Parent Link Page

We have created a page with useful links for all the Laurance Haines Community. 


DSPL 9 is a Hertfordshire-wide partnership approach where parents, staff in early years settings and schools, further education colleges, local authority officers and representatives from other agencies, work together as part of an Area Group, reviewing and developing the range of provision and support services available to their local community. They are able to support parents with many areas of children’s development and signpost for additional support.

Family Lives

Family Lives provides targeted early intervention and crisis support to families. If you need to talk, they will listen. There is so much information on their website to support parents and families

Herts Healthy Young Minds

Herts – Healthy Young Minds is designed to give parents and carers information on the help available for children and young people who may be experiencing emotional or mental health difficulties. It can feel overwhelming when you are trying to support your child through a difficult time so we wanted to collect all of the local and national resources and information in one place. Whether you are looking for hints and tips on how to start a difficult conversation, seeking advice and information or trying to find some support for yourself or your child, we hope that this site will give you what you need.

Young Minds

Young Minds know parenting isn’t always easy. Although it’s often amazing and rewarding to watch your children grow up, and to help them learn to be independent, it can also be really hard work. It can feel especially hard if your child's mood and behaviour seem different and you're not sure why, or what you can do to help. But you are not alone.

They have lots of practical advice and tips on supporting your child - from how to encourage your child to open up about their feelings to dealing with mental health services. No matter what you and your child are going through, things can get better. There is a Parents Helpline who can provide advice and support if you're worried about a child or young person.

Watford Council

Cost of Living support from Watford Council

Herts Mind Network

Herts Mind Network are working across the county to support positive mental health and wellbeing.  We provide a diverse range of services from our seven Wellbeing Centres and other venues across all ten districts of the county. Funded locally, our services are available to all residents in Hertfordshire over the age of 18 and we offer dedicated services for 10-18 year olds. Our aim is to make sure that no-one has to face a mental health problem alone.

Citizens Advice Bureau 

We can all face problems that seem complicated or intimidating. At Citizens Advice they believe no one should have to face these problems without good quality, independent advice. They are here to help: to give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem.


An online mental health support website for young people age 10-18

Watford Women's Centre

To  provide life changing services for women in Watford to lead independent, productive and healthier lives, and also support our wider community. They provide a range of services that deliver life transforming outcomes for our community in a number of ways. They provide support for emotional and mental health, as well as practical support tailored to the needs of women experiencing domestic abuse. Also providing education, training and wellbeing courses to the wider community.

Random Cafe

Address: 24a Garsmouth Way, Watford, United Kingdom 

Telephone: 07961 534275

Elim Pentecostal Church - Food Bank

Address: 167A St Albans Rd, Watford, WD24 5BD 

Telephone: 01923 221 544

Watford Food Bank

Essentials Hub 

Essentials Hub - NHS Charity

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