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Hertfordshire County Council

Suicide prevention resources and services

The Suicide Prevention Network involves more than 20 organisations. Our vision is to make Hertfordshire a county where no-one ever gets to a point where they feel suicide is their only option.

In an emergency, if you or someone else is at risk of harm, call 999 or visit your nearest Accident and Emergency Department.

If you need help in a mental health crisis call Single Point of Access (SPA) Freephone number 0800 6444 101 which is open 24/7.



24 hour confidential listening service providing emotional support for anyone in crisis

Confidential and anonymous support for men

Confidential helpline for under 35 at risk of suicide or anyone concerned about a young person

listening service for the LGBT+ community via phone, email or instant messaging

Mental Health Support anytime of the day or night whether you are experiencing a mental health crisis, need mental health support or just want to talk 0800 6444 101.

Services for adults

Make a referral or talk about an urgent mental health problem

Countywide out of hour’s mental health crisis centre for those aged 16+

Free, confidential talking therapy and practical support for people 16+

Prevention, recovery and support services for 16+ in Stevenage, St Albans, Hertford and Welwyn Garden City

Creating opportunities for individuals 18+ to build resilience and manage their whole life and wellbeing out of 7 wellbeing centres in Hertfordshire

Suspected suicide bereavement support

Services for children

Counselling and therapeutic group work for adults and young people

Counselling centre's in Hatfield and Barnet

Counselling for young people in the District of St Albans

Counselling, coaching and other support to help young people aged 10-25 and living in South and West Hertfordshire overcome problems in their lives


Signposting for emergency or support services in Hertfordshire, as well as tools to help keep people safe in times of crisis and self-care ideas

Easy, quick and discreet access to information and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts

App designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm.

Online support

Sandbox - NHS funded support for children and young people

Shoutfree crisis text service for anyone, anywhere

Leaflets and practical resources

Setting up a support group - online or offline

Strategies and guidance

Children and Young People