December 2020

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North Herts & Stevenage News Bulletin

December 2020

We are collating the updates we receive for the services into district bulletins. If you would like to include your service update/news for this area please email and please put "Newsletter update" in the subject box, thank you.

Support for families this Christmas  

North Herts District Council have collated a list of support that food providers are offering over the festive period in North Herts, please click here.

Herts Mind Network - North Herts Groups & Services

Please click here for our recently updated mental health and support services for Stevenage and North Hertfordshire.

We are currently offering face to face one to one individual support and small groups are meeting up weekly in Letchworth, Royston and Hitchin with a view to start in Baldock at some point. 

Additionally, if you would like to receive our support, please click here to refer someone.

Create Community Courses

Create Community are a Community Interest Company with the aim of ‘supporting, developing and enriching the lives of people within the community who are looking to achieve their full potential’.

Currently, they are offering courses around health and wellbeing and please click here for a list of the course dates.

Additionally, they are delivering their moving towards employment courses and please click here for a list of dates.

For more information please contact:


Stand-by-me bereavement support is an award-winning registered charity that was created to support bereaved children, young people and their families in North Hertfordshire and Stevenage.

At the heart of our service is our innovative groupwork programme, staffed by highly trained and experienced volunteers. Run over a number of weekly sessions, it gives children and young people the opportunity to explore their feelings and talk about their loss as well as to meet other children who have had similar experiences.

In 2016 Stand-by-me launched a new project called ‘Contact-me’ to give bereaved children additional support in schools.

Please visit or email to find out more.

Holocaust Memorial Day

On Wednesday 27th January 2021, North Hertfordshire District Council will be hosting an event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. It will be live streamed at 11am and available to watch later via YouTube.

We would like to invite any young people you know of primary school age to design a poster to reflect this year’s theme- Be The Light In The Darkness. For secondary school aged children they are invited to write a short piece.

All entries will form part of the virtual live event with the winning poster featuring on the front page of the digital order of service.

Please let know if you would like to take part in some way in this event and do feel free to share.



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