Mental health

Mental health

Mental health includes our mental, emotional and social well-being. It affects what and how we think, feel, and act.

People experience challenges with their mental health in many ways. No matter what’s happening, there’s someone out there who is going through a similar thing and there’s always someone who can help.

You’re not alone. Talking about a problem can often make you feel a lot better and can be the first step to recovery.

If you or someone you know is in danger and in need of help immediately call 999 or the Samaritans on 116 123.

How we can help

If there are things in your surroundings that are affecting your mental health, please contact us and we’ll do our best to support you.

  • We can meet you in a place you feel safe and we’ll keep what you tell us confidential
  • We can work with other organisations to support and help you
  • We can show you where to go for help

Partnership with Herts Mind Network

We are now able to offer counselling through Herts Mind Network to all settle residents. Residents will need to meet some basic assessment criteria to access this service; they will receive an initial assessment and six further counselling sessions which are funded by settle. If you would like to find out more information or fill out a referral form, visit the Herts Mind Network website.

Who else can help?

There are a number of specialists/organisations who can help you. Don’t forget your GP can also help you.

  • As One – Provide mental health and learning disabilities care and treatment
  • Mind – Advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem
  • Samaritans – Offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal
  • ChildLine – Help and support for young people under 19 years old
  • Relate – Relationship support and advice
  • Beat – Eating disorder support and advice
  • Help for Hoarders (see also our clutter and storage page)
  • Hoarders UK

Domestic violence and abuse



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