Having good mental health can help you feel better, sleep better and support you in doing the things you want to do. It can also help you have more positive relationships with those around you.
There is a Health and Wellbeing newsletter that is circulated to residents of Hertsmere each month. Read the August newsletter edition and sign up to receive the newsletter each month.
Five Ways to Wellbeing
The Five Ways to Wellbeing can make you feel happier, more positive and able to
get the most from life.
Hertfordshire Adult Mental Health Strategy
The Health and Wellbeing board has released the Hertfordshire Adult Mental Health Strategy. The objectives for the next five years are:
- Listening and responding to service users and carers
- Early and fair access to diagnosis, treatment and support
- Valuing Mental and physical health equally
- Preventing and responding to Crisis
- From Recovery to Independence
A summary of the strategy can be found on the Hertfordshire County Council website along with an easy read version too.
Number 10 Health and Wellbeing Centre
‘Number 10’ is run by Herts Mind Network. It aims to empower people with mental health or substance misuse issues, giving them the opportunity to develop their skills, build self-confidence and move forward into training, further their education or get into paid employment.
Herts Mind Network have a Community Support Service for people who are experiencing mental ill-health and drug/ alcohol difficulties which provides:
- onward referral
- holistic support
The service can also provide support to people who have a history of offending and those who have been a victim of crime.
To access the service you need to be an adult living in the borough of Hertsmere.
Call 02037 273600 or 07950 215391 to find out more about the Hertsmere Community Support Service, or to talk about the support you need. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Based at Borehamwood Wellbeing Centre, Number 10, 10 Leeming Road, Borehamwood, WD6 4DU
Hertfordshire Wellbeing College
New Leaf Wellbeing College offers a range of free short educational courses which give you the skills and knowledge to help you better manage your wellbeing. Attending the college also gives you the opportunity to reflect upon your own situation and consider how you can build on your strengths to achieve better wellbeing.
The college is available free of charge to all Hertfordshire residents aged 18 and over.
Kooth online support for 11 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. Kooth’s counsellors and therapists are available until 10pm every day of the year to help 11 to 25-year-olds with lots of different problems, including:
- family problems
- eating disorders
- anxiety and
Key priorities, help or support can be found at Kooth.com.
There's only One You
Making better choices today can have a big impact on your health. One You has free tips, tools and support to help you:
- get healthier
- feel better
- move more
- eat more healthily
- learn how to check yourself
One You can help you make small, practical changes that fit in with your life.
Take the free One You health quiz
to see how you score and start the fight back to a healthier you. For more information visit One You