Other Services and Support for Young Carers you may find useful:-
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
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 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/
A national bereavement charity, offering support to families and professionals. They have a dedicated section of their website for young people.
Tel: 08452 03 04 05 (National helpline)
Anti Bullying Alliance
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
Free online support and counselling for young people: www.kooth.com
A free telephone counselling service for children and young people.
Tel: 0800 11 11
Tel: 08457 90 90 90
Big white Wall Counselling
Online Counselling Service(16+)
Online Counselling service (11 to 17)
Directory of free and confidential counselling, advice or information services
A free confidential organisation supporting women and children who have, or are, experiencing domestic violence.
Tel: 0808 800 0340 (24hr helpline)
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
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
Information and support for children and young people who are affected by a parent’s drinking
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
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
Real life stories and information
Support and signposting service for young people under 25. Telephone, email, text and webchat support
Generic info and advice for Young People
Generic info and advice for Young People
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
Info on anxiety. Live chat and email support, but have to pay membership fee
This report explores the lives and needs of children and young people who care for parents with mental health problems.
Info on bipolar, eCommunity, support groups. They also have a specific young people’s project
Info and support around eating problems
Black dog Tribe
Info and support around depression
CAMHS Choices (Children and Mental Health Service)
Information for young people on talking therapies
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
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
Info for young people on medication, mental health and life!
Online support and information for self harm http://www.harmless.org.uk/
Info and support around self-harm
Madly In Love
Mental Health and relationships including real stories/advice
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
Mood tracking tool.
Basic version is free, but you can pay to get more in-depth features
Listening service for students, provided by trained student volunteers
Info and support around OCD
Info on OCD and support forums
Recover Young Life
Info and support around self-harm
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)
Information for professionals and young people about self-harm.
Students Against Depression
Information, advice and real life stories, specifically for students struggling with depression
UK student mental health charity. Campaigns and peer support groups in universities across the country
Information on mental health and wellbeing for young people, parents and professionals
Youth Wellbeing Directory
Directory of service providers that aim to improve the emotional wellbeing and/or mental health of children and young people and their caregivers
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.
Safeguarding Children and Young People From Child Sexual Exploitation
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.
Staying safe online
Useful tips on how to use the internet safely.
Social Care Service Departments
Children’s Social Care, Nottingham City Council
Tel: 0115 876 5600
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
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:
For Young Carers living in Lincolnshire: Spurgeons Tel: 01933 412412
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