Need Some Advice?
If you want someone you can talk things through with, who will listen to you in confidence and support you with practical help, Youth Connexions Personal Advisers are here for you in Hertfordshire.
There are a number of Youth
Connexions One Stop Shops and Centres across Hertfordshire or
if you are still in school or college you can visit one of the
drop-in sessions in school/college or make an appointment to speak
to an adviser.
Useful contact details
'Numbers U Need' is a great little booklet with masses of useful addresses and contact details, for everything from general support and health to counselling, contraception and help for young parents. See download at the bottom of the page.
If you need some specialist support for emotional issues, a Youth Connexions Personal Adviser can refer you to counselling. There are different types of counselling available: Brief Therapy or longer-term therapy. You can discuss with a Personal Adviser which might be best for you. Take a look at the 'Brief Therapy' link below and leaflet at the bottom of the page, and make an appointment with a Youth Connexions Personal Adviser to discuss further.
Just email us!
Youth Connexions Personal Advisers are ready to answer your questions by email. Click on the purple 'Need Advice?' box to the top right of this page. Someone will get back to you within 2 days - often even faster. Or if you want to talk it through in person you can visit a Youth Connexions One Stop Shop or Centre below.
A Youth Connexions One Stop Shop is where you can call in and get help on everything - from family problems, career advice to handy telephone numbers. Find out more about what they offer and see where they are located in Hertfordshire here.
Counselling for young people in Hertfordshire
A counsellor listens to your concerns and helps you identify a way forward.
- Click here for CHCC - Cross Herts Community Counselling for young people.
- Click here for other local counselling services.
- Brief Therapy helps you to find your own solutions to problems in life, find out more and watch videos about it here.
- Click here for Signpost - a counselling service for young people in Watford and Borehamwood.
- Click here for more information about mental health and play the happiness game.
- ...or you could speak to ChildLine. Calls are free and confidential. Call 0800 1111 or visit the ChildLine website.
National Careers Service, offering careers advice and practical
help, aged 13 and over, 8am and 10pm, seven days a week:
- Phone for FREE on 080 800 13 2 19 between 8am and 10pm, seven days a week. Advisers are trained to give confidential and practical help.
- Adviser on-line - This is a one-to-one, on-line confidential chat with a trained Adviser.
- E-mail - If you email the National Careers Service they will reply to you within 24 hours.
- Text - You can text for simple information like telephone numbers. If you want more in-depth information and advice, call the National Careers Service on 080 800 13 2 19 from a landline and tell the adviser your mobile number - they will call you back.
- Textphone - If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech difficulties you can contact the National Careers Service by email, text message or Adviser online. You can also call the National Careers Service textphone number: 08000 968 336.
- Worried, angry or stressed? Click here to visit Young Minds
- Are you in Care? Click here.
- Tips on how to cope with bullying here.
- Are you a Young Carer?
- Are you a young person experiencing domestic violence, abuse directly, or the effects of it? Click here.
- Have you lost a loved one? Get help with this bereavement website here.
- Child Bereavement Charity.
- Get help for depression, this site is dedicated for teenagers.
- CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) - help and support for young men.
- In care? www.hertschildren.org.uk/