Further Help

Here you can find information and further resources related to wellbeing and other services in Hertfordshire that provide support to people who are living with wellbeing challenges.

Crisis Support

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

For urgent help or if you need to speak to someone call Single Point of Access: 0300 777 0707 between 8am and 7pm or 01438 843322 between 5pm and 8am. 

For immediate support Tel: 111

Email: hpft.spa@nhs.net

NightLight Crisis Support

Provides a safe and welcoming space if you are feeling distressed and experiencing a crisis. They have crisis centres at Watford, Hemel Hempstead and Ware which are open Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday nights from 7pm-2am, every week of the year. 

Tel: 01923 256391


A charity dedicated to reducing feelings of loneliness and emotional distress. Whatever you are going through, if you need to talk, they can be contacted by phone at any time.

Tel: FREE 0116 123

Combatting loneliness and isolation


  • Using chatbot apps — immediate support, advice and friendly messages
  • Listening to podcasts — includes interviews from people having similar difficulties
  • Download loneliness help apps — to improve mood, chat to others in safe spaces and make friends
  • Volunteering, get coaching for a hobby, join a group activity — connect with people who like the same things or face similar difficulties
  • Find ways to connect with friends, family and neighbours — play games, use video conferencing on the PC, Mobile and Tablet, join friendship group chats such as via Facebook and WhatsApp

You can also find additional tips on our keeping well during social isolation resources page

Shout 85258

Free, 24/7 mental health text support in the UK.
Shout 85258 is the UK's first free, confidential, 24/7 text support service. It's a place to go if you're strug-gling to cope and need mental health support. Text SHOUT to 85258.

TEXT: SHOUT to 85258

Additional support


Accessable have surveyed 10,000s of venues across the UK and Ireland, including shops, pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, railway stations, hotels, colleges, universities, hospitals and more, to help you find wheelchair friendly venues or check out disabled access and facilities.

Carers in Herts

Provides free advice, information and support to unpaid carers - for people looking after someone who is elderly, disabled, has a physical or mental health challenge, or who misuses drugs or alcohol.

Tel: 01992 586 969

Communities 1st

Communities 1st develops, connects and supports local voluntary and community organisations, helping to improve the quality of people’s lives across the districts of St. Albans and Hertsmere.


Delivers information, advice, guidance and community based services focusing on helping you build on your strengths, maintain your independence, achieve you aspirations, develop supportive connections and prevent loneliness. 

Hertfordshire Directory

A comprehensive guide to all the wellbeing support services available across Hertfordshire.


Providing a gateway for Hertfordshire residents, families and professionals to access a range of local organisations and services. They find what support and information is best for you.

Tel: 0300 1234044 

Hertfordshire Mind Network

Delivers mental health support to Hertfordshire residents over the age of 18, including counselling, wellbeing courses, crisis support and education groups.  

Tel: 020 3727 3600

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Provides health and social care services for adults of working age, older adults, children and adolescents and specialist learning disabilities services.

Hertfordshire Wellbeing Service offers free, confidential talking therapy and practical support for people experiencing common emotional difficulties.  You can ask to be referred by a GP or self-refer online.

Mind in Mid Herts

Mind in Mid Herts supports people who are experiencing mental or emotional distress and has wellbeing centres in St Albans, Stevenage, Hertford and Welwyn Garden City, in addition to offering a range of mental health services in these areas.  For more information, contact admin@mindinmidherts.org.uk.

Spot the Signs

Spot the Signs & Save a Life is a suicide prevention campaign, helping to remove the stigma of talking openly about suicide.  The campaign provides a number of useful suicide prevention resources – please email hpft.spotthesigns@nhs.net.


We're a charity that supports people who have a background in mental health as well as addiction challenges. By encouraging and inviting them to have their say, their feedback can go towards greatly improving mental health and addiction services. 

Whether it's through courses, events or sharing their own experiences, whatever their story, we welcome them to become Viewpoint members so we can help support their mental health and addiction.

Community and creativity in Hertfordshire

Creative Hertfordshire

The online network for the arts & creative community in Hertfordshire. Get creative, attend
something or volunteer to help improve your wellbeing and mood. View what’s on in
Hertfordshire, including wellbeing related activities, webinars, training, shows and events.