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Support Links for Families

We know it can be overwhelming sometimes for families to try and find the right advice and support around SEND, so we have included some links of local and national charities and organisations that you might find helpful. They all offer specialised support and advice around specific areas of SEND or emotional well-being, as well as delivering a variety of tailored courses and workshops.

Further national and local links can be found under the 'additional links' page.


ADD-vance      The ADHD and Autism Trust


"Building the mental wellbeing of the next generation"



We're here to support children, young people, their parents, families and carers


Families Feeling Safe is an award-winning Social Enterprise, delivering high quality Protective Behaviours training, courses and workshops.


Families First is the term used in Hertfordshire for services that work together to support families who need extra help. These are also known as early help services.


Familes in Focus is a Hertfordshire-based community interest company which provides training information and therapeutic and emotional support to parents.


Family Lives provides targeted early intervention and crisis support to families.


Children's wellbeing Team- Workshops for parents/carers

Workshops are open to all young people & parents/carers of children and young people who attend a school or are registered to a GP in Hertfordshire. A referral is not needed to access a workshop.

All workshops are currently being delivered online via Microsoft Teams. For more information about what each workshop covers and to book a place onto a workshop, visit the Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner Eventbrite page (click above)


Just Talk is a multi-agency programme, steered by young people.

It is a collaborative campaign designed to promote the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people (CYP) in Hertfordshire.



The Hertfordshire Local Offer lets parents and young people know what special educational needs and disabilities services are available in Hertfordshire, and who can access them.



Herts Haven Cafe's

Herts Haven Cafés are a free welcoming drop-in space for children and young people across Hertfordshire to access support for their emotional wellbeing.  Sessions in Stevenage on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays - see website for more information. 



NESSie website      We support the positive mental health of children and young people.


Online mental health support for Children and Young People in Hertfordshire.



SPACE for Neurodiversity


 Promoting Strong Family Relationships


Promoting and nurturing emotional, physical and mental wellbeing by providing a range of support to equip children, teenagers and parents with self-care tools and skills to thrive.

See flyer below for contact details and more information.