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Resources and support for schools, colleges and other professionals to help children and young people's emotional wellbeing




Just Talk guidance for schools, colleges and other professionals


Just Talk Week 

Check out the "Back to basics" resources from Just Talk Week 2023 including useful guidance for young people and adults about what to do if a young person tells you they're NOT ok. 

Check out the "Look Beneath the Surface" resources from Just Talk Week 2022 

These resources can be used all year round.

The Power of Small poetry competition 2024

Thank you to everyone who submitted their entries for this year's competition, the creativity and imagination demonstrated by Hertfordshire's young people was incredible.

Check out the shortlisted entries below:

Digital booklet

Printable booklet

Gift of Kindness poetry competition 2022

Just Talk received so many amazing entries - thanks to everyone who wrote a poem and to all the schools/colleges who submitted their winning entries.

Read the 20 shortlisted poems here.



Five Ways to Wellbeing resources, assets and e-learning

 Children and Young People's Mental Health Services (CYPMHS) 


Other self help tools and useful websites and information to help young people

  • If you're a professional working with children and young people in Hertfordshire and you'd like to know more about the services to support their emotional and mental wellbeing, subscribe to the monthly CYPMHS newletter by emailing:

As well as the fantastic information from our partner organisations, we'd recommend taking a look at these:

  • My Teen brain professional pages – information to help support a teen through some of the most important years of their life.

  • Neurodiversity Support Hub information

    A hub to support parents, carers and professionals with signposting and guidance around Special Educational Needs and mental health. 

    This includes a helpline, open Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm:

    01727 833963


Promoting positive body image guidance

  • Help for under 18s in the UK to confidentially report sexual images and videos of themselves and remove them from the internet at:Report Remove | Childline


Body Positivity and Preventing eating disorders in children and young people (PPT 8.8kb) (from live webinar 28 June 2021)

Body Image in children and young people (PPT 29.6kb) (from live webinar 28 June 2021)

Please view the powerpoint documents in Slideshow format, to enable the voiceover format to play.


What parents and carers and children and young people are telling us

  • Hertfordshire Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Surveys
  • Access results from previous surveys, including 2022 and 2021, here

2021 results webinar

2020 results Infographic

Find out about the 2023 survey here

  • Parents Carers Survey 2021

Results Infographic


Find out how to join the Just Talk professional network

If you're an organisation in Hertfordshire and you'd like to get involved in the Just Talk project, which has a network of more than 35 professional partners,  drop us a line at: