If you are feeling distressed or have concerns for your wellbeing and need to talk to someone, contact your GP or call any of these numbers:

NHS Single Point of Access (SPA)

For people to access NHS mental health support and services in Hertfordshire.

Tel: 0800 6444 101

Lines are open 8am to 7pm.

NHS Herts Mental Health Out-of-Hours Helpline

Tel: 01438 843322

Available from 5pm to 9am on weekdays and around the clock at weekends and bank holidays.

NHS Wellbeing Service

To make a self referral or find out more about the service, visit https://www.hpft.nhs.uk/services/community-services/wellbeing-service/referrals/ To request a self referral form be sent to you via post, please call 0800 6444 101.

Hertfordshire Crisis Helpline

Tel: 01923 256391

We are open during the following hours

Mon: 6pm – Tue 8am
Tue: 6pm – 1am
Wed: 6pm – 1am
Thu: 6pm – 1am
Fri: 6pm – Sat 8am
Sat: 3pm – Sun 8am
Sun: 3pm – Mon 8am

Calls will be charged at your standard local rate.


Tel: 116 123

Lines open 24 hours a day. Calls are free.


Tel: 0300 304 7000

Open every day 4.30pm to 10.30pm.


Free 24/7 support for people in crisis.

Text SHOUT to 85258 in the UK to text with a trained Crisis Volunteer. For more information visit: www.crisistextline.uk

Mindline Trans+ National Helpline

Tel: 0300 330 5468

National helpline for people who identify as Trans, non-binary & their friends and families. Open every Monday and Friday 8pm-Midnight

NHS 111 Service

For non-emergency medical help, open 24 hours every day. 

Calls are free. In emergencies only, call 999.

Mental Health Team

If you are currently under a Mental Health Team in Hertfordshire and need support, contact the Duty Worker during normal working hours, 9am—5pm Monday to Friday:

Borehamwood & Potters Bar Mental Health Team: 0208 7313000 

Bishops Stortford Mental Health Team: 01279 464800

Cheshunt Mental Health Team: 01992 818 600

Dacorum Mental Health Team: 01442 913 569 

Letchworth Mental Health Team: 01462 438139

Watford & Three Rivers Mental Health Team: 01923 837000

Ware Mental Health Team: 01920 443900

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