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New Hertfordshire County Council partnership with The Swan Youth Project in Berkhamsted

23 November 2021

Hertfordshire County Council’s Services for Young People has teamed up with the Swan Youth Project to support young people in Berkhamsted with mental health and resilience.

The Swan Youth Project is a charity and was established in 1995 to provide support for young people in Berkhamsted and the new partnership will ensure that more young people in the area are supported in life post-pandemic.

The bespoke programme will be delivered by trained professionals from Services for Young People, offering a safe space for young people to learn the skills they need to improve their mental health.

The programme will also look to prevent escalation to more intensive services such as CAMHS, support young people to develop strategies and skills to understand what good emotional health is, and help equip young people to deal with the often-difficult situations they face.

At the project young people can access life skills sessions including healthy living, understanding what good mental health is and how to improve existing mental health, learning how physical wellbeing is as important as mental wellbeing and understanding what a healthy relationship is versus an unhealthy one.  Sessions include understanding actions and consequences and how to stay safe and avoid risky behaviours.  The development of self-esteem, confidence and resilience run throughout the programme.  During October the young people explored Black History Month, promoting inclusivity and diversity.

Services for Young People will continue to look for local partnership working opportunities to enhance the life chances of young people in the Berkhamsted, Northchurch and Tring areas.

The project is at the Swan Youth Project every Tuesday between 3.30-5.30 pm and Fridays 6.30 – 8.30 pm. To contact the Service please email