Signpost provides counselling, coaching and other support to help young people living in South and West Hertfordshire overcome problems in their lives. In 2017 we helped nearly 500 young people.

The most common difficulties they faced were:

•  Problems with relationships in the home and at school
•  Depression and anxiety
•  Identity issues to do with gender, ethnicity or sexuality
•  Coping with the impact of abuse, both physical and emotional
•  Low self-esteem

What we offer:

We are different because we are accessible, confidential and, wherever possible, respond to your needs on your terms.  We are usually independent from the adults in your life, except for when you want us to include them or we have to tell them something to keep you safe. Our services differ according to a young person’s age:

  • When we have funding 11-12 year-olds can join one of our groups, such as ‘Dealing with Feelings’
  • 13-18 year-olds who are unable to access support from their School or Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services can access free counselling, coaching etc
  • 19-24 year-olds who are not eligible to access Adult Mental Health Services can access counselling etc, but there is a charge of £8-£25 depending on earnings