Mental health support

Mental health services for children and young people 

In an emergency, if you or someone else is at risk of harm, call 999 or visit your nearest Accident and Emergency department.

For urgent help or if you need to speak to someone:

Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) 

Specialist child and adolescent mental health services treating emotional and behavioural problems in children and adolescents. Problems include depression, anxiety and phobias. Behavioural problems include extreme aggression at home and school, delinquency and attention deficit hyperactive disorder. Other serious issues can be anorexia, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Presenting problems can be self-harm or taking overdoses, non-school attendance, school exclusion, or police involvement.  

If you need to make a referral or talk about an urgent mental health problem call the Single Point of Access (SPA) on 0300 777 0707.

Email them at  

Healthy Young Minds in Herts

Healthy Young Minds in Herts provides information about emotional health and well-being support for young people in Hertfordshire. 


Children and young people in Hertfordshire can get free online emotional and mental health support using the Kooth website. If you are aged between 10 and 25 and registered with a Hertfordshire GP surgery, you can sign up, choose an avatar (an online character) to represent you anonymously and have an online chat with a counsellor or therapist.  

Herts MIND Network 

The Children and Young People (CYP) provision for those feeling isolated and experiencing distress is available remotely through webinars, video call, telephone and chat forums.

Call them on 08444 772212 
Email them at 

YC Hertfordshire 

Hertfordshire’s statutory youth service delivers a number of projects, both face-to-face and online, supporting young people’s emotional wellbeing.

Call them on 0300 123 7538 
Email them at

Young Minds 

Young Minds is a charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Call them on 020 7089 5050
Parent helpline on 0808 802 5544
Email them at 

The OLLIE Foundation  

The OLLIE Foundation (One Life Lost is Enough) is a registered charity that funds suicide prevention skills training for any individual or community that wants it, especially those interacting with young people, or young people themselves.  

Call them on 07715 311891
Email them at