Young People

Services, Organisations and Resource Information

Current as of August 2014

Supported Learning & Training

Organisation/Service Area Local Contact Eligibility Website Links

Youth Connexions

Countywide

Watford One Stop Shop
206-210, Lower High Street
Watford
WD17 2EL
01923 482828

Young People aged 13-19
up to 25 years for people
with Learning Difficultiess
or Disabilities

www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org

Borehamwood One Stop Shop
96, Shenley Road. Borehamwood
WD6 1EB
01442 454828

Community Learning Disability Team

Countywide

0300 123 4042
offering support and advice on health, benefits, rights, housing, finances, family issues, education, legal and social issues.
They also assess the needs of family carers and help them to support the person

 

www.hertsdirect.org

ASCEND

Training & Education, Life Skills,
Well-being, Projects & Support

South Oxhey
Watford
Three Rivers

 

All Saints Church Centre
Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey
WD19 7AX
0208 420 13644

Young People, Adults &
Families

 

www.ascend.org.uk

admin@ascend.org.uk

 

Stop-Gap Education Watford
ASD/ADHD

 

 

 

Cranbourne House
10a Earl Street
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD17 2PD
Phone:01923 630408
Francesca Ntiamoah

Information & support for
Young People with Social
Communication
Difficulties
fntiamoah@nhc.ac.uk

www.hcsprovek.co.uk/stopgap

 

 

harc
Hertfordshire branch of the
National Autistic Society

Countywide

text/call

P.O Box 450. Hatfield
Hertfordshire. AL10 1EU

07836 667394

Young People, Children
Parents, Carers and
Professionals

www.harc-online.org.uk
support@harc-online.org.uk
helpline@harc-online.org.uk

National Autistic Society Helpline 0800 800 4104 open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday

   

ADD-vance
ADHD & Autism Trust

 

Countywide

 

5c, 35 High Street. Sandridge.
St Albans. Hertfordshire
AL4 9DD
01727 833963

Support for Children &
Families
Training for Professionals

 

www.add-vance.org
herts@add-vance.org

 

Living With ADHD

 

National

 

three gateways to support for
Parents/Carers, Teachers &
Teenagers with ADHD

 

www.livingwithadhd.co.uk

 

Step-up Learning & Well-being
Centre

 

South Oxhey

39, Oxhey Drive, South Oxhey
WD19 7SD
08444 772212 (option 4)

 

 

www.hertsmindnetwork.org
info@hertsmindnetwork.org

 

Guideposts Trust

 

Watford
Three Rivers
Bushey

Henry Smith House
3-5 Estcourt Road. Watford
WD17 2PT
01923 223554

   

Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Support

Wellbeing is about both feeling good and functioning well in your day to day life. The things that we do and the way that we think affects our wellbeing. There are five ways that we can boost our wellbeing:

  1. Connect… with people around you, with family,friends, colleagues and neighbours, at home, work, school, college and in your local community
  2. Be Active … go for a walk or a run. Step outside, cycle, play a game, dance, garden. Exercising makes you feel good
  3. Take Notice…be curious, catch sight of the beautiful, remark on the unusual, be aware of the world around you, what you are feeling – savour the moment
  4. Keep Learning … Try something new, discover a new interest, sign up for a course, learn to cook, paint, draw or play an instrument, challenge yourself
  5. Give …. Do something nice for a friend or a stranger, thank someone, smile, volunteer your time, get involved in your community

Why Is Wellbeing Important?

Improving wellbeing is proven to help with our physical health, our performance at school, college and work, improving our quality of life

Organisation/Service Area Local Contact Eligibility Website Links

Hope Support

Supporting Young People through a family health crisis.

www.hopesupport.org.uk

Herts Mind Network

Counselling
Volunteer Opportunities
Personal Development, Education
& Training, Vocational Advice
Volunteer Training
Specialist BME Services

Watford
Three Rivers
Bushey

Step-up Learning & Wellbeing Centre
39 Oxhey Drive. South Oxhey
WD19 7SD

08444 772212 (option 4)

501 St Albans Road. Watford
WD24 7RZ

08444 772212

 

www.hertsmindnetwork.org
info@hertsmindnetwork.org

 

 

Royal College of Psychiatrists

 

Countrywide  

Useful resources for Young People, Parents and Professionals

 

www.rcpsych.ac.uk

SMART Phone Apps
SAM Self Help Anxiety Management

     

www.sam-app.org.uk

CAMHS HPFT
Child & Adolescent
Mental Health Service

 

Watford

Peace Children’s Centre
Peace Prospect
Watford
WD17 3EW
01923 470610

 

Children & Young People
aged 3 to 18 years

www.hpft.nhs.uk

Referral from GP School Nurse or designated School/College Staff Member by letter to Single Point of Access

Signpost Counselling

free confidential counselling service for young people in a discrete location

Watford

Watford Advice Centre
St Marys Churchyard
Watford. WD17 2BE
01923 239495

 

10-25 year olds
10-13 parent referral with childs consent
14+ self referral via website

www.signpostcounselling.co.uk

Social Group Option

Bhamwood

One Stop Shop

   

Step 2
Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Support

Countywide

3 North Road. Stevenage. SG1 4AT

01438 730570

0-19 years

e-mail: step2@hchs.nhs.uk

Young Minds

Advice on self-help and mental health/emotional well-being services

National

Helpline 0808 802 5544

 

www.youngminds.org.uk

Mindful
online support for mental health and
emotional wellbeing

National

0208 768 2166

  www.mindful.org

Kooth

National

  online counseling and emotional wellbeing support for 11-25 year olds http://www.xenzone.com/kooth.html
Do Something Different Healthy Herts   online physical and mental wellbeing information and support http://dsd.me/dohealthyherts/

Contraception and Pregnancy Advice

Organisation/Service Area Local Contact Eligibility Website Links

Family Planning Association
Contraception and Pregnancy Advice

National

0845 122 8690

   

Marie Stopes
Pregnancy advice
Termination/Abortion advice and
support
Contraception Advice
Sexually Transmitted Disease advice
and support
1-1 Counselling

National

Nearest Clinic
87 Mattock Lane. Ealing. W5 5BJ
Helpline: 0333 331 7833 (24hrs)
Aftercare: 0345 122 1441 (24hrs)
Open : Monday -Saturday 7.45am to 6pm
   

Staying Safe

Organisation/Service Area Local Contact Eligibility Website Links

Childline

National

0800 11 11

   

Watford Rape Crisis and
Sexual Abuse Centre
A helpline for rape and sexual abuse

Watford
and
surrounding
areas

PO Box 2356
Watford
WD18 1QD
0845 301 1165
01923 249511

   

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