Useful Links for Young People

Anti-Bullying Alliance

Web: http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/ A group who want to stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) calculator

BAC levels are used to determine if a person should be able to operate a motor vehicle legally. This guide will explain what BAC is, why it’s important to know your level before making decisions, and what the consequences of some of those decisions might be. It also includes a BAC calculator, please click below. BAC calculator

Brook

Tel: 0808 802 1234 Web: http://www.brook.org.uk/ The sexual health charity for young people under 25 offering confidential advice.

Bullying UK

Tel: 0808 800 2222 Web: http://www.bullying.co.uk/ Support and guidance for bullying related matters and the effects the occur because of the bullying.

Carers Direct

Tel: 0300 123 1053 Web: http://www.nhs.uk/ Confidential information and advice for anyone looking after someone else.

ChildLine

Tel: 0800 1111 Web: https://www.childline.org.uk/ Support, information and advice for children on any topic they want to talk about.

DrugRehab

Tel: 0844 223 2080 Web: https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/bullying/ An information resource that provides well-researched and fact-based guides, pages, and articles about substance abuse, addiction, and mental health issues.

EACH

Tel: 0808 1000 143 Web: http://www.each.education/ EACH has a freephone Actionline for children experiencing homophobic bullying.

Frank

Tel: 0300 123 6600 Web: http://www.talktofrank.com/ Call for confidential and friendly advice about drugs from professional advisers who will give you straight up, unbiased information.

FPA

Tel: 0845 122 8690 Web: http://www.fpa.org.uk/ For information and advice on contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, abortion, or planning a pregnancy.

Guide to Screen Addictions

Web: Complete guide to screen addiction | Compare the Market The time we spend in front of screens has a huge influence on our lives. Take control and ensure your digital devices have a positive impact on your life.

Head Meds

Web: http://www.headmeds.org.uk/ Head Meds offers a database of all the medication which you could be potentially prescribed. In addition to this it offers the correct dosages for your age and the risks which follow from taking the medication.

Healthwatch North Somerset

Web: Healthwatch North Somerset  A local, independent champion for people who use health and social care services. Our role is to listen to your experiences of using services, including GPs, dentists, and hospitals, and speak out on your behalf. We collect and analyse people’s views to ensure that those who run the services you use know what works and what doesn’t. We can help with signposting and providing you with the information you need to access health and social care services in your local area.

Kooth

Web: https://kooth.com/ Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

Mind

Tel: 0300 123 3393 Web: http://www.mind.org.uk/ Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

MyTutor

Web: https://www.mytutor.co.uk/schoolsblog/2017/07/21/student-mental-health-problems/ A useful overview of ways to support students with mental health issues; full of practical advice, tips, and information.

North Somerset Parent Carers Working Together

North Somerset Parent Carers Working Together – helping to shape services in North Somerset for children and young people up to 25 years with additional needs and/or disabilities. NSPCWT offers free training, events, signposting and support to Parent Carers in North Somerset whilst gathering their collective voice to help effect positive change.

NSPCC

Tel: 0800 1111 (For U18’s) / 0808 800 5000 Web: http://www.nspcc.org.uk/ National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a charity which works to ensure protection and support for children and young people.

Pregnancy Advisory Service

Tel: 03457 30 40 30 Web: https://www.bpas.org/ For information and advice on abortion and pregnancy services that are available to you.

SEND and You (SAY) SENDIAS Service

Web: SEND and You (SAY) SENDIAS Service free, confidential and impartial statutory service offering information, advice and support for children and young people with Special educational needs and or a disability (SEND) and their families, as well as Professionals about all areas of SEND.

SupportLine

Tel: 01708 765200 Web: http://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/a-z.php An A-Z of contacts for all kinds of problems that relate to all ranging from exam stress to gambling.

The Samaritans

Tel: 08457 90 90 90 Web: http://www.samaritans.org/ Confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day, for people who feel distressed, despairing or suicidal.

Young Minds

Tel: 020 7089 5050 Web: http://www.youngminds.org.uk/ Young Minds is a charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They can also offer training and promotional leaflets about sensitive topics such as depression and anger.

Youth Access

Web: http://www.youthaccess.org.uk/ Youth Access provides information, advice and counselling on a vast range of topics concerning young people.