Young Persons Advice and Support

YC Hertfordshire

YC Hertfordshire provides youth work projects and programmes, information, advice, guidance, work related learning, outdoor education and support for young people aged 13-19 (to 24 for young people with learning disabilities). For young people leaving care, support is provided to the age of 21.

Telephone: 01442 454 060 / 0800 389 3258

Website: www.ychertfordshire.org

Signpost / Urban Access 10 - 25yrs

Signpost provides counselling, coaching and other support to help young people living in South and West Hertfordshire overcome problems in their lives. In 2017 we helped nearly 500 young people.

Telephone: 01923 239 495 

Website: www.signpostcounselling.co.uk

Email: administration@signpostcounselling.co.uk

Kooth

Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.

Website: kooth.com

1Voice Herts

A support and networking group for people who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).  1Voice is a local volunteer group as part of the national charity 1Voice Communicating Together. A member-led charity passionate about supporting AAC users, families and carers in the communication journey.

Telephone: 07943 618 525

Website: www.1voice.info

Childline

Childline are here for you, whatever’s on your mind. They’ll support you. Guide you. Help you make decisions that are right for you.

Their tips and techniques, ideas and inspiration, can help you feel more in control. And you can access them in your own time, at your own pace!

Telephone: 0800 1111

Website: www.childline.org.uk

The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. They are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via online, social or our free, confidential helpline.

Telephone: 0808 808 4994

Website: www.themix.org.uk

PAPYRUS

PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

Youth Talk 13-25yrs

Counselling service for those living, working or at school in St Albans District.

Telephone: 01727 868 684

Website: www.youthtalk.org.uk

Health for Teens

Health for Teens introduces a new and different way for young people aged 11-19 to learn about their health.

Website: www.healthforteens.co.uk

Young Minds

Young Minds are leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.

Parent Helpline: 0808 802 5544

Facebook: @youngmindsuk

Twitter: @YoungMindsUK

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

Beacon Victim Care Service

Confidential emotional and practical support to victims and witnesses of crime in Hertfordshire. They help individuals navigate their way through the criminal justice system by providing information on their rights under the Victim Code of Practice. They also offer a restorative justice service exploring how we can give victims the opportunity to communicate with the person who has harmed them. They also work with lots of other organisations who may be able to provide help and support.

Monday to Friday 08:00 – 20:00 and Saturday 09:00 – 17:00

Telephone: 03000 115 555

Website: www.hertfordshirebeacon.org

Brook

Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year.

Website: www.brook.org.uk

Stem4

Stem4 provides information on identification, intervention and effective management of commonly occurring teenage mental health issues

Website: www.stem4.org.uk