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If you would like to find support outside of school then some of the links below might be useful for you. There are a wide variety of support networks available to people living in Hertfordshire, some offer free workshops and webinars, others have useful tips and ideas on their websites.
Bounce Forward - Support with parenting, resilience and anxiety - https://bounceforward.com/raise-resilience-east-hertfordshire-parents/
Space - Supporting families living in Hertfordshire with neurodiverse (autistic spectrum and / or ADHD) children and young people - https://spaceherts.org.uk/space-for-families/
CHEXS - Their mission is to build strong relationships, communication and trust within the family. Through teamwork, skills-building and problem solving they work with children and young people to give them self-esteem, meaning and purpose for the future. https://www.chexs.co.uk/
Food Banks - If you are finding it difficult to provide enough food for your family you can use Give Food to find out where local food banks are and how to ask for support. https://www.givefood.org.uk/
Beezee Bodies - A healthy life is a happy life, so Beezee Bodies want to help you make small changes that have a big difference. They run free courses for families, young people and adults to kickstart a healthier lifestyle. https://beezeebodies.com/
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families - Our vision is a world where children and families are supported effectively to build on their strengths and to achieve their goals in life. Parents and Carers resources offer advice and guidance to help support the children and young people who may be struggling with poor mental health. https://www.annafreud.org/parents-and-carers/about/
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) provides access to primary care psychological therapy services through Hertfordshire Wellbeing and Health in Mind (Mid Essex IAPT). https://www.hpft-iapt.nhs.uk/
The Sandbox- 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. In addition to providing NHS-funded support, The Sandbox is a central place for resources about common mental health issues, with information on how to access additional support or emergency services. https://sandbox.mindler.co.uk/
NessIE - A new service is available for parents/carers of Hertfordshire’s children and young people with emotional and mental health issues aiming to help parents/carers in developing a positive and more confident approach to support their young person, whilst offering a chance to gain peer support, useful strategies, and practical tools:
DSPL4 - (Developing Special Provision Locally) is a Hertfordshire-wide partnership approach where parents, staff in early years settings and schools, further education colleges, local authority officers and representatives from other agencies, work together as part of an Area Group, reviewing and developing the range of provision and support services available to their local community.
Hertfordshire Local Offer- The Local Offer lets parents and young people know what special educational needs and disabilities services are available in Hertfordshire, and who can access them.
If you have any concerns about your child it may be helpful to complete our Parent Concern Referral form. Once this is completed in full you can email it to email@example.com where the Wellbeing Team can assess the needs of your child, before arranging to meet with you.