Online resources for parents and carers

Resources created by Dacorum DSPL are now available to download.

Our Autism leaflet was written by the Dacorum DSPL team, in consultation with parent volunteers, SENCos, head teachers and colleagues from Hertfordshire County Council. It gives advice and information on support available to families of a child diagnosed with autism, or who they think may have autism.  Hard copies of the leaflet have been distributed across Dacorum, and now the leaflet can be viewed online with clickable links to support groups. You can find it here. 

The DSPL Newsletter is sent to parents and carers every term (both directly and via schools) with details of the latest courses and resources.

Our Mental Health information sheets give links to websites with free resources about Mental Health. There are also links to Mindfulness Apps. All the information sheets can be viewed here.

Other links and resources

Link to Families First Portal https://directory.hertfordshire.gov.uk/kb5/hertfordshire/directory/familiesfirst.page?familiesfirstchannel=0

School nursing health for Kids and TeensParents/carer can make a referral for their child
https://www.hct.nhs.uk/our-services/school-nursing/

Health for Kids: https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/hertfordshire/

Health for Teens – free online advice  https://www.healthforteens.co.uk/

 “As One” Wellbeing Service – Age 16+ short term therapy for worry, low mood, insomnia stress.  By referral from a professional including your G.P or refer yourself directly. https://www.hpft.nhs.uk/services/community-services/wellbeing-service/

Tel Single point of access 0300 7770707

 School Family Workers – provide a free, confidential, impartial support and signposting service for local families.

Link Family ServicesTelephone 07538 232084

Dacorum Family ServicesTelephone 01442 401222 Ext. 5

Gade School Family Support – Telephone 01442 278793

Kings Langley Family Services – Telephone 01923 271744

Pupil Support Worker – supports children and young people in schools. To make a referral:
Link/Dacorum Tel 01442 401222 Ext 5  Gade Telephone 01442 278793
Kings Langley Telephone 01923 264504

To find the School Family Worker or Pupil Support Worker for your school, download the latest Partnership of Dacorum Schools Leaflet CLICK HERE

Family Centres (was Childrens Centres) Telephone 0300 123 7572 https://www.hertsfamilycentres.org/family-centres.aspx

Just Talk Campaignwww.justtalkherts.org

Healthy Young Minds in Herts – website containing tips for parents and young people including a “Wellbeing signposting guide for young people”  and tips for parents. https://www.healthyyoungmindsinherts.org.uk/

5 ways to wellbeing  https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work/taking-care-of-yourself/five-ways-to-wellbeing/

The Hyperactive Childrens Support Group (HACSG) https://www.hacsg.org.uk/

Parentline Plus – Emotional support, information and advice for parents
Helpline 0808 800 2222 Email askus@familylives.org.uk

Young Minds – Information for professionals, parents and young people experiencing a mental health crisis. Parent Helpline 0808 802 5544 Email parents@youngminds.org.uk
 https://youngminds.org.uk

Mind – National mental health charity offering an excellent range of materials on all aspects of depression . Telephone  0300 123 3393  https://www.mind.org.uk

Anxiety UK – Children and young people with Anxiety guide for parents https://www.moodcafe.co.uk/media/19579/cyp_parents_1_2_web.pdf

Dragonfly – Anxiety booklet for parents, carers and young people. https://dragonflyimpact.co.uk/anxiety-booklet-pdf/