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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Please find below links to services and documents that explain the benefits of practising wellbeing and looking after yours and your families mental health. This page has up to date information from agencies providing additional support during the COVID 19 pandemic.


  • Designed with busy parents in mind, with short videos and articles
  • Topics from meltdowns to friendships difficulties, from anxiety to the transition to secondary school

The Education Hub- Mental health resources for children, students, parents, carers and school/college staff

HAFLS Mindfulness course 2021

Mental Health Resources - A collection of resources to help your mental health (From East of England Government Association, please click on the link below).

Mindfulness ideas

ADD-vance information

Schools and Families Advice Line

Mental Health Support during the COVID - 19 outbreak


A CAMHS specialist is now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide specialist advice and support to families and professionals about children/young people in a mental health crisis and (if necessary) arrange for a face to face assessment.

This services is available through our Single Point of Access line on :

Tel: 0300 777 0707

email: (for non-urgent enquiries)


Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families - useful information about Coping with unexpected endings and loss.

Healthy Young Minds in Herts

For Information about how to look after your mental health and emotional wellbeing during the Covid-19 outbreak please click on the link below.

Young Minds


Information about talking to your children about Corona Virus

MindEd for Families 


Are you a parent or carer who is concerned about mental health of your child/teenager or an  older family member, parent or grandparent? MindEd for families has advice and information from trusted experts and will help you to understand what problems occur, what you can do to best support your family, and how to take care of yourself. 


Visit the MindEd Families website for more information.

Partnership for children 

Resources to build children's wellbeing

Child Bereavement UK have information for parents and carers on supporting children through difficult times and managing grief. Please click on the link below to access these resources.

Delivering Special Provision Locally

DSPL is a Hertfordshire-wide partnership approach where parents, staff in early years settings and schools, further education colleges, local authority officers and representatives from other agencies, work together as part of an Area Group, reviewing and developing the range of provision and support services available to their local community.

Their website has been updated to include resources to support Mental Health, Home Schooling for all key stages, fun activities and much more.

Safer Places launched a new live chat service to support those experiencing, or at risk of abuse.

The new service enables anyone experiencing abuse to chat directly with a member of the Safer Places team.

The measures announced to tackle coronavirus (COVID 19) have seen day to day life change dramatically and undoubtedly made it harder for people to access support services as survivors are isolated with abusers with small windows of opportunity to speak. This new service will give survivors the opportunity to access support discreetly. The new service will initially be open between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday and 8pm - 8am Fri - Sun 8pm - 8am. The live chat session will appear if you go on to the Safer places website. If you need help you can start a conversation to receive support. Or alternatively the direct number is 03301 025811 open 24/7.


Action for Happiness

Action for Happiness have lots of information online about 'How to keep mentally healthy during uncertain times' please click on the links below for support, advice, meditation and more.


Family Lives charity remains fully open for business

We continue to provide a free helpline and if you need to talk, we are here to listen with our trained and skilled workforce.

Call us on 0808 800 2222.
We know that sometimes it’s hard to speak on the phone in a crowded space or where it may not be safe to call, you can email or visit our website and forums at We are expanding our helpline capacity and developing additional resources around dealing with aggression in the home. Many families are also home schooling and we have added lots of useful tips on this and also ways in which families can engage in cost free activities together to our website.

Ok Rehab - Specialising in addiction treatment

Ollie Foundation


Training Dates – The OLLIE Foundation - example of training are 'Grief training for bereaved parents, suicide prevention, goal setting and keeping safe and carrying on'. 

Domestic Abuse - Sunflower

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