Ancient and Modern

They say that young people and the elderly are the two most socially isolated categories in society.  So, this summer we have been exploring what happens if you bring the two groups together.  Our Hemel Social Group visited St Mary's House Residential Home in Hemel's Old Town and Our Watford Social Group have been visiting the

Signpost’s Stress-busting videos go live!

Timed to coincide with the exam season, our stress-busters videos modelling techniques for managing stress have been added to our website on our stress-busters page.  One of our counsellors worked with members of the social groups and a film student at West Herts College to create the films which give tips on breathing, visualising a

We’re there for LGBT

Suicide is worryingly prevalent among young people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender.  Yet, we see very few young people from that community at Signpost.  With support from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service's Innovation Fund and in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council's Youth Connexions team, an LGBT-specialist counsellor from Signpost is running

Young Dragons raise nearly £2k

Signpost is the link charity to a team of students from Kings Langley School participating in Dragon's Den.  With the help of a local business, the team are challenged to turn £100 of the charity's money into £1,000.  The team, who call themselves the 'Kings Langley Warriors' concluded a programme of activities with a sell-out

Conference line-up is finalised

The line-up of Signpost's conference on 'Being and Belonging', which we are running in partnership with the Albany Centre in St Albans, has been finalised.  A programme rich with experience aims to give insights into difference aspects of inclusion, ranging from cults to trangender identity.  The conference will be held at Rudolf Steiner School Kings

Young stars!

This Spring our Watford social group presented a collage star fish they painted last week to the Starfish ward at Watford General Hospital.  The social group provides young people who have been in counselling a chance to come together and overcome their isolation or anxiety by building supportive friendships and developing their confidence.  As well

Who’re you going to call? Stressbusters!

As part of Feeling Good Week, Hertfordshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service's awareness-raising campaign, Signpost has been granted £500 to make short films modelling stressbusting techniques for teenagers.  The films, which will sit on Signpost's website will help anxious young people manage exam stress and panic attacks with breathing exercises, visualisation exercises and positive

Dacorum Mayor un-masked!

Councillor Robert McClean, Mayor of Dacorum, attended a performance by young people who have been participating in the M-ASK drama project for young people who are anxious or depressed.  The project is a partnership between Trestle theatre company, Dacorum Borough Council and Signpost.  Young people in need can develop their confidence through being incognito on

Outreach project launched

This November Signpost launched a new outreach project funded by BBC Children in Need.  The project aims to support young people in the wards in West Hertfordshire with the highest rates of child poverty, including Cowley Hill in Borehamwood, Holywell in Watford, and Highfield and Grovehill in Hemel Hempstead.  Young people who face the greatest