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.hpft.nhs.uk/services/child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services-camhs/

Counselling Services

Various counselling services can be accessed via the Hertfordshire Wellbeing Service.  Self-referrals can be made by anyone aged 16 or over who is registered with a Hertforshire GP: http://www.hpft.nhs.uk/services/community-services/wellbeing-service/

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: https://mindinmidherts.org.uk/

Drug/Alcohol Support Services

Hertfordshire Drug & Alcohol Support Service: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/Health-in-Herts/Drugs-and-alcohol.aspx

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. https://directory.hertfordshire.gov.uk/kb5/hertfordshire/directory/service.page?id=oCViWco1Nn4

Parents & Family Support

Information and support to help you as a parent: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/childcare-and-advice-for-parents/parents-and-family-support/parents-and-family-support.aspx

Disability Support Services

Hertfordshire Disability Services. Range of services supporting children and young people 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/