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Dacorum Education Support Centre

Dacorum Education Support Centre

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Our aim is that everyone in our community works together to feel safe and secure and is respectful of each other’s strengths and differences. Every individual is empowered to thrive within their working environment and we are passionate about embedding an ethos of positive Mental Health and Wellbeing at DESC.

Feel free to talk to a member of staff who can offer advice, guidance and support.

Need Help Now? Contact Single Point of Access (SPA) 27/7 Mental Health Helpline 0800 6444 101 or call NHS on 111 and select option 2

Mental Health Jargon Buster - CAMHS jargon buster - what do they mean?  When Professionals use abbreviations, difficult or clinical names for things we call this jargon. This guide is here to help you understand what they mean.


Signposting and Support

Childline – online and telephone information, support and counselling for young people up to 19 years.
0800 111 111 | Children under 12 can visit

 Kooth- online counselling and support for 10-18 year olds.

 Young Minds – information for professionals, parents and young people experiencing a mental health crisis. 
Parent Helpline 0808 802 5544 Email

Chat Health- school nursing text messaging service for young people (11-19)
Text 07480 635050

Samaritans: free confidential support 24/7 call 116 123




SfYP - provides youth work projects, information, advice and guidance on a range of topics including
LGBTQ+, sexual health and careers advice.  Services for Young People



For a full guide to all services available to young people in Dacorum, please see the DSPL 8 Signposting guide for Young People. Signpostingguideforyoungpeople.pdf (