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 Tel: 0115 9525040


NYAS – The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) is a rights based charity which operates across England and Wales for children, young people and adults.

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.

Sidekick – TEXT YOUR QUESTION TO 07888 868 059* Sidekick is a confidential and anonymous SMS service for young carers aged 13-18. You can text us any time, about anything that’s bothering you as a young carer. We’ll find you the answer you need and text you back within 24 hours.


Winston’s Wish – 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)

Hope Again – Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Support. It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone. Here you will find information about our services, a listening ear from other young people and advice for any young person dealing with the loss of a loved one. Hope Again provides somewhere to turn to when someone dies.

The Children’s Bereavement Centre – The Centre is open to children aged 3 to 18 and we offer a welcoming and safe environment for them and their families to receive the help and guidance they need at one of the most devastating times in their lives.


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

Ditch The Label – Support and advice for bullying, mental health and relationships


KOOTH – Free online support and counselling for young people:

ChildLine – A free telephone counselling service for children and young people. Tel: 0800 11 11

The Samaritans – Tel: 08457 90 90 90

Big white Wall Counselling – Online Counselling Service(16+)

Youth Access – Directory of free and confidential counselling, advice or information services

Domestic Violence

Juno – A free confidential organisation supporting women and children who have, or are, experiencing domestic violence. Tel: 0808 800 0340 (24hr helpline)

Equation – Equation is a specialist charity with expertise to work with the whole community to reduce the impact of domestic abuse, sexual violence and gender inequality. They also work to prevent domestic abuse and sexual violence by raising awareness and educating people about equal and healthy relationships.   Tel: 0808 802 4040 (National 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

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 – Information and support for children and young people who are affected by a parent’s drinking

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 – Plant Love Grow creates support tools and resources to assist parents, teachers and health professionals.

Get Connected – Support and signposting service for young people under 25. Telephone, email, text and webchat support

Youth Net – Generic info and advice for Young People

The Mix – 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.

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.

Recover Young Life – Info and support around self-harm

Self Harm – Free online Self-harm support for 14-19’s


Care Act 2014

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Mental Health

Barnardo’s – This report explores the lives and needs of children and young people who care for parents with mental health problems.

Sane – Info and support around depression

CAMHS Choices (Children and Mental Health Service) – Information for young people on talking therapies

Childline – 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 – Prepares young people for first visit to GP about Mental Health

BEAT (Beat Eating Disorders) – Young people’s helpline Tel: 0845 634 7650

Head Meds – Info for young people on medication, mental health and life!

Harmless – Online support and information for self harm

Life Signs – Info and support around self-harm

Moodscope – Mood tracking tool. Basic version is free, but you can pay to get more in-depth features.

Suicide – Grassroots has support information related to suicidal thoughts and suicide, including a handy app you can download

Talk Life – Talk Life is a mental health app that offer a way to get instant support right now. Communities that are there when you need it and for as long as you need it; millions of other people just like you.

Young Minds – Information on mental health and wellbeing for young people, parents and professional


Students Against Depression – Information, advice and real life stories, specifically for students struggling with depression

Student minds – UK student mental health charity. Campaigns and peer support groups in universities across the country

Nightline – Listening service for students, provided by trained student volunteers.

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

Childnet International – 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 TuVida (formerly known as The Carers Trust) hub for Adult Carer Support. Please take a look at their website for more information 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:  and

Spurgeons – Spurgeons services include children centres and family hubs, prison-based family support, services to support young carers, families affected by domestic abuse and to girls and young woman in, or at risk of, joining gangs. 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:

Read other young carers stories at:

What’s On in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire County Council have a useful guide on their website to events that are going on in Nottinghamshire –