stress, anger and other emotional problems which are affecting their lives. http://www.hertspartsft.nhs.uk

Drug/Alcohol Support Services

Community Drug and Alcohol Services. There are four community drug and alcohol teams (CDATs) within Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. They provide a service to people whose primary problem is dependent drug and/or alcohol misuse. http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/commsafe/commprotect/crimedrugs/drugservs/

The Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Service (A-DASH) team provides confidential advice, support and specialist assessment and treatment to young people who have drug and alcohol problems under the age of 18, who have a Hertfordshire GP or live in or attend school in Hertfordshire. http://www.hertspartsft.nhs.uk/our-services/community-services/child-and-adolesent-mental-health-services/adash-adolescent-drug-alcohol-service-for-hertfordshire/

Children’s Information Services

The Family Information Service provides free, friendly impartial information/guidance on a full range of childcare, children’s services and resources across Hertfordshire. FIS aims to offer you the most up-to-date information available in your area for children and young people aged 0 – 19 yrs (0 – 25 with a special need or disability).http://www.hertsdirect.org/your-community/fis/

Disability Support Services

HAD is a Charity delivering innovative, affordable, practical services to older and disabled people. http://www.hadnet.org.uk/

Hertfordshire Disability Services. Range of services supporting children and young peiople with disabilities. http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/healthsoc/disability/

Watford Mencap is a local independent charity for people with learning disabilities and their Parents and Carers living in South West Hertfordshire. http://www.watfordmencap.org.uk/

Domestic Violence Support Services

Hertfordshire Sunflower Services provide advice, information and support to all victims of domestic abuse. http://www.hertssunflower.org

Bereavement Support Services

Cruse Bereavement Care. Offers high quality support following bereavement. Highly trained Volunteers deliver most of its services. http://www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

Young Carers

Hertfordshire Young Carers Council. Support for young Carers. http://www.carersinherts.org.uk/how-we-can-help/young-carers/