A youth-centred website and magazine for young people aged 11-18
Here we offer further information and support resources to help you with your mental wellbeing and if you are struggling on your own.
The resources are listed alphabetically. Drop down the menus to find out more about each one and visit the websites.
CAMHS is the name for the NHS services that assess and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties. A referral is needed by a clinician.
This service is for people of all ages across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – including existing and previous service users and people who have never used mental health services before.
Freephone: 0808 800 3302 - 24 hours a day
The National Crime Agency's CEOP Education team aim to help protect children and young people from online child sexual abuse. If you are 11-18 years old this website offers resources on helping to keep you safe online including: what to do if you are worried about something happening online involving you; if you are questioning or feeling uncertain about your gender or sexual identity there is information and resources available; are you unsure what sexual consent is? then there is information here to help you understand what consent is and what it isn't; have you been asked to send a nude photograph? Read about things to consider and ways to say no.
Childline is to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are there to support you. On the website there is information to help with topics such as home and families, feelings, you and your body, school and college and more. You can even sign up and create your own ‘locker’ which is your personal place on Childline. You can customise how it looks, write in your journal, chat with counsellors and join message boards.
Health for Teens introduces a new and different way for young people aged 11-19 to learn about their health. The website features bite-sized information on a comprehensive range of physical and emotional health topics for teenagers, including healthy eating, body image, managing stress, advice on relationships, puberty, sexuality and much more. Movie clips, audio snippets and quizzes make the site engaging and interactive, and young people are able to share content easily with their peers via social media.
Hope Again 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 services on offer, a listening ear from other young people and advice for any young person dealing with the loss of a loved one.
This is a service that offers advice, assistance, and emotional and practical support. It offers information and help for young people and the non-abusing parent through a programme of play and educational activities designed to improve social skills, self-esteem and cooperative play. Also, JADA+ Therapeutic Services offer a confidential, safe, non-judgemental and empathic environment in which children and young people can share and explore challenges that they are experiencing, allowing them to move forward.
The lonely Not Alone universe is a safe place for young people to share their stories and to connect with others who’ve had similar experiences and may have found a way to make things better; to know none of us are alone. This interactive website allows you to share your story anonymously and read other people's experiences.
Tellmi is a safe, anonymous app where you can talk about absolutely anything. From anxiety to autism, dating to depression, or self-harm to self-esteem, sharing your experiences with the awesome community helps you to feel better. Moderators check everything to keep you safe and the in-house counsellors are always on hand if you need extra support.
The Mix can help 13–25-year-olds take on any challenges you are facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. You can talk via the online community or through the free, confidential helpline or our counselling service.
This website aims to empower young people to make informed choices about their mental health & wellbeing. Resources include a 24/7 text support service, a youth wellbeing directory and self-care strategies if you are feeling low and anxious.
This website provides confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person.
Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The talk²sort Mediation Service works with young people aged 11-19, and their families, who may be having problems at home or with their relationships. We support people to explore ways of resolving conflict to reduce the likelihood that a young person will face homelessness in both the immediate and distant future.
Delivered by Leicestershire County Council this service offers support for 11-19 year olds to improve mental health and emotional wellbeing. Areas include:
- Self esteem
- Body image
- Building resilience
- Supporting healthy relationships
Visit the website for a full description of what is on offer. Young people can access the service by completing the Teen Health 11-19 referral form.
Whether you want to understand more about how you're feeling, get information about a mental health condition or find out what support is available to you, there are guides to help you. There is also a blog for real stories from other young people who have struggled with their mental health and how they got through it.
YoungMinds Textline: Text YM to 8525. Provides free, 24/7 text support for young people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis. Further information can be found on the website.
If you have a brother or sister who is disabled, has special educational needs or a serious long-term condition this website offers information and tips.
HCYC are really pleased to finally announce that we have re-started a young carers provision for Harborough District in partnership with Voluntary Action South Leicestershire (VASL).
The Young Carers Group is to support young people aged 11-18 in the Harborough District who care for someone at home.
- A fortnightly group at The Cube, held on Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm
- Trips in the school holidays
- Supportive and friendly youth workers
- Support with transport to and from the group
Attendance at the group is by referral only, please contact email@example.com
It is important that you take the time to look after yourself and others. In this section we highlight some of our wellbeing articles.
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