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Beezee Bodies

Beezee Bodies provides free, fun, family-focused programmes to help you and your children make healthy habits for life.

Interactive Workshops available packed full of fun and games.

Families in Focus

Various courses which are free, to support parents, including handling anger, parenting with empathy, sleep solutions, managing anxiety and more.

Family Lives

  • Various articles with advice and tips on wide range of topics from anger, mental health, parenting, family life.
  • Parenting online courses.
  • Live chat (online accessed through website)
  • Helpline 0808 800  (Call us free on 0808 800 2222 for emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life).


You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. They are there to support you.

There are lots of different ways to speak to a Childline counsellor or get support from other young people


Getting help


ADD-vance provides support for children, adults and families on issues relating to Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related conditions. There are workshops, coaching and courses available free of charge for parents and carers.


Angels supports families of children with Autistic Spectrum Condition and/or ADHD. We were formed by, and are led by, parents whose children face similar challenges.

Angels is an experience-led charity, based in Hertfordshire, which provides individualised, professional expertise and advice. We work alongside parents to build understanding and to empower them to hear their child’s voice. Our key aim is to maximise the individual potential of each child and young person.

  • Group meetings, workshops and individual support for parents/ carers
  • Find support
  • Share ideas, experiences and concerns
  • Reduce isolation
  • Help your child reach their potentia

Herts Haven Cafes

About the service

Herts Haven Cafés are a free welcoming drop-in space for children and young people across Hertfordshire to access support for their emotional wellbeing.

If you are a young person seeking support, we’re here to help!

These cafés are safe spaces where young people can get the emotional wellbeing support they need.

Our main goal is to create a non-judgmental environment where young people feel comfortable sharing their concerns. We believe it’s important for individuals to have a space where they can freely express their thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. That’s why our compassionate team are here to listen and support.

Our team of trained workers can provide practical help and emotional support to anyone who visits, with no referral required.

Practical help may include guidance on coping strategies, stress management techniques, and problem-solving skills. Our workers have the knowledge and resources to provide relevant information and tools to help young people navigate their mental health challenges. The cafés will also provide a safe space to access digital support including The Sandbox, and Lumi Nova, as well as talk through alternative services.

Emotional support is also a key focus of our cafés. Our team are trained to provide empathy, acknowledgment, and a safe space for young people to express their emotions. Through open and caring conversations, we aim to create a sense of belonging and connection.

No referral needed

Herts Haven Cafés are open to any young person in Hertfordshire between the ages of 10 and 18 without the need for a formal referral. Just pop in.


Help with bullying:

  • Parent advice line – 07496 682785
  • Online advice for both parents/carers and young people

Online safety and cyberbullying awareness for parents and carers workshop


  • Parent support
  • Free online face-to-face workshops covering topics such as anxiety, self-harm, emotionally based school avoidance, gender questioning and bereavement.
  • Parent support line 07932651319 Thursday’s 9:00am – 12:00pm or by appointment
  • Peer and Facebook support groups for parents


The Sandbox is an NHS-funded service to support children and young people in South Staffordshire and Hertfordshire with their mental health and well-being. For ages 10-25.

If you want additional online support for your mental health, The Sandbox offers an assessment for NHS funded online therapy.


An award winning Hertfordshire based charity supporting families of children and young people who are on the Autistic Spectrum (ASD), have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or other neurodiverse conditions.

Whether families think their child or young person may be autistic or have ADHD, are going through the diagnostic process, or have already received a diagnosis they are all welcome at SPACE.

The Mix

The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.

Supports children 11-25.


YCT is a counselling and therapeutic support charity. We specialise in supporting children and young people aged 5 – 25 years, their families and the professionals who work with them.

YCT started out in 1988 serving the immediate local community around Harlow, Essex, however we have grown considerably, working from community venues and schools, academies, colleges, alternative education provisions and specialist schools across Essex, Hertfordshire and Greater London.

The overall aim of YCT is to support children, young people and their families through challenging times so that they can feel hopeful about their futures.

YCT is able to offer support for an endless range of often very complex issues, and does this through a variety of services. These include one to one counselling, play therapy, anxiety groups, creative art groups and support for young people and their families who have been assessed for or received an ASD diagnosis.

YCT are able to provide anxiety group work in schools either via small groups of students or groups of teachers or parents.

YCT also offers counselling, supervision and consultancy, for professionals.

Young Carers

You are a young carer if you are under the age of 18 and you’re helping to look after someone like a member of your family with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem. If you’re a young carer, you may be looking after your parents/guardians or helping to look after your brother or sister.

You can also ask your School Nurse for advice on 03001237572