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Howe Dell Primary School

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.

Beezee Families - Free Healthy Lifestyle Support

Hertfordshire Children and Young People's Mental Health Service Directory - 

A list of providers offering a combination of early intervention and more specialist support for children and young people's mental health.






The Toolbox is a free service that provides online support for neurodiverse children and young people.

With youth

Our open access With Youth service provides online support to children and young people experiencing mental ill health and/or emotional distress.

This is a countywide service available for any Hertfordshire resident aged 5-18, as well as parents, carers and professionals.


A free digital therapy delivered through a fun and engaging mobile game to help 7-12 years olds learn how to manage and reduce symptoms of anxiety whilst building resilience and skills to support them longer term, gain confidence and thrive.


The Sandbox is an innovative digital mental healthcare service for Children and Young People.

School Family Workers

Howe Dell School buy into the Welwyn and Hatfield Partnership and have access to support from the School Family Workers. Please see the short video below of what services they offer. You can make a self referral or the school can refer your family to the School Family Workers on your behalf.

Neurodiversity Support Hub

The neurodiversity support hub is an advice service offering support, signposting and guidance about a whole range of things relating to ADHD and Autism. The phones are answered by a team of parents and carers of neurodivergent children and young people and your child doesn't need a diagnosis for you to use this service. 




  • 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

Mindfulness ideas

Mental Health Support 


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 

Family Trauma

Young Minds


Information to support yours and your children's mental health

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 

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.

Domestic abuse support -


Safer Places

If you are not in immediate danger and would like to talk to us about your options, call our helpline on 03301 025811.


Herts Sunflower


Women's Refuge


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 

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  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'. 

  • Howe Dell Primary School
  • The Runway, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AH
  • 01707 263291