Child Health

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:

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.

Alternative Contacts

Samaritans: Tel: 116 123, 24 hours a day, every day

Childline: Tel: 0800 1111 via 1-2-1 chat between 07:30 and 15:30 every day.

HOPELINEUK (papyrus):Tel: 0800 0684141 Text: 07786209697 Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org, 110:00-22:00 weekdays, 14:00-22:00 weekends and bank holidays.

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.

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.

Website: NHS: Visual Guide for Childhood illnesses

MOGO Listings

Local activities and events for young people.

Website: www.mogolistings.org

Vaccination planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Download from: NHS: Vaccination Schedule