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Antibiotic Guardian

Without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous. Setting broken bones, basic operations, even chemotherapy all rely on access to antibiotics that work.

Babble

Welcome to Babble — an online community for young carers.

Babble has been created by Carers Trust as an online space where those aged under 18 who are caring for a family member or friend can chat, share their experiences and access information and advice.

B-eat

Beat is the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape.

Beat’s vision is that

British Youth Council

The British Youth Council is the National Youth Council of the UK. A youth-led charity, we empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives.

Brook Advisory Service

Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for over 275,000 young people UK-wide, each year.

We also provide sex and relationships education (SRE) in a range of settings and training courses for professionals working with young people.

In everything we do, we try to help young people to make positive and healthy lifestyle choices and to improve their personal health and emotional wellbeing.

Bullying UK

We respond when life becomes more complicated and provide support around family breakdown, aggression in the home, bullying at school, teenage risky behaviour and mental health concerns of both parents and their children.

Carers in Herts

Our services are available, free, to all carers who live in Hertfordshire or care for someone who lives in Hertfordshire.

Change 4 Life

These days, ’modern life’ can mean that we’re a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don’t move about as much, or eat as well as we used to.

Channel Mogo

ChannelMOGO is the website for young people in Herts. It contains links to many useful local and national websites.

Child Line

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything -no problem is too big or too small.

Citizens Advice

We aim to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people's lives.

We provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.

Clear Minds

ClearMinds is dedicated to improving the mental well-being of children and teenagers in the UK and Europe.

Drink Aware

Drinkaware works to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. An independent charity, we are supported by voluntary donations from the drinks industry and from major UK supermarkets.

Feedback to your GP surgery

Which? have created this useful resource to help guide you through the procedure of complaining to your GP surgery.

FRANK - Information About Drugs

Find out everything you want to know about drugs, like what effects they have and what the law says. For friendly, confidential advice, talk to FRANK.

Gendered Intelligence

Our vision is of a world where people are no longer constrained by narrow perceptions and expectations of gender, and where diverse gender expressions are visible and valued.

We work predominantly with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; we particularly specialise in supporting young trans people aged 8-25.

Government Services and Information

The best place to find government services and information

Health For Teens Hertfordshire

Health for Teens introduces a new and different way for young people aged 11-19 to learn about their health.

Health For Kids

Health for Kids is a fun and exciting website to help children to think about how they can stay healthy and look after their health.

Herts Aid

◾HIV support services to people living with HIV, their families and carers
◾Clinical services including Rapid HIV testing, Chlamydia screening and condom distribution
◾Educational services- training programmes covering HIV and sexual health

Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline

Help site for people experiencing domestic abuse. Help line - 08088088088.

Hertfordshire Health Walks

Hertfordshire Health Walks is a countywide initiative of free, led walks. It aims to help promote walking and encourage more people (all ages, backgrounds and abilities) to get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits.

Herts For Learning

Herts for Learning Ltd is a not for profit company owned by Hertfordshire schools and the Local Authority. Providing school improvement and business services, it is dedicated to improving standards of education in Hertfordshire and beyond.

Hertsopedia

Hertsopedia is an innovative way for local community organisations to collaborate with each other, each bringing knowledge and experience together to build a realistic picture of people's health and wellbeing needs in Hertfordshire.

Hertfordshire Mind

Herts Mind Network is a mental health organisation providing a diverse range of recovery orientated services from its 7 Wellbeing Centres and accompanying Outreach Centres located across Hertfordshire.

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT)

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing excellent health and social care for people with mental ill health, physical ill health and those with a learning disability.

Herts Public Transport

Providing the latest bus travel information in Hertfordshire. You will be able to find timetables and maps, how to plan your journey and a lot more.

Herts Pride

The Hertfordshire Pride Society is a group of friendly, passionate, creative volunteers from the local lesbian, gay men, bisexual and trans* (LGBT*Q) community and their straight allies.
The name of the society will be known as Hertfordshire Pride Society and the annual Pride event will be called “Herts Pride”.

Herts Young Homeless

hyh services are open to all 16 – 24 year olds who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. We also have a Health Service which has no upper age limit

How To Thrive

How to Thrive seeks to understand and respond to needs and provide integrated, evidence-based interventions that will make a real difference.

Info 4 Care Kids

If you are a looked-after child or young person, this website is designed to help you with information, advice and useful links to further resources.

Innovation Labs

The Innovation Labs Project and Grants Programme was been four years in the making and represents the united efforts of three major UK funders, eight mental health organisations and many more young people, mental health workers and digital designers.

Mind

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Kooth

Children and young people in Hertfordshire can now get free online emotional and mental health support using a website called Kooth.com.
If you are aged between 10 and 25 and registered with a Hertfordshire GP surgery, you can sign up, choose an avatar (an online character) to represent you anonymously and have an online chat with a counsellor or therapist.

MindEd

This portal contains a wealth of information for anybody working with children and young people.

Mogoz Out

An activities and events site for all young people in Hertfordshire.

National Autistic Society

We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. Our work relies on your support, so please get involved or donate today.

National Apprenticeship Service

Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and develop professional skills, while earning a salary, inside some of Britain’s best companies.

National Rail Enquiries

National train information.

NHS Complaints Process Flowchart

An easy to read guide on making a complaint to the NHS provided by Citizens Advise and supported by Healthwatch England.

North Herts College

NHC offers further education to student aged 16 years and over. It prides itself on the support and guidance it offers to students.

Oaklands College

Oaklands College is a further education college in Hertfordshire, with two campus's in St. Albans and Welwyn Garden City.

OLLIE Foundation

The OLLIE Foundation (One Life Lost is Enough) is a registered charity funding suicide intervention skills training for adults working with young people. This training enables professionals to identify warning signs and provide a pathway to help combat suicidal thoughts.

Our Life

Our Life is a social enterprise providing consultancy services for the NHS, social landlords, and local government.

We support organisations to engage local communities on complex and challenging wellbeing and health issues and empower your citizens to work with you to take action and co-produce solutions.

Parent Info

From advice on how much sleep a teenager needs to information about relationships, sex and internet safety, Parent Info provides a range of content that can easily be hosted on a school’s website.

POhWER

We provide information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion.

Rise Above

Rise Above is about us all sharing our experiences, questions and challenges.

SEN and Disability (SEND) 0-25 : Local Offer

Hertfordshire’s Local Offer is the door to finding information and support available for children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Signpost Counselling

Signpost provides counselling in a way that meets the needs of young people as defined by themselves.

Spot the signs

Spot the Signs and Save a Life Campaign aims to help the population of Hertfordshire:
•To be alert to the signs of suicide.
•To know how to seek help and save the lives of people experiencing emotional and mental distress.
•To help the community to speak openly about suicide prevention.
•To challenge the stigma associated with suicide and to promote early intervention within the whole community.
•To work together to reduce suicide rates.

St Albans Youth Council

St Albans Youth Council are a group of young people between the age of 11-19 from across the district of St Albans.

Stand By Me

Stand-by-me has been created to fill a gap in bereavement support for children, young people and families in North Hertfordshire.

Stonewall Housing

Stonewall Housing is the specialist lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) housing advice and support provider in England.

Stonewall UK

Stonewall working for equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals.

THINKUKNOW

Thinkuknow provides accurate and informative, age appropriate advice and guidance about relationships, sex and internet safety to help prevent children and young people from becoming victims of abuse or exploitation.

University of Hertfordshire

The information website for the University of Hertfordshire.

Urban Access Youth Counselling

A free and confidential counselling service for all children, adolescents and young people in the Dacorum area

West Herts College

West Herts College offers a range of career focused full-time courses, apprenticeships, Degrees and HNDs. Plus support with English and maths.

Youth Connexions Hertfordshire

An information website for all young people in Hertfordshire.

Youth Talk St Albans

Youth Talk is a confidential, self-referral counselling service for young people aged between 13 and 25

Young Carers in Herts

Do you help to look after a member of your family, who is ill or disabled, or who uses drugs or alcohol?

Do you take on responsibility for things that would normally be done by an adult?

If you answered yes to these questions then you are a young carer.

A website of information to support young carers.

Young Minds

The UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Driven by their experiences we campaign, research and influence policy and practice.