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Mental Health

At Links Academy young people are taught:

  • how to recognise the early signs of mental wellbeing concerns, including common types of mental ill health
  • where and how to seek support
  • whom they should speak to in school if they’re worried about their own or someone else’s mental wellbeing

We have put together some useful links and sources of mental health support so that young people, parents and carers can get the advice and help they need.

Helpful information and support for Mental Health concerns

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Single Point of Access (SPA) 24/7 Mental Health Helpline

Herts residents of all ages can contact the 24/7 Single Point of Access (SPA) Mental Health Helpline team at any hour of the day or night, 365 days a year. The team can provide support for Herts residents who are experiencing a mental health crisis, need some mental health support or just want to talk

Stay Alive App

The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource for the UK. It has tools to help keep people safe in times of crisis, details of the emergency or support services to contact in Hertfordshire. You can use it if you are experiencing difficulties with your mental health or having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

The SandboxThe Sandbox

Hertfordshire-based online mental health support for children and young people, aged 10-25.

Just TalkJust Talk Herts

Encouraging Hertfordshire’s young people to show strength through talking about their mental health.

Young MindsYoung Minds

Information about emotional health and well-being support available to young people in Hertfordshire.

Mind in Mid HertsMind in Mid Herts

Mind in Mid Herts supports individuals who are suffering or who have suffered from mental and emotional distress.


Someone to talk to 24/7, 365 days a year call 116 123.


A confidential service for young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small.

Call 0800 1111.


For boys and men aged 15+

0800 585 858


Shout is the UK’s first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

The MixThe Mix

The Mix is always there for them – via our website, over the phone or via social media. Our support is free, confidential and anonymous and can be accessed wherever young people are.


We give hope and help to thousands of children and families each year and work in communities throughout England and Wales to help keep children safe. Our vision is for all children to grow up in supportive communities safe from bullying and harm.​ Our mission is to provide practical support, training, and advice to challenge bullying and protect young lives.

Hertfordshire Young People's HelplineHertfordshire Young People’s Helpline

For 10 – 17 year olds

01923 256391

Mon/Wed/Fri: 1-4.30pm;
Tues/Thurs: 5-7.30pm;
Sat: 10-1pm