About the service

Our Community Support Service is here to provide advice, information, onward referral and holistic support to people who are experiencing mental ill-health and drug/ alcohol difficulties. The service can also provide support to people who have a history of offending and those who have been a victim of crime.

We work alongside you to develop an individually tailored package of support that meets your needs, working with you to find the solutions that are right for you.

Our high quality service is flexible and will help you to resolve real-life difficulties and to improve your own independence, quality of life and wellbeing.

How can we help?

The areas of support will be built around your needs, to help you with the goals that are most important to you. We can provide:

  • Emotional and practical support.
  • Help to improve your health and wellbeing.
  • Housing related support and advice.
  • Support with benefit applications.
  • Support clients to access drug and alcohol services.
  • Assistance in dealing positively with neighbourly disputes.
  • Support to attend appointments with other services and community resources.
  • Signposting and onward referral to other services and community resources.
  • Help to reduce episodes of crisis.
  • Building life skills, confidence, resilience and self-esteem.
  • Support to build social networks and reduce isolation.

We can also help you to access other services, groups and activities that Hertfordshire Mind Network offers.

We can provide short term advice, information and support, or help you with needs that may take more time to resolve. The length of the support will be based on individual need.

The service will also work closely with the St Albans and Hertsmere Domestic Abuse Refuge to enhance the way in which support is provided to individuals who have mental ill health and who are also experiencing domestic abuse. Priority will be given to individuals who have coexisting mental health and drug and alcohol difficulties.

We can meet with you at our Borehamwood Wellbeing Centre or within your local community.

How to contact us

To access the service you need to be an adult living in the borough of Hertsmere.

Please contact us on 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 us at [email protected]

We also welcome referrals from statutory and voluntary services.

We are based at: Borehamwood Wellbeing Centre, Number 10, 10 Leeming Road, Borehamwood, WD6 4DU

You are welcome to come along to Wellbeing Centre, but please check our website or call us for opening times.

Information leaflet
Community Support Service (Hertsmere) referral form