Other Services & Support

Other Services and Support for Young Carers you may find useful:-

Activities

NGY myplace

Open 7 days a week for young people aged 13 to 19 years old. There are a range of activities on offer, health and wellbeing support as well as a relaxed place to go to meet new people

NGY myplace, 29-31 Castle Gate, Nottingham, NG1 7AR

Tel: 0115 9525040

www.ngymyplace.co.uk.

Advocacy Services

NYAS

The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) is a rights based charity which operates across England and Wales for children, young people and adults.  https://www.nyas.net/

Coram Voice

Coram Voice enables and equips children and young people to hold to account the services that are responsible for their care. We uphold the rights of children and young people to actively participate in shaping their own lives.  http://www.coramvoice.org.uk/

Bereavement

Winston’s Wish

A national bereavement charity, offering support to families and professionals. They have a dedicated section of their website for young people.

www.winstonswish.org.uk

Tel: 08452 03 04 05 (National helpline)

Bullying

Anti Bullying Alliance

http://www.antibullyingalliance. org.uk/

Anti-Bullying alliance document on cyber bullying and young people with SEN

Bullying UK (part of Family Lives)

Support for young people, parents, schools and adults regarding bullying.

Tel: 0808 800 2222

www.bullying.co.uk

Counselling

KOOTH

Free online support and counselling for young people: www.kooth.com

ChildLine

A free telephone counselling service for children and young people.

Tel: 0800 11 11

www.childline.org.uk

The Samaritans

Tel: 08457 90 90 90

Big white Wall Counselling

http://www.bigwhitewall.com
Online Counselling Service(16+)

Mindfull Counselling

http://www.mindfull.org
Online Counselling service (11 to 17)

Youth Access

http://www.youthaccess.org.uk/
Directory of free and confidential counselling, advice or information services

Domestic Violence

WAIS

A free confidential organisation supporting women and children who have, or are, experiencing domestic violence.

www.wais.org.uk

Tel: 0808 800 0340 (24hr helpline)

Emergency Services

111- Non emergency number

112 – European emergency number

999 – Emergency number

0845 4647 – NHS Direct

In Case of Emergency contact details

I – In, C- Case, E- Emergency

Save the number of the person you would like to be contacted in case of an emergency under ICE on your mobile phone.

Drugs, Alcohol and Substance misuse

National Drugs Helpline

Free confidential advice and information. 24 hour telephone service.

Tel: 0800 776 600

Talk to Frank

Information and confidential advice on drugs.

Tel: 0800 77 66 00

www.talktofrank.com

WAM – What About Me?

A confidential support service for children and young people aged five to nineteen who are affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use.  WAM offer one to one support, telephone and text support and information resources.

City- Tel: 0115 950 6791,   Text: 0797 072 4165

Nacoa

http://www.nacoa.org.uk/
Information and support for children and young people who are affected by a parent’s drinking

Coap

http://www.coap.org.uk/
Support (including online counselling) for children and young people affected by a parental addiction

Education, Careers & Student life

Futures (was Connexions)

A non-profit company offering careers and employability advice to all ages.

Tel: 0115 9601597

www.futuresnn.co.uk

General support services

Plant Love Grow website

Plant Love Grow creates support tools and resources to assist parents, teachers and health professionals.  http://www.plantlovegrow.com/index.html

Time to change

http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/youngpeople
Real life stories and information

Get Connected

http://www.getconnected.org.uk/
Support and signposting service for young people under 25. Telephone, email, text and webchat support

Youth Net

http://www.youthnet.org/
Generic info and advice for Young People

The Site.org

http://www.thesite.org/
Generic info and advice for Young People

Health

Health For Teens

Help for young people to access support for their emotional and physical health and wellbeing. The website links young people to appropriate local health and wellbeing services and supports young people to manage their health and wellbeing.  http://www.healthforteens.co.uk/

Best Foot forward

A weekly programme of guided health walks in open spaces around Nottingham.  Open to all ages, children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/best-foot-forward

Mental Health

 

Anxiety UK

Homepage


Info on anxiety. Live chat and email support, but have to pay membership fee

Bipolar

http://www.bipolaruk.org.uk/
Info on bipolar, eCommunity, support groups. They also have a specific young people’s project

 

B eat

http://www.b-eat.co.uk/
Info and support around eating problems

Black dog Tribe

http://blackdogtribe.com/
Info and support around depression

CAMHS Choices (Children and Mental Health Service)

http://mycamhschoices.org/
Information for young people on talking therapies

Childline

https://www.childline.org.uk/Explore/Self-harm/Pages/Self-harm.aspx
Private and confidential telephone, email and online chat support for children and young people up to the age of 19. Plus, information on a range of issues

Doc Ready

http://www.docready.org
Prepares young people for first visit to GP about Mental Health

Eating Disorders – BEAT (Beat Eating Disorders)

Young people’s helpline: 0845 634 7650  Website: www.beat.co.uk

Head Meds

http://headmeds.org.uk/
Info for young people on medication, mental health and life!

Harmless

Online support and information for self harm http://www.harmless.org.uk/

Life Signs

LifeSIGNS Self-Injury Guidance & Network Support


Info and support around self-harm

Madly In Love

http://www.madlyinlove.org.uk
Mental Health and relationships including real stories/advice

Mini Me

http://www.mini-me.org.uk/
Online moodtracking tool that responds to how you are feeling – congratulates you when you feel good, shows you pictures/ videos etc. that you like if you feel a bit off, and contacts a trusted person that you have selected on your behalf if you are feeling really bad

Moodscope

https://www.moodscope.com
Mood tracking tool.
Basic version is free, but you can pay to get more in-depth features

Nightline

http://www.nightline.ac.uk/
Listening service for students, provided by trained student volunteers

Ocd action

http://www.ocdaction.org.uk/
Info and support around OCD

OCD UK

http://www.ocduk.org/
Info on OCD and support forums

Recover Young Life

http://www.recoveryourlife.com
Info and support around self-harm

Sane

http://www.sane.org.uk/
Lots of info on mental health, as well as telephone, email and text support, and an online forum (have to be 18+ to use forum)

Self Harm

http://selfharm.co.uk/

Information for professionals and young people about self-harm.

Students Against Depression

Home


Information, advice and real life stories, specifically for students struggling with depression

Student minds

http://www.studentminds.org.uk/
UK student mental health charity. Campaigns and peer support groups in universities across the country

Suicide

http://www.prevent-suicide.org.uk

stay_alive_suicide_prevention_mobile_phone_application.html

Young Minds

http://www.youngminds.org. uk/
Information on mental health and wellbeing for young people, parents and professionals

 

Youth Wellbeing Directory

www.youthwellbeingdirectory.co.uk<http://www.youthwellbeingdirectory.co.uk
Directory of service providers that aim to improve the emotional wellbeing and/or mental health of children and young people and their caregivers

Safeguarding

What is Child Sexual Exploitation?

Government changes statutory definition of child sexual exploitation – February 2017

The Department for Education has updated its Working Together child safeguarding guidance to reflect the changes, and issued a new guide for practitioners on working with child sexual exploitation.

http://www.bedford.gov.uk/health_and_social_care/children__young_people/safeguarding_children_board/parents_and_carers/child_sexual_exploitation.aspx

Safeguarding Children and Young People From Child Sexual Exploitation

https://www.kirkleessafeguardingchildren.co.uk/child-sexual-exploitation.html

Students Act To Tackle Child Sexual Exploitation

Performing Arts students from Airedale Academy in Castleford use their acting skills to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation.

West Yorkshire Police have worked alongside them to create videos revealing a victim’s perspective.

https://www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/campaigns/child-sexual-exploitation.aspx

Staying safe online

Useful tips on how to use the internet safely.

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Social Care Service Departments

Children’s Social Care, Nottingham City Council

Tel: 0115 876 5600

www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Sussex Police – CSE Nude Selfie Animations

Sussex Police have created two animations which highlight the consequences of sending nude selfies to raise awareness with children and young people

http://Heahttp://www.kscb.org.uk/guidance/sexual-abuse-and-exploitationlth

Childnet International

http://www.childnet.com/
Activities around E safety for working with young people on the autistic spectrum

Young Carers Services

The Carers Trust

Support to young Carers living in Mansfield and Ashfield area of Nottinghamshire.  You can also contact the Carers Trust hub for Adult Carer Support. Please take a look at their website for more information http://www.carerstrustem.org/hub

This website from  Carers Trust has information and advice for Young Carers as well as a supportive online community which you can register to join:

http://youngcarers.net/

Spurgeons

http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/caring/children/socialcarechildren/young-carers/

For Young Carers living in Lincolnshire: Spurgeons Tel: 01933 412412

website: lincscarers@spurgeons.org

The Children’s Society

The Children’s Society’s Include Programme offers support and opportunities for Young Carers as well as resources:http://www.youngcarer.com/

Read other young carers stories at: http://www.carers.org/young-carers-stories