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Victim Support

Services: Domestic abuse, slavery, human trafficking, bullying, cyberbullying, femail genital mutilation (FGM), emotional abuse, physical abuse, online abuse, crime, rape, sexual abuse, hate crime and childhood abuse.

Telephone: 0808 168 9111

Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk

NSPCC

Services: Child abuse, grooming, child trafficking, physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, child sexual abuse and online abuse.

Telephone: 0808 800 5000

Website: school-inspector

NAPAC

Services: Supporting recovery from child abuse.

Telephone: 0808 801 0331

Website: http://napac.org.uk/

RASASC

Services: the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre provides support for any adult or child affected by sexual violence.

Telephone: 0208 683 3311

Website: http://napac.org.uk/

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help.

Telephone: 0800 9177 650

Website: Find a meeting near you - click here

Resolve Hertfordshire

Adult, drug and alcohol structured day service delivering a range of therapies aimed at helping people cease the cycle of alcohol / substance misuse. Resolve supports people (and their families) with issues around alcohol and any substance misuse problem. Needle exchange available

Telephone: 01707 690739

Website: Find a meeting near you - click here

CGL Spectrum

CGL provides treatment and support to over 52,000 vulnerable people in England and Wales every day, supporting people who have faced hardships like abuse, homelessness and addiction.

Call your nearest office:
Stevenage: 01438 364495
Hatfield: 01707 256532
Hertford: 01992 500161
St Albans: 01727 847277
Letchworth: 01462 480944

Website: Find your local CGL centre - click here

The Living Room

The Living Room exists to promote and provide access to quality treatment for those with addictions to drugs, alcohol and addictive behaviours such as eating disorders and self-harming. We also support their affected families, children and friends.

Call your nearest office:
Stevenage: 01438 355649
St Albans: 01727 854479

Website: http://thought-provoking

A-DASH

The Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Service (ADASH) team provides confidential advice, support and specialist assessment and treatment to young people who have drug and alcohol problems.

Telephone: 01992 531917

Website: A-DASH website

Supporting Herts

Supporting Herts offers housing related support to drug and alcohol users in Hertfordshire. This innovative service is delivered in partnership by WDP, Druglink and St John of God Hospital Service. There are four elements to the Supporting Herts service: Floating support, short stay according to need, medium stay accommodation and resettlement beds.

Telephone: 01992 509894

Website: Information on Supporting Herts

Turning Point Complex Needs Service

The service provides outreach support to individuals recovering from mental health difficulties and other associated complex needs including substance misuse and those with a learning disability and their carers and families in Hertfordshire. Will visit people in their own homes or at community locations.

Telephone: 0207 481 7627

Website: Turning Point website

ADT Healthcare

We are an organisation that provides addiction treatment and healthcare advice for a wide range of different addictions and dependency problems. We offer a quality advice and referral service that matches our clients to the right kind of treatment to solve their particular addiction and help them get back to a more normal life again.

Telephone: 0800 088 66 86

Website: ADT Healthcare alcohol and drug addiction help

SupportLine

SupportLine offers confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. SupportLine works with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life.

Telephone: 01708 765200

Website: SupportLine website

Cruse Bereavement Care

Provides services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, delivered by trained Cruse Bereavement Care support volunteers

Telephone: 0808 808 1677

Website:Cruse Bereavement Care website

Care for the Family

Bereavement support - coping with the pain and heartache of a close bereavement is always difficult – not least when it’s accompanied by a sense of loneliness and a feeling that no one understands. Care for the Family aim to help those who are living with loss to discover hope for the future, and the strength to rebuild their lives and the lives of their families.

Telephone: 02920 810800

Website: Care for the Family Bereavement support website

Bullying UK

Advice and support for those being bullied, including cyber bullying, bullying at school and work. Advice for parents and carers

Telephone: 0808 800 2222

Website: Bullying UK website

Bullies Out

Advice and support for those being bullied, including cyber bullying, bullying at school and work. Advice for parents and carers.

Contact via email: mentorsonline@bulliesout.com

Website: Bullies Out website

Kidscape

Since 1985, Kidscape has worked tirelessly to promote the anti-bullying message and shine a spotlight on child protection issues. Kidscape's mission is to ensure children live in a safe and nurturing environment. By providing training, support and advice to children, parents, schools and those in professional contact with young people, Kidscape enables them to gain knowledge and develop the confidence and skills to challenge abuse and bullying in all its forms.

Telephone: 020 7823 5430 (Mon-Tues, 10am-5pm)

Website: Kidscape website

Childline

Childline is the UK’s free helpline for children and young people. It provides confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem. It comforts, advises and protects.

Telephone: 0800 1111 (24 hours)

Website: Childline website

The Mix

Essential support for under 25s.

Telephone: 0808 808 4994

Website: The Mix website

Youth Access

Youth Access is the national membership organisation for young people's information, advice and counselling services(YIACS). Our projects and activities ensure that links are fostered and sustained between the different sectors impacting on our members’ work with young people.

Telephone: 020 8772 9900

Website: Youth Access website

The Children's Legal Centre

The Children’s Legal Centre is part of the Coram group of charities which specialises in law and policy affecting children and young people.

Telephone: 0207 636 8505

Website: The Children's Legal Centre website

Pete's Dragons

The Campaign Against Living Miserably states that suicide is currently the leading cause of death for young men in England and Wales. The World Health Organisation has identified that in the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide and that suicide is now among the three leading causes of death among men and women aged 15-44.

In real terms, that is roughly 17 deaths by suicide in the UK everyday. Each of those deaths results in 20-60 people being significantly affected. Therefore there are, on average, 340-1,020 people each and every day who become bereaved by suicide. They will experience shock, trauma, distress often coupled with shame, guilt and stigma which can leave them isolated as they struggle to come to terms with their lived experience of losing a loved one in this way.

We provide support in our own unique ways.

Telephone: 01395 277 780

Website: Pete's Dragons website

Contact a Family

We support families of disabled children across the UK, whatever their condition or disability

Telephone: 0808 808 3555

Website: Contact a Family website

Scope

Scope is a charity that exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we’ll be here.

Telephone: 0808 800 3333

Website: Scope website

The Living Room

The Living Room exists to promote and provide access to quality treatment for those with addictions to drugs, alcohol and addictive behaviours such as eating disorders and self-harming. We also support their affected families, children and friends.

Call your nearest office:
Stevenage: 01438 355649
St Albans: 01727 854479

Website: http://thelivingroom.me.uk

Beat

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. Beat aims to change the way everyone thinks and talks about eating disorders and improve the way services and treatment are provided, and help anyone believe that their eating disorder can be overcome

Call:
Helpline: 0345 634 1414
Youthline: 0345 634 7650

Website: Beat website

Rehab Recovery

Finding the right treatment service that can help you live free of eating disorders is often a complicated and time-consuming process. If you need urgent help and are finding the wide variety of treatments on offer overwhelming, that's where we come in.

Call:
Helpline: 0800 088 66 86

Website: Rehab Recovery website

WDP Bedford

WDP Bedford provides support for people who come through the criminal justice system and are experiencing problems with drugs and/or alcohol.

Telephone: 01234 271 162

Website: WDP Bedford website

Step Change

Free advice on problem debt based on what's best for you.

Telephone: 0800 138 1111

Website: Step Change website

The Money Advice Service

Free and impartial money advice, set up by government

Telephone: 0800 138 7777

Website: The Money Advice Service website

GamCare

GamCare is the leading national provider of information, advice, support and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling. Our expert services are confidential and non-judgemental.

Telephone: 0808 8020 133

Website: GamCare website

Gamblers Anonymous

GA members offer the hand of friendship to anyone who is looking to try and stop gambling. Why not pop along to a meeting near you and get the help you have been looking for? There is no membership or registration required, just turn up at the meetings advertised time and date.

Telephone: 0800 138 7777

Website: Gamblers Anonymous website

Herts Young Homeless

A FREE, countywide, friendly and confidential advice service to 16 – 24 year olds who are homeless, experiencing housing difficulties or require general advice on their housing options. Through assessing the needs of the young person, either face to face, or over the telephone, the Advice & Information workers will give realistic advice and options to the young person and family members, as required. They will refer or signpost the young people on to the most appropriate support services. Where possible, they will use their mediation skills in order to prevent a homeless situation by supporting the young person and their family to reconcile differences. If homelessness cannot be prevented, the service will aim to support a young person to access appropriate accommodation.

Telephone: 08000 355 775

Website: Herts Young Homeless website

DENS

Launched in 2015, The Elms is a 41 bed facility providing emergency temporary accommodation for the people of Dacorum. For people who have come through other DENS services, DENS Rent Aid provides support for a move into more independent living. For homeless people who can afford to rent but don’t have the funds for a deposit, DENS has arrangements with local landlords to provide a guarantee for two years in place of a deposit.

Telephone: 01442 262274

Website: The DENS website

Welwyn Hatfield Community Housing Trust

Advice and support with rent arrears, mortgage arrears, landlord disputes, disputes with friends or family members, notice to leave and possession action by landlords and lenders and your rights and responsibilities.

Telephone: 01707 357 000

Website: Welwyn Hatfield Community Housing Trust website

Emmaus

Emmaus supports people to work their way out of homelessness, providing meaningful work as well a stable home for as long as someone needs it.

Telephone: 0300 303 7555

Website: Emmaus website

Mind in Mid Herts

Mind in Mid Herts is an innovative and experienced provider of mental health services in Mid Hertfordshire and have centres in St. Albans, Stevenage, Hertford and Welwyn Garden City. As both individuals and as an organisation Mind in Mid Herts is committed to providing high quality services for people aged 16 and over.

Telephone: 01707 326065

Website: Mind in Mid Herts website

Mental Health Support in Hertfordshire

Lister A&E and Watford A&E – 24/07 Mental Health professionals based on site for crisis presentations out of hours. Attend A & E and explain the reason for your crisis presentation - arrangements will be made for you to be seen by a mental health

Telephone: 0300 777 0707 (Mon to Frday 9am - 9pm)

Website: Hertfordshire Partnership NHS website

SANE

SANE is a leading UK mental health charity. We work to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. Please explore the icons below to find out how we help people.

Telephone: 01707 357 000

Website: SANE mental health helpline website

CALM

The Campaign Against Living Miserably, or CALM, exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. In 2014, male suicide accounts for 76% of all suicides and is the single biggest cause of death in men under 45 in the UK.

Telephone: 0800 58 58 58

Website: The Campaign Against Living Miserably website

Turning Point Complex Needs Service

The service provides outreach support to individuals recovering from mental health difficulties and other associated complex needs including substance misuse and those with a learning disability and their carers and families in Hertfordshire. Will visit people in their own homes or at community locations.

Telephone: 0207 481 7627

Website: Turning Point website

HeadMeds

HeadMeds gives young people information about medication. HeadMeds does not give you medical advice. Please talk to your Doctor or anyone else who is supporting you about your own situation because everyone is different.

Website: HeadMeds website

SupportLine

SupportLine offers confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. SupportLine works with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life.

Telephone: 01708 765200

Website: SupportLine website

Care for the Family

Aims to promote strong family life and to help those hurting because of family breakdown. Can also put single parents in touch with other single parents, arrange family breaks, penpal scheme, day and weekend events.

Telephone: 02920 810800

Website: Care for the Family website

Cry-Sis

Cry-sis offers support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies.

Telephone: 08451 228 669

Website: SCry-Sis website

Divorce Recovery Workshop

UK nationwide self help group run by volunteers who have attended the workshop. Offers a secure environment for discussion, understanding of feelings and also provides a new circle of friends when the workshop ends.

Telephone: 0333 335 0489

Website: Divorce Recovery Workshop website

Families Need Fathers

Explores ways to maintain a child's relationship with both parents following separation and divorce. Gives support to both men and women with contact and residence problems and to find ways to eliminate unnecessary and protracted legal conflict. Information on line, self help groups, membership £20.

Telephone: 0300 0300 363

Website: Families Need Fathers website

Samaritans

Whatever you're going through, call us free any time, from any phone. You don't have to be suicidal to call us.

Telephone: 116 123

Website: Samaritans website

Sexual Health Hertfordshire

Sexual Health Hertfordshire's services are free and confidential to everyone regardless of age or gender. We have clinics across Hertfordshire.

Telephone: 0300 008 5522

Website: Sexual Health Hertfordshire website

Stonewall

Use Stonewall’s area database to find local lesbian, gay, and bisexual community groups, other generic services, and gay friendly solicitors.

Telephone: 08000 50 20 20

Website: Stonewall website

RUComingOut

Support in enabling gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people to come out and be conenet and happy.

Telephone: 0800 090 2309

Website: RUComingOut website

Marie Curie

Marie Curie provides care and support through terminal illness. Marie Curie offers expert care, guidance and support to help people get the most from the time they have left.

Telephone: 0800 090 2309

Website: Marie Curie website

NI Direct

You and the person you care for could get financial, practical and emotional support. This could include entitlement to disability or employment allowances. Financial and practical support for you or the person you care for. Services include assessements from your local Trust, emotional support groups for carers, help with caring for somebody at home, short-term breaks - see the website link below.

Telephone: 0300 0300 363

Website: NI Direct website

Contact us

Whatever your problems, issues or concerns we are here to listen and help. The JOCA Welfare team can be contacted 24/7 via our email address joca@welwynrfc.co.uk or via the form below - we'll get straight back to you. We will respect your privacy at all times. One of the committee will offer a friendly ear and where necessary signpost you to other organisations for support and assistance.

 

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