Sometimes it is hard to know where to go for advice and support when your child or you are facing challenging times. Below you will find information about support services for health and how to access them, either online or by telephone.
Please do contact your son or daughter's Year Leader to discuss any concerns you have, so that we can provide appropriate support in school.
If you are aware of any services not included , please do let us know by clicking here.
General Health Support
Chat Health a texting service for 11 - 19 year olds in Hertfordshire, where you can text your school nurse for guidance and support. Open Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm.
Text: 07480 635 050
Health for Kids provides information for children on staying healthy and understanding feelings.
Health for Teens provide an advice website on all aspects of health for teenagers, provided by the NHS.
NHS 111 If you need urgent medical advice but it is not an emergency then you can call 111 (in case of an emergency or life threatening situation call 999)
Alcohol, Drugs and Smoking
AF -DASH (Adolescent & Family Drug and Alcohol Service for Hertfordshire) support for young people struggling to manage their use or drugs and/or alcohol.
Tel: 01992 531 917; Text: 07770 537 227; Email: AFDASH@hpft.nhs.uk
NHS Stop Smoking Service if you would like advice and support in stopping smoking you can visit the website to find your closest service.
DrugFAM provide support to families, friends and carers who are struggling to cope with a loved one’s addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Tel: 0300 888 3853 Web: www.drugfam.co.uk
FRANK offer a 24 hour confidential helpline for young people with questions or concerns about alcohol or drugs, or you can chat online with advisors daily from 2pm - 6pm. Tel: 0300 123 6600; Web: www.talktofrank.com
BEAT (Beating Eating Disorders) offer advice and guidance on eating disorders, with a youth helpline.
Tel: 0808 801 0711; Web: www.b-eat.co.uk
CAMHS Community Eating Disorder Team to self refer call SPA
Tel: 0300 777 0707 (8am - 7pm)
Brook Advisory Service offer a confidential, free helpline to under 25 years relating to pregnancy and contraception (Mon - Fri 9am - 7pm, closed 2pm - 3:30pm on Thursdays). Tel: 0808 802 1234; Web: www.brook.org.uk
Herts Aid offers guidance and support about sexual health . Tel: (Watford) 01920 484 784, (Ware) 01923 803 440; Web: www.hertsaid.co.uk