Teens

UPDATED: 24.10.18
In this section you can find support for problems that may concern young people.

For support on other issues, such as Abuse, Bullying, Online Safety, Pregnancy, Self Harm select the link from the menu on the left.

ChildLine 
http://www.childline.org.uk (opens in a new window)
Childline provide support and counselling for anyone up to the age of 18. Childline can discuss anything of concern.
Helpline: 0800 11 11 (lines open 24 hours)
 

The Mix
http://www.themix.org.uk/
Offers support via helpline, email and confidential 1-2-1 chat to young people (up to 25), to help find the correct support or information, whatever the problem.
Helpline: 0808 808 4994 (lines open Sunday – Friday 2pm - 11pm)
Email: help@themix.org.uk.
1-2-1 chat: (Sunday – Friday 2pm - 11pm, Saturday 8pm – 11pm)
 

Domestic Violence
https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/home-families/family-relationships/domestic-abuse/
Information and support from Childline for children affected by violence in the family.

Brook on Consent
https://www.brook.org.uk/your-life/consent
Includes information on the age of consent, your rights and sexual harassment.

The Calm Zone
https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help/exam-stress/?gclid=CJCVppexur4CFdShtAodbl4ACA (opens in a new window)
Information on dealing with exam stress.

Anger issues
http://www.themix.org.uk/mental-health/looking-after-yourself/dealing-with-anger-6631.html
Advice on dealing with feelings of anger. Learn how to be assertive and not aggressive.

Patient UK - body image

https://patient.info/health/body-dysmorphic-disorder-leaflet 
Information on Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

Missing People - Runaways
http://www.missingpeople.org.uk (opens in a new window)
Missing People offer support advice to anyone who is missing or has run away, and the families of those missing.
Helpline: 116 000 (lines open 24 hours)
Text: 116 000
Email: 116000@missingpeople.org.uk

Spurgeons
http://www.spurgeons.org/ (opens in a new window)
In partnership with local authorities, Spurgeons support vulnerable children and their families to find solutions to challenges faced.
Email: info@spurgeons.org

Catch 22
http://www.catch-22.org.uk/Whatwedo (opens in a new window)
Catch 22 work in towns and cities across England and Wales to support young people, including offender rehabilitation.

NYAS
http://www.nyas.net/ (opens in a new window)
NYAS provide advice and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults. Advisors are available to discuss various issues including parental divorce.
Helpline: 0808 808 1001 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm)
Emailhelp@nyas.net

Hope Support Services
http://www.hopesupport.org.uk/
Support for young people aged 11-25 who have a family member diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

Action For Children
http://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Action for Children supports vulnerable children, young people and their families during difficult times, such as parental separation.

You & Co
http://www.youandco.org.uk/
Victim Support’s help for young people coping with the impact and effects of crime. You do not have to report the crime to the police to get support.

Knife Free
https://www.knifefree.co.uk/
The possible results of carrying a knife and encouragement to go knife free.

Gangsline
https://www.gangsline.com/
Information on how being a member of a gang can impact on you and your family for the rest of your life.

Government Information - Marriage and Civil Partnership 
https://www.gov.uk/marriages-civil-partnerships/overview (opens in a new window)
Government information on the legal age of marriage and parental permission in the UK.

Coram Children’s Legal Centre 
http://www.childrenslegalcentre.com/ (opens in a new window)
Providing information and representation to children, young people, their families and carers.

Young Minds
http://www.youngminds.org.uk (opens in a new window)
Young Minds support young people on a range of mental health issues.