North Herts Area Open Session on Accessing Mental Health Services


Tues, 16 July 2019, 12.30 – 2.00 pm

Christchurch, (Room 3) Bedford Road, Hitchin, SG5 1HF


1.    Apologies & Register of Attendees

2.    Notes of Last Meeting & Matters arising

3.    Subjects for Any Other Business

4.    Today’s Topic:   Means available to access help for your mental health wellbeing and your experience of using these services including Helplines.

5.    New ways of working with you - gathering information and hearing the Service User Voice.

6.    “You Said, We did” - Update on suggestions, topics and subjects for Viewpoint Seminars.

7.    Updates from the New Viewpoint User Voice Council (VUVC).

8.    Upcoming Courses and Events

9.    Volunteering Opportunities at Viewpoint: Please contact for further details.

10.  Viewpoint Ballyhoo Newsletter:  Grab a copy or read online. To contribute articles for the next edition please contact Tracy at Viewpoint on 01707 386136 or email:

11. LIFEGETA –  Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month – 7.00–9.00pm – Westmill Community Centre, John Barker Place, Hitchin, SG5 2PG Contact: 07715 707488 or Sue Ross – email:

12. New Leaf College: The Hertfordshire Wellbeing College offering free courses designed and delivered by people with lived experience.  For more enquiries and to book a course, go to, email: or phone: 01442 864966.

13. Turning Point – a local service near you. Giving support to Mental Health Service users locally and countywide. Contact: 01438 724995. Email:

14.  Stevenage Wellbeing Centre – A Mind in Mid Herts Centre providing support for mental health service users – 01438 369216 –

15.  The Living Room – Providing addiction services in this area.  8 -10 The Glebe, Chells Way,Stevenage, SG2 0DJ.  Tel: 01438 355649, Email:

16.  New Drop-in Surgery launched at the North Herts Minority Ethnic Forum on Whinbush Road, Hitchin with The Living Room( 01438 355649, for people with addiction problems.  For further details please contact: 01462 440224 or

17. Hertfordshire Nightlight Crisis Service - Herts Mind Network. For further information and enquiries, contact 01923 256391

18. RESOLVE: (Drug & Alcohol Charity). Offers outreach work, drop-in, one-to-one counselling with Key Worker support. Located at Westmill Community Centre, Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm. Contact: 01707 690739 or visit

19. CGL – for support with Drug & alcohol issues contact:  Armstrong House, Norton Way, Stevenage, 01438 364495

20.  Information Sharing

21.  Any Other Business

22. Date of Next Meeting: 17 September 2019

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