Services for Young People Services for Young People Hertfordshire

Hospital youth work

The Services for Young People hospital youth worker provides support for young people and young adults in Lister and Watford Hospitals and community health care settings in Hertfordshire.

Hospital staff or the young people and their families can request a visit from our hospital youth worker to discuss what support they may need during their hospital stay and beyond. This can include one-to-one or group sessions discussing emotional health and wellbeing, dealing with schoolwork or exam stress and relationships.

Feedback from some of the young people who have used this service:

"I like having a weekly text to check how I’m doing."

"I have been sent to a provision in my area where I can meet other people like me."

"I like being able to talk to someone who gets what I’m going through."

"I like that it’s not medical support and I’m an expert in my own condition."


If you know a young person visiting A&E or a community setting who would benefit from support from our hospital youth worker, please email:

Lister Hospital:

Text service: 07860058827

Watford Hospital:

Text service: 07860058820