Personal Support Services

Health and wellbeing services that offer personalised support

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Here you will find free health and wellbeing services that provide personal support.You can access these support services by completing and online referral form or emailing or calling the contact details below. If you feel you need more support with finding help contact the Healthy Hub Team make a support enquiry.

Click our Need Help Now? link if you are in a crisis and it will take you through to Need Help Now?  crisis helpline numbers.

Self-referral and Referrals

These services are usually accessible by completing a referral form that you or your GP have to compete in order to access the service. You can also talk to someone to find what you need via telephone, text or app. Take a look through the services below to find what you need. If you don't find what you are looking for then contact our team and we will see if we can help direct to you someone that can.


Services for Young People Access Point Projects

At Access Point Project young people can access a wide range of services.They help young people progress into education, training or to find a job or apprenticeship. They can also offer confidential one-to-one support with issues such as mental health, relationships, personal safety, benefits and finances, housing and homelessness, drug and alcohol use.

Young people can also access sexual health services, including free condoms and free chlamydia testing.

Find your local access point


Add-Vance in Hertfordshire 

Add-Vance provide courses and workshops for practitioners, professionals, parents and carers in education, health and social care.They offer coaching sessions either in the home, by phone or Skype. They all provide monthly support group meetings in Hertfordshire (currently online) plus a telephone helpdesk, 01727 833963.

 Add-Vance provide support for families with children with ADHD and Autism and have a support phone line 07716 744 662 from 9am - 1pm each day or contact them by email herts@add-vance.org

Find out more about Add-vance here


Alzheimer's Society is here for you

If you need dementia support please call the Alzheimer's Society on 0333 150 3456 to speak with their expert advisers.

Dementia Connect support line


Bereavement services

Cruse Bereavement Care Hertfordshire 

Cruse exists to promote the wellbeing of bereaved people and to enable anyone suffering bereavement caused by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss.Cruse Bereavement Care Hertfordshire offers support when you need it most.

The death of someone we love is likely to be the most distressing experience we will ever face. When someone dies, a relationship is lost, a process of change begins and we move towards a new and largely unknown situation.

Grieving is hard work and we may frequently feel exhausted, or have health problems of various kinds. But grief is not an illness. It is a natural human experience from which we can emerge to face a new and very different reality.

call the helplines; Adults 01707 278389 or Children and Young people 01707 264293

visit the Cruse website 


Griefchat

GriefChat is a safe online space where people can share their story, explore their feelings and be supported by a qualified bereavement counsellor. The service is free of charge and is open Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm (UK time) for people who are grieving or bereaved.

 visit the grief chat website


HPFT Wellbeing Service

The Wellbeing Service offers free and confidential talking therapy and practical support for Hertfordshire residents experiencing a wide range of mental health problems such as: anxiety, low mood, insomnia and stress.They also provide support for carers.

Their mental health and learning disability services remain open throughout any level of local/national restrictions, to help us help you to get the support you need.

Get in touch if you need to some advice for yourself or someone you care for:

  • Our 24/7 Single Point of Access freephone number is: 0800 6444 101
  • Or you can live webchat with a member of the helpline team by clicking the red button on our website Monday-Friday 7am-7pm
  • Or you can call NHS 111 and select option 2 for mental health services
  • In a mental health crisis situation people should call our Single Point of Access free-phone number above, or alternatively they can call NHS 111, selecting option 2.
  • Dial 999 for the emergency services, if a person is seriously ill or injured.
  • You can also find lots of self-help advice and the option to self refer on our Hertfordshire IAPT (Wellbeing) website here.

How to get in touch

If you feel that you would benefit from the service, are over 16 years and are registered with a GP in Hertfordshire. If you are a professional and would like to refer someone to this service please click on the link below.

Make a referral to HPFT


Lifeline Community Alarm Service Welwyn Hatfield

The WHBC Lifeline Service is your local Emergency Alarm Service.The service is available to anyone living with the Borough of Welwyn and Hatfield.

How it works

The Lifeline pendant can be used to raise an alarm call from the home or garden, within a range of approximately 30 metres of the alarm unit.When an alarm is activated, either by pressing the pendant or the red button on the unit itself, the alert is received by the Control Centre and an operator will respond to the call.

Response to calls received

The operator will instantly be aware of the caller's details and medical data - this information is supplied by the lifeline users on installation of their unit.

Following assessment of the situation the operator will action the appropriate response and assistance. This will include liaising with the emergency services, family members or contacts, as required or requested by the lifeline caller.The mobile warden will also be asked to respond to the call. The mobile warden will provide access to the property, reassurance to the client and ensure the control operator is updated on the overall situation.

All calls are recorded as standard practice, this helps us to ensure we continue to provide a high quality service.

Cost

Charges are extremely competitive for the service offered and which can be clarified with our team. The cost covers rental of the unit and pendant.There is no charge for installing the Lifeline unit which is easy to connect and simple to operate and no hidden costs.

How to apply for a Lifeline

To start your online application, please click onto the link below.

click here to request-lifeline


Mental health support for the older generation

The Silver Line

The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that's open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year. As we get older it's not as easy to stay in touch with people. But you still want to tell someone about your day, share a thought or a joke, or talk about a problem. Being able to have a conversation with someone about the big or small things in life is a very important part of anyone's day. 

The Silver Line Helpline is a free, confidential telephone service just for older people.
We provide friendship, conversation and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call anytime on 0800 470 80 90 

Visit the Silver Line website here


Mind in Mid Herts

Mind in Mid Herts offers a range of services aimed at supporting your mental wellbeing including:

  • Social Support Groups
  • Workshops for Recovery and Wellbeing
  • Walking Group
  • Outreach Support
  • Post DBT Group
  • Personality Disorder Support Group for carers, families & friends

To access their services you will need to complete a referral form/ support form and once completed and processed you will be invited to have a meeting. This consultation is a 1-1 conversation with a member of their team to look at how they can support you in the best way for you acknowledging that everyone's recovery is different.

Access the Mind referral support form


RED KITE Helpline

Red Kite provides a helpline with comprehensive support services to survivors of recent or historic rape or sexual abuse to help them to recover and thrive once more in their communities.

Call our helpline on 01279-790450

Current Helpline Hours:

Everyday 8pm - 10pm

Plus Tuesday and Thursday 3pm - 4pm

Find out more about how you can self refer onto Red Kites Service here


Services for Young People Hertfordshire

Services for Young People (SfYP) provides targeted prevention and early intervention youth work, information, advice, guidance and work-related learning for young people who live or attend school in Hertfordshire and are aged 11 (Year 7) to 17 years old. They also work with care leavers, young adults with learning disabilities (LD) and some other vulnerable groups up to their 25th birthday.

If the presenting need(s) of the young person is unlikely to be met through prevention and early intervention, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4043 for advice.

You can make a referral to Services for Young People if you are a young person (self-referral), a parent/carer, or a professional who works with young people.

Make a referral here


SPECTRUM  is offering an alcohol and drug telecom support service

If you're drinking more than usual and concerned about the effect this is having on your life, SPECTRUM can help. If you don't know how to control your drinking or need help for someone else, they can offer free, confidential support via telephone or video call. They can do this in the evenings and on weekends. 

How SPECTRUM can help

They can help you to address your drinking and make positive changes during 6 sessions with an experienced alcohol worker.

All of these sessions will be held via telephone or video call, so you can discuss your drinking in an environment that's comfortable and easy for you. They can hold these sessions in the evening and at weekends. Find out more here

Referring into this service is simple:

Complete a referral form for SPECTRUM

They will call you for a conversation within 5 working days

Or call: 0800 652 3169 from 09:00 - 17:00 on Monday and Saturday, and from 09:00 -19:00 Tuesday to Friday 

If it's an emergency or you don't think you can stay safe, please call 999 or go to A&E. If you feel like you need someone to talk to right now, we recommend calling the Samaritans on 116 123.

Or contact Spectrum via email: Herts@cgl.org.uk 


 

 

Stop Smoking Services in Hertfordshire

Smoking remains the single largest cause of preventable deaths and one of the largest causes of health inequality in England. There are 7.3 million adult smokers and over 200 people a day die from a preventable smoking related illness.

Smoking accounts for approximately half the difference in life expectancy between the richest and poorest in society.

·       A service user is 4 times more likely to quit smoking with the support.

·       13.5% of adults in Hertfordshire smoke.

·       28.9% of routine and manual workers in Hertfordshire smoke.

·       3% of 15-year olds regularly smoked in Hertfordshire in 2015.

The Hertfordshire Stop Smoking Service

Hertfordshire Health Improvement Service provides stop smoking support to anyone who lives or works in Hertfordshire. There are over 300 trained advisors based in GPs, pharmacies and clinics across the county. The support is free and runs over 12 weeks.  Stop Smoking advisors won't judge, and they'll make sure the approach is tailored to client's individual needs.

The service will work with smokers using an e-cigarette to support them to stop using tobacco. E-cigarettes are 95% safer than smoking tobacco and are a useful tool to support people that want to stop smoking.

E-cigarettes should only be used by smokers or ex-smokers. They should only be sold to people over 18.

The Free Stop Smoking Service offers;

Weekly support for up to 12 weeks, either face-to-face or over the phone

·      support to create a plan with clients to help them quit

·      advise on nicotine replacement therapy, e-cigarettes and other products available

·      motivate clients through the challenging times and help you combat cravings

·      show client progress with regular carbon monoxide breath tests.

There are a variety of local stop smoking services, delivered via GPs, pharmacies and clinics at set times and locations.   

Find your nearest stop smoking clinic


Sue Ryder bereavement counselling service

Sue Ryder has an online counselling service for before and after bereavement. If you've lost a loved one, their online bereavement service offers free and professional video counselling to anyone living in the UK and 18+. 

visit the Sue Ryder website 


 

NHS Health Checks

NHS Health Checks

NHS Health Checks are being offered to all eligible adults aged between 40 and 74 and living in Hertfordshire. These NHS Health Checks can be access once every five years.

The programme aims to improve health and wellbeing by promoting early awareness, assessment and management of the major risk factors and conditions driving premature death, disability and health inequalities.

The NHS Health Check is a face-to-face consultation to assess an individual's risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

The healthcare professional will discuss results with you and offer advice and/or interventions where appropriate.

Eligibility Health Checks are available for Hertfordshire residents who are aged between 40 to 74, have not had an NHS Health Check in the last five years, and do not have any of the pre-existing conditions listed here

To refer yourself or someone for a NHS Health Check contact the Hertfordshire Health Improvement Service (HHIS)

by calling 0800 389 3 998 or 01442 453 071 or email HealthImprovementService@hertfordshire.gov.uk

More information can be found by visiting the NHS Health Check page


If you can't find what you are looking for here then please email healthy.hub@welhat.gov.uk or complete our enquiries form here By clicking here We aim to respond within 5 working days.