Wellbeing Local and National Services

Just Talk Information for Parents and Carers

After a difficult year, Hertfordshire’s ‘Just Talk’ mental health campaign is hoping to help more young people than ever look after their mental health. Just Talk is a positive mental health campaign, developed by a network of more than 30 agencies, and steered by Hertfordshire’s young people. Taking this approach ensures the campaign addresses the issues that matter to young people, whilst communicating with them in a consistent and meaningful way. We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health. COVID-19 may have triggered new feelings of anxiety and uncertainty which your child hasn’t experienced before. It’s therefore more important than ever that every person knows how to look after their mental health and wellbeing - and how to seek help if they need it. Make sure you are following JustTalk on Instagram and Twitter at @JustTalkHerts and Facebook at JustTalkHerts to stay up to date. You will also find lots of FREE to access information on our newly improved website www.justtalkherts.org: - E-learning – Evidence based ways that your child can improve their wellbeing - Short films and activities - Tools and activities for handling difficult times and emotions - Information about support services and how to access them - Parents ‘Top Tips’ leaflet on how to talk to your child about their mental health and wellbeing. Young people told us that there are some key points they need to be continually reminded of in order to feel safe and comfortable talking about their mental health. Please do help us spread these important messages to your children: Talking shows strength not weakness We all have mental health, just like physical health There is support and information available and it can really help You’re more likely to get better if you seek help early For more information about the ‘Just Talk’ campaign, watch our new film: www.Justtalkherts.org/justtalkweek


Links to Local Services 

Sandbox - Online mental health support for children and young people. Website: Sandbox.mindler.co.uk

Sandbox Information

Family Lives Confidential, impartial advice and support line for parents open 24x7 Tel. 0808 800 2222 Text 0800 7836783 Email: parentsupport@familylives.org.uk Website: www.familylives.org.uk

Relate Counselling For people experiencing relationship difficulties, open office hours. Tel. 0845 4561310

Children, Schools and Families Call Centre Concerns about a child at risk open 24x7 Tel. 0300 1234043

Frank Free and confidential helpline for advice on drugs open 24x7 tel. 0800 776600 Email: frank@talktofrank.com Website: www.talktofrank.com

Herts Mind Network Providing a range of mental health support and services to adults and young people. www.hertsmindnetwork.org

ADD-Vance Supporting parents and carers of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Tel. 01727 833963

SNAP A leading Organisation that offers holiday play schemes to young people aged 3-19yrs with varying learning disabilities. Tel. 07979 612363

Benefits Enquiry Line All enquiries about entitlements. Tel. 0800 882200

Dacorum First Credit Union A savings & lending co-operative. Tel. 01442 240250 www.dacorumfirst.co.uk

Jobcentre Plus Want to make a claim? Want to find a job? www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk

Free School Meals Are you receiving income support. You may be entitled to Free School Meals. For more information or to apply visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals

Citizens Advice Bureau Free, Independent, impartial advice & information. www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Youth Connexions The Information, advice, guidance and support services for all 13 to 19 year olds in England. www.ychertfordshire.org

The Sunflower Centre Advice, information and support for victims of domestic abuse, race and hate crime. Services are free and confidential. www.hertssunflower.org

Home Start Trained volunteers offer support, friendship and practical help to families with 1 child under 5 years. Contact 0800 686368 www.home-start.org.uk

Money Advice Service Money Advice Service offer free, clear and unbiased advice to help you manage your money. Contact 0300 500 5000 www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

Community Mental Health Team Care advice and support for adults who have issues with mental health problems. Contact 0300 123 3393 www.mind.org.uk

Shelter The housing and homelessness charity. Contact 0808 800 4444 www.shelter.org.uk

Kings Langley School does not endorse or recommend any of the external organisations, services or information listed above.