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Mental Health

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust provides social and health care for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities.

Hertfordshire Well Being Team

The Wellbeing Service offers psychological help and practical support for people experiencing a wide range of very common mental health problems such as worry, low mood, insomnia and stress.

For more information read the attached leaflet:

Mental Health and Wellbeing

There are a range of services available to patients within the Hertfordshire area. To see what services you can access, check the Herts Valleys CCG for more information.

Viewpoint

Viewpoint is a mental health service user involvement project in Hertfordshire.

It is essential that the people who use or who have used mental health services are enabled to help make positive changes to them.

We hold local forums and meetings to take service user views and suggestions to mental health service providers. We also attend statutory meetings and work with organisations to encourage service user participation at all levels.

Visit their website on: www.hertsviewpoint.co.uk

There are also many voluntary agencies that may be of help.

http://www.hertspartsft.nhs.uk/our-services/

http://www.hertspartsft.nhs.uk/our-services/community-services/community-mental-health-services/

http://www.hertsmindnetwork.org/

http://www.turning-point.co.uk/Pages/home.aspx - drugs, alcohol misuse, mental health probs, learning disability

http://www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org/index.php?pageid=572

http://www.hertspartsft.nhs.uk/our-services/area-directory-and-contacts/potters-bar/

Alzheimers Society

What is dementia?

Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia is not an emotional or psychological disorder. It is caused by physical changes in the brain, which will lead to problems with memory, thinking and actions.

Dementia Symptoms are more than just forgetfulness. People may experience difficulty finding the right words, not understand what is being said to them, have difficulty recognising people they know well and experience confusion over time and place. Other symptoms may include difficulty accomplishing tasks and solving problems.  Confusion and forgetfulness can be caused by other conditions as well, so it is important to get an early diagnosis to ensure correct treatment.

Information and Advice

Alzheimer’s Society is the Uk’s leading care and research charity for people with and dementia and those who care for them. There are over 750,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to one million by 2025.

The Hertfordshire offices of the Alzheimer’s Society can help with information and support. We support people with all forms of dementia and their families and friends.

We are:

  • Promoting health and well being of carers and people with dementia
  • Increasing knowledge and skills
  • Offering support in daily life and through the transitions of dementia
  • Enabling families to access information and support from other services and organisations
  • Reducing stress/anxiety

Services for People with Dementia and their Carers

Dementia Support Workers:

Our Dementia Support Workers can visit you at home, meet you in our office or another convenient location to offer emotional and practical support. Confidential advice can be given on all aspects of dementia care including diagnosis, services available and benefits. Contact your local office for details.

Carer Support Groups:

Support groups are a valuable opportunity for Carers facing similar challenges to share their experiences and support each other. For Carers only. Contact your local office for information.

Singing for the Brain:

Sessions take place throughout the County. Alternate Saturdays at Wyllyotts Centre 11 am to 12.30 pm.
For details please contact Sharon Meakin 01707 265326

Dementia Cafés:

Open to people with dementia and carers to come and socialise, listen to presentations and join in with activities. There are seven Cafes running in Hertfordshire. 
For details please contact Jennifer Hewson or Kimberley Hurrell
01923 894222

Information:

Information and advice for people with dementia and for Carers.

Other Services within the County

  • Friendship Meetings:
  • Coffee Mornings:
  • Social Events:
  • Couples lunches:
  • Weekly Dementia Drop-in:
  • Art Psychotherapy (for people with dementia):

For more details contact your local office (not all Services are available throughout Hertfordshire)

Useful information:

If you are concerned about yourself or someone else close to you, a visit to the GP is important. Getting a diagnosis is key – it is the first step to receiving help.
Your doctor may then refer you to the ‘Early Memory Diagnosis & Support Service’ team (a Hertfordshire NHS & Alzheimer’s Society partnership), who can offer home-based assessment and specialist advice and support for people with dementia and their carers.

Local Office

Foundation House, 2-4 Forum Place, Fiddlebridge Lane, Hatfield AL100RN
01707 265326

Office serves:

Bell Bar, Brookmans Park, Codicote, Cuffley, Ellenbrook, Essendon, Goffs Oak, Hatfield, Little Heath Northaw, North Mymms, Old Welwyn, Potters Bar, Sleapshyde, South Mymms, Welham Green, and Welwyn Garden City.

National Enquiries:

National Alzheimer’s Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

National Alzheimer’s Helpline Number:
0845 300 0336

Free online mental health support for 10- to-25-year-olds

Children and young people in Hertfordshire can now get free online emotional and mental health support using a website called Kooth.com.

Anyone aged between 10 and 25 and registered with a Hertfordshire GP surgery, can sign up, choose an avatar (an online character) to represent them anonymously and have an online chat with a counsellor or therapist.

Kooth’s fully trained and qualified counsellors can help with lots of different problems, including family problems, eating disorders, loneliness, bullying, anxiety and depression, and are available until 10pm, 365 days a year.

Visit Kooth.com for more information.