Mental Health & Emotional Well Being



Does your child visit CAMHS?

Do you want to talk things through?

Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are delivered across the whole of Hertfordshire.

The service provides interventions for moderate/severe emotional and behavioural difficulties in children and adolescents. Our teams also offer specialist interventions for other mental health difficulties including anorexia and schizophrenia.

Our specialist services include:



Depression and Anxiety

The Mindfulness App opens up a world of professional guided meditations. It helps you towards a more peaceful and healthier state of mind. Newbie or guru? Don’t worry, we’ve got you.The Mindfulness App offers guided meditations for everyone.



National mental health charity, which offers an excellent range of materials on all aspects of depression and manic depression.It also lists details of local Mind Associations.

Info Line: 0300 123 3393

Helplines open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 6.00pm



Emotional Support for children and young people on issues relating to child abuse, bulling etc.

You can talk to us about anything. No problem is too big or too small.

Call us free on 0800 1111 or get in touch online. However you choose to contact us, you’re in control. It’s confidential and you don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to.




MindFull is a brilliant service for 11-17 year olds, providing support, information and advice about mental health and emotional wellbeing, helping you to overcome life’s ups and downs and feel confident and happy about who you are.You choose the type of support you receive and, because MindFull is online, you can get it whenever you want it, wherever you are.




On you can find out about what it’s like to live with a health condition, by watching other people share their stories.

Our health affects every aspect of our lives. This website helps to prepare you for what’s ahead, beyond the symptoms and treatments. contains hundreds of real people’s stories. These stories are collected by academic researchers who interview people in their own homes, using their own words. is run by the Dipex Charity. We help millions of people each year to feel better prepared and informed and less alone in what they are going through. If we have helped you, or if you value what we do, please chip in to support this website.

A website with video interviews of young peoples real life experiences of health and lifestyle. There is a section on young people talking about their experiences of depression and eating disorders.



Self Harm

Stay Alive App

A free national suicide prevention pocket resource, packed full of information to help you stay safe. It offers help and support both to people with thoughts of suicide and to those concerned about someone.



National Self-Harm Network

The aims of this forum are to:

Support individuals who self harm to reduce emotional distress and improve the quality of life

Support and provide information for family and carers of individuals who self harm

Raise awareness of the needs of people who self harm, dispel myths and combat discrimination

Empower and enable those that self harm to seek alternatives to self harm and further help where appropriate

Helpline: 0800 622 6000 (Thurs-Sat, 6.10pm – 10.30pm)





Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self harm and suicide prevention including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals and those at risk of suicide.



Dedicated to self-harm recovery, insight and support.

A national project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk., ask any questions and be honest about whats going on in your life. is part of Youthscape, a registered UK charity that’s been working to support young people aged 11 to 19 since 1993

Eating Disorders

Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC)

We support sufferers and their family and friends towards full recovery.
CALL OUR HELPLINE: 03000 11 12 13

beat (beating eating disorders)

We provide on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders, those struggling personally and parents, families and friends. ABC works tirelessly to increase awareness and understanding of eating disorders through talks, training and campaigns for change. 

Our telephone helplines are open from 9:30-5.30pm Monday-Friday. 

0808 801 0677

Suicide and Psychosis


Maytree is a national registered charity. We provide a unique residential service for people in suicidal crisis so they can talk about their suicidal thoughts and behaviour. We offer a free 4 night, 5 day one-off stay to adults over the age of 18 from across the UK. Our aim is to provide a safe, confidential, non-medical environment for our guests. Somewhere our guests can explore their thoughts and feelings, and feel heard with compassion and without judgement.

Call 020 7236 7070



Hector’s House

Hector’s House is a suicide and crisis prevention and help resource charity – set up by the family of Hector Stringer, who took his own life at just 18 years old. 

It is our mission to stop suicide by making sure everyone has access to the mental health support the need, and to encourage people to talk openly about how they feel.

Call Hector’s House on 07397 155562 




SANE is a UK-wide charity working to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness. SANE has three main objectives linked to our aims and outcomes:

To raise awareness and combat stigma about mental illness, educating and fighting to improve mental health services.

To provide care and emotional support for people with mental health problems, their families and carers as well as information for other organisations and the public.

To promote and host research into the causes and more effective treatments of mental illness such as schizophrenia and depression and the psychological and social impact of mental illness.

Tel:0845 767 8000



Hearing Voices Network

If you hear voices, see visions or have similar sensory experiences – you’re not alone. The statistics vary, but somewhere between 3 and 10% of the population have experiences like these (increasing to about 75% if you include one off experiences like hearing someone call your name out loud). 

Despite being relatively common, many people who hear voices, see visions or have similar experiences feel alone. Fear of prejudice, discrimination, and being dismissed as ‘crazy’ can keep people silent. At a time when we are told that it is ‘time to talk’, it is important that anyone courageous enough to speak out is met with respect and empathy.

People of all ages and backgrounds can hear voices at some point in their life, for many different reasons. Whilst some are distressed by their experiences, people can – and do – find ways of living with them.

We focus on helping to create respectful and empowering spaces, whilst challenging the inequalities & oppressive practices that hold people back.

Our aim is to :

Enquiries & Info: 0114 271 8210



Rethink Mental Illness

Our vision is for equality, rights, the fair treatment and maximum quality of life for all those affected by mental illness, their carers, family and friends. As one of the largest charitable providers of services for people living with mental illness, we are well placed to make a direct impact on the care people receive.

But we have a much larger vision too – to transform at every level the way our nation approaches mental illness. Every year, our diverse range of information and support helps tens of thousands of people get through crises, live independently and feel that they do not have to face mental illness alone.


0300 5000 927



Have concerns and do not know where to turn ?

What is PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)?

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters. They provide a point of contact for patients, their families and their carers.You can find officers from PALS in your local hospital.
How can PALS help?PALS provides help in many ways. For example, it can:

  • help you with health-related questions
  • help resolve concerns or problems when you’re using the NHS
  • tell you how to get more involved in your own healthcare

PALS can give you information about:

  • the NHS
  • the NHS complaints procedure, including how to get independent help if you want to make a complaint
  • support groups outside the NHS

PALS also helps to improve the NHS by listening to your concerns and suggestions.

How do I contact my nearest PALS?You can find your nearest PALS office on the NHS website.  You can also ask your GP surgery, hospital or phone NHS 111 for details of your nearest PALS.