Help and Support for Young People

There are many resources available to help you if you need information or support with aspects of your life and health. And remember you can always make an appointment to speak to any GP alone or with a friend or family member.

General

· BeUNotts – an excellent resource offerent Mental Health and emotional support for young people aged 0-24 01157080008 https://www.beusupport.co.uk/

· Base 51 -counselling and support for young people aged 11-25 www.base51.org

o Kooth – The kooth website offers confidential online and face to face support and counselling www.kooth.com

· Base 51 can offer Base 51 Counselling Service provides time and space for young people aged 12 to 25 to talk about their troubles and explore difficult feelings in an environment which is dependable, free from intrusion and confidential.  Young people come to counselling for many issues including relationships, family issues, bullying, neglect, violence, abuse, anger, trauma, being self-critical, adoption, loss, foster-care, bereavement, sexuality, exploitation, drugs and alcohol, disordered eating, anxiety, panic, stress, depression, suicidal thoughts or self-harm to name a few www.base51.org

o Healthforteens – an NHS service that offers information and support around emotions, health issues, lifestyle, relationships and sexual health. It also has links to local services in Nottingham www.healthforteens.co.uk

o Healthy families – the local healthy families team run drop in sessions at many schools to offer help and support. They also have a confidential texting service which supports with issues such as bullying, emotional health and sexual health. Text: 07507 329952 www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/healthy-families-chathealth

o The Mix is a very detailed website for under 25s giving support and advice for all areas of life, health and mental health www.themix.org.uk o The Childline website has loads of information about issues that affect young people www.childline.org.uk

· www.childrenssociety.org.uk/information/young-people offers advice for young people around mental health, caring responsibilities, finances, drugs and alcohol

· www.youngminds.org.uk supporting young people with a range of mental health problems

· https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/mental-health detailed information on mental health disorders and sources of health

Sex and Relationships

· Friendships and bullying - https://www.kidscape.org.uk/advice/advice-for-young-people/ for excellent support

o Sexwise – this website gives free and confidential information about all aspects of sex and relationships www.sexwise.fpa.org.uk o Information about sexually transmitted infections (STOs) can be found at www.nhs.uk/conditions/sexually-transmitted-infections-stis/

o C Card scheme – this scheme runs in Nottinghamshire and gives young people access to condoms and confidential advice about sex, relationships, contraception and STIs www.ccardnottinghamshire.co.uk

C Card clinics can be found at Beeston Young People’s Centre on West End Tel 0115 9254575 ext 5 and Stapleford Young People’s Centre on Church Lane Tel 0115 9392771

o Nottinghamshire Sexual Health Clinics give free, confidential advice. There is a clinic every day at Victoria Health Centre behind the Victoria shopping centre in Nottingham, and there is a clinic in Beeston at Hope House on a Wednesday 4.30-6.30 Please ring 0115 9627627 for an appointment o The Notts LGBT+ network offers support and information about sexuality and gender identity http://www.nottslgbtplus.co.uk/

o Help and support with unplanned pregnancies can be reached at www.bpas.org or by phoning 03457304030

o Nottingham Rape Crisis can be reached on 0115 9410440 and is for all people over 13 who need help and support around the issue of sexual assault or abuse

· Gender identity

– an excellent resources for transgender, non-binary and gender diverse young people https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/young-people/

Drugs and Alcohol

o Ask Frank - Trustworthy and honest information about drugs and alcohol can be found at www.talktofrank.com

o Nottingham also has a local service to help those who are affected or are struggling with drugs or alcohol. They can be reached on 0115 9560842

Family difficulties

o What About Me. The team here offer one to one support for those who are affected by drug use or mental health problems in the family 0115 9691300 ext 16499 email wam.team@nottshc.nhs.uk

o The Hideout – this website helps those who are affected by violence in the home or family www.thehideout.org.uk

Times of Crisis

o Beat is a local organization that helps people who are struggling with their eating or their body image www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk o Harmless is an organisation that can help those who feel the urge to self-harm www.harmless.org.uk

· Online self harm support for young people 14-19 https://selfharm.co.uk/

o Young Minds provides 24/7 crisis support if you feel you are struggling. If you need urgent help text YM to 85258 o Papyrus – an organisation to help young people who are feeling suicidal www.papyrus-uk.org Tel 08000684141 or text 07786209697 o The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day if you are in distress and in need of support www.samaritans.org or phone 116123

o The Students Against Depression website has lots of information about mental health problems and can help at times of crisis www.studentsagainstdepression.org



 
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