If you are a child or young person in a mental health crisis
The NHS and our local hospitals are really busy at the moment, so if you’re experiencing a mental health crisis, the quickest way to get help at any time of the day or night is to call our freephone number: 0800 6444 101, or call NHS 111 and select option 2 for mental health services.
In the case of serious illness or injury, dial 999 for emergency services
If you are already using our service
If you are already receiving support from the Mental Health Services and need help please contact:
- Your care co-ordinator on the number provided to you or if you need help in the evening, weekend or bank holiday call 0800 6444 101.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for non-urgent enquiries
- For a range of self-help information please visit www.hpft.nhs.uk/services/community-services/wellbeing-service/self-help/
Live webchat service
If you’d prefer to speak online, visit the Hertfordshire Partnership University. This service is available Monday-Friday, 07:00-19:00.
Most referrals to our services are made by GPsIf you are experiencing mental health problems and need help please speak to your GP (family doctor). They will discuss the issues you are facing and refer you to our services, if appropriate. To register with a GP in your area go to www.nhs.uk.
Local activities and events for young people.
Childhood illness visual guide
Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.
Hoddesdon Health Visiting Team
The Health Visitors and Community Nursery Nursing Team are based at Hoddesdon Health Centre and work with families with children under 5 years old. They can help support you with health and social issues which may arise during family life.
Telephone: 01992 474682
Weekly clinics they run (listed below)
- Monday afternoon, Breast feeding clinic
- Tuesday morning, Well Baby Clinic
- Wednesday afternoon, Well baby Clinic
The Health Visitor always visits you after you have had a baby, and will invite you to bring your child to developmental assessments.
Some of the areas that the Health Visiting Team can offer support in are; new baby support, multiple birth support, postnatal depression, childhood obesity, child behavioural issues, eating problems, breast feeding.
Children's Social Care
Hertfordshire Coucil’s Children’s social care can assist with; reporting concerns about a child, adoption, fostering, young people in care and leaving care, special needs and children safeguarding.
Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.
Download from: NHS: Vaccination Schedule