Supporting families in the local community

Supporting over 2,508 young people’s mental health and wellbeing through our unique GROWTH programme over the last 12 years.

CHEXS are a family support charity based in Waltham Cross, in the Borough of Broxbourne.

What We Do

Family Support

Utilising both 1 to 1 and group sessions to help parents & carers develop better communication and behaviour management strategies.

The Growth Programme

A 10-step programme of goal driven outdoor learning for 8-15 year-olds. Projects are delivered over 30 weeks & support mental health, self-esteem & confidence as well as learning new skills.

Community Services

Delivering both professional courses as well as group workshops, running local community events and creative sessions for all the family.

Current Vacancies 2

Marketing and Communication Officer

As the Marketing & Communications Officer, you’ll play a vital role in planning and delivering communications to key stakeholders including supporters, volunteers, and staff. From initiating and editing content to coordinating marketing campaigns, you’ll be at the forefront of raising awareness and funds for our award-winning charity.

Children and young people Lead

We’re seeking a goal-oriented leader who can set clear objectives, give constructive feedback, and inspire the Children and Young People (CYP) Team. This role demands adaptability, resilience, and a commitment to supporting school-age children and their families. If you thrive in challenging environments, enjoy outdoor activities, and aim to promote a culture of appreciation and teamwork, we want to hear from you!


of young people report improvements in self esteem and confidence.

Over 1,540

parents / carers supported by our family support team.


prestigious awards won.


of parents / carers report improvement in their parenting skills.

Case Studies

Parent Case Study

CHEXS unique approach allows our two teams to cross over and support both the young people as well as parents and carers too.

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Kian’s Story

Kian had been through an unsettling stage in his life and the impact of this emotional trauma was taking it’s toll on him.

The school referred Kian to CHEXS when he was in year 8 and he was immediately enrolled onto the GROWTH programme.

Just £15 could help support a child/young person though a crisis.

Just £30 could help support a family with fuel or energy support.

Just £100 could help a whole family with 1 to 1 coaching & support.

CHEXS Latest News

The Importance of Volunteering: Give Back and Make a Difference with CHEXS

Why not join us for a Zoom onboarding session for those who may be interested in volunteering with CHEXS and would like to find out more about the opportunities on offer.

CHEXS Spring / Summer Events

We have some fantastic events coming up for CHEXS during the Spring / Summer season.

CHEXS Winter Newsletter – December 2023

CHEXS Winter Newsletter - December 2023 is now available to read. Find out what CHEXS Family and young people support teams have been up to this term.

Stage 5 – Winter Crafts sessions

Our free Stage 5 - Winter Crafts sessions in your child's school this winter are now complete. What fantastic sessions they were!

GROWTH Programme Stage 4 – Community Habitat Management

CHEXS GROWTH Programme stage 4 - Community Habitat Management has now begun with out young people in our partner schools.

Family Support Blog #23 – Practical life skills

This month's Family Support Blog is all about practical life skills. This blog offers helpful advice and support as well as what to look out for.

CHEXS AGM Highlights 2023

Here are the highlights and links to our 2022-23 AGM, any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Annual Report 2022-23

CHEXS new annual report 2022-23 is now published and ready to read on our website, find the links here within this post.

CHEXS Autumn Newsletter – October 2023

Our Autumn newsletter – October 2023 is now LIVE and ready…

CHEXS supports World Mental health Day 2023

CHEXS are supporting World Mental Health Day today. Our…

CHEXS Summer Newsletter – July 2023

Our newsletter for Spring 2023 is now LIVE and ready to read.

Proud to be working with…

There are many people, partners and organisations that support CHEXS with their time and expertise. We are continually grateful for their dedication.

Without this support and guidance we would not have been able to provide the GROWTH project and the family support services we offer.

Schools we are currently partners with…

CHEXS helps to consolidate the work of other organisations into a single vision. Our main aim is to partner with all parts of our society and work together to help families and children and to bring our community in Hertfordshire together.