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Support and Advice

Stevenage DSPL

Supporting children and young people (0-25) and families with special educational needs, additional needs, disabilities and emotional wellbeing in Early Years, Schools, Colleges and at home for Stevenage, Knebworth, Datchworth, Bennington, Walkern, Aston and Graveley. 

DSPL2 is part of a Hertfordshire partnership to enable children and young people to access provisions locally to break down barriers to learning.

Hertfordshire Additional Needs Database (HAND)

Offers a broad range of advice and support for children and young people with additional needs and their families within Hertfordshire.

Children's Service

Hotline to phone if you wish to report any concerns about the welfare of a child.

0300 123 4043


Eating Disorder support for all ages

Adults: 0845 634 1414

Persons aged under 25: 0345 634 7650

Do Something Different

Online Support for Physical and Emotional Welbeing - free to all Hertfordshire Residents

SAM - Self Anxiety Management

App for iPhone and Android

NSPCC - Pants Down

Provides support for Potty Training and teaching the underwear rule for safety.

Road Victims Trust

Free Counselling for children affected by a car incident in Hertfordshire or Bedfordshire.

NHS Mental Health Apps

Apps tested by the NHS which they recommend for mental health self-help.

Young Minds

Their Vision: “ We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.”    


We're here for you, whatever's on your mind. We'll support you. Guide you. Help you make decisions that are right for you.

Our tips and techniques, ideas and inspiration, can help you feel more in control. And you can access them in your own time, at your own pace!      

Call them free on 0800 1111

Families First

We have designed a Families First Portal postcard which is aimed at parents and carers. It aims to raise awareness and encourage them to use the portal to access information, advice and guidance on a range of issues and local and national support services, many of which are free for families to access.

As One: part of the Welcome Hub for self-referrals

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) provides services across Hertfordshire. Our staff deliver mental health and learning disability services. These include child and adolescent, older people and adult services within community and inpatient settings.

Mind Ed

Our children are facing a mental health crisis and many of them aren't getting the support they need. We're determined to change this.

Young Carers

Supporting Young Carers in Hertfordshire

Stand by Me

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

Cruse Bereavement support


Step2 is a children and young people’s mental health service working with 0-19 year olds in Hertfordshire. We offer brief, goal focused interventions to those who have mild to moderate mental health difficulties which are causing distress and impacting on day to day life.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

School Nurse Team

Healthy Young Minds

Time to Change

Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. We've already reached millions of people and begun to improve attitudes and behaviour.


12th Man

The 12th Man campaign encourages men to show emotions and not hide them. It asks men to help each other to tackle the stigma around mental health, and to offer unconditional support when it’s needed most: when they are struggling to cope and finding life difficult. It empowers men to talk about mental health more openly, more often, and without stigma or prejudice.


Everything you need to know about ‘mindfulness’

Herts Sunflower

Support for victims of domestic abuse.

08 088 088 088