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Beezee Bodies

Beezee Bodies is a weight/lifestyle support service for children and young people.


Interactive website for children and their families to encourage them to eat well, move more, live longer,

Families in Focus

Families in Focus is an organisation that supports parents caring for children with additional needs and disabilities.

They run a variety of free workshops and groups all over Hertfordshire.

Visit their website for more information on what they offer.


Hertfordshire Directory

The Hertfordshire Directory is produced by Hertfordshire County Council and offers information on a variety of subjects to offer support to families. See below for the website address.

Kids Hub

The HUBs offers information and support for parents and carers of disabled children and young people aged 0-19 in Hertfordshire. The HUBs provide free and impartial support over the phone, by email or face-to-face (including home visits).

Local Offer

If you are a young person with, or have a child with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), then the Local Offer is your one-stop shop for information, support, services and activities available.

Children up to the age of 25 can access this service.


If you are worried that you may be harming your self in some way and feel upset and anxious about anything, view the NSPCC website for help and support.


The Family Centre Service in Hertfordshire

The Family Centre Service in Hertfordshire, is a new service to bring together the School Nursing, Health Visiting Teams and the Children’s Centre’s so they are all under one umbrella. The purpose of this is to offer families the best integrated care for their needs. There is one central telephone number to call and options to choose the service you require – 0300-123-7572

School Nursing offers a service to children from 5-19

Health Visiting offers a service for children 0-5


Young Carers – Hertfordshire

If you or someone you know is a Young carer, (by supporting a sibling, parent at home) you can get support from the Young Carers, Hertfordshire – see link.

You can also ask your School Nurse for advice and :

Getting help


ADD-vance provides support for children, adults and families on issues relating to Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related conditions.

NHS Direct

NHS Direct is a health advice and information service available 24 hours a day, every day.


What we offer

Stand-by-me offers information, advice and support to help children, young people and their families living in North Hertfordshire understand and manage their grief.

Stand-by-me provides dedicated bereavement support for children, young people and their families in North Hertfordshire and Stevenage. The charity was created after listening to the views of young people and their carers about what they would find most helpful when they experience the death of someone close to them.

Step 2

Step 2 is a Hertfordshire wide, 0-19 Early Intervention Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. Step2 interventions are designed to be brief and solution-focused. The mental health advisors see clients in their own homes, schools or other community settings. You need to be referred to this service by a health professional so please contact your school nurse or GP for further advice.


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.


Staying healthy

Herts Pilates

Let’s “unpause” the Computer Generation and Start to Get Our Children Stronger…

Staying safe

Road Safety for children

Road Safety – how to keep your children road safe, Hertfordshire Constabulary have information on their website below.