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 Teens – Parents/carer can make a referral for their child
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 Services – Telephone 07538 232084
Dacorum Family Services –Telephone 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 Campaign – www.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/
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 email@example.com
Young Minds – Information for professionals, parents and young people experiencing a mental health crisis. Parent Helpline 0808 802 5544 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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/
Supporting parents and young people into supported living https://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/learning-disabilities/publications/thinking-ahead-planning-guide-families