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If you are in immediate danger, or life is at risk then please call 999 immediately.

Advice & General Information

  • Healthy Sandwell – Helping you to find the support you need
  • Find A Helpline – All of the nationwide helplines for you to get support from
  • Childline – Free confidential service to help young people under 19 with any issue they are going through
  • Runaway Helpline – Information, help, and support and options for young people thinking of running away or already away
  • The MIX – The Mix’s Crisis Messenger text service is available 24/7 and open to anyone aged 25 or under living in the UK
  • Citizens Advice – General information for young people including employment, housing, family matters, money, benefits, health, the law, travel and transport
  • Health for Teens – The school nursing website in Sandwell
  • BBC’s Guide –  to feeling bored, flat and unmotivated. Click here to get some things that can help
  • Finding Support Online

Alcohol & Drugs

  • Al-Anon – Support for the families and friends of alcoholics
  • DECCA – Drug and Alcohol support for young people in Sandwell
  • Cranstoun – Drug and Alcohol support for adults in Sandwell
  • Talk to Frank – Honest information about drugs
  • Health for Teens – The school nursing website in Sandwell

Bereavement

  • Cruse Bereavement Care – Provides support and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies
  • Hope Again – Set up for young people by young people to share their experiences of dealing with the loss of a loved one
  • Child Bereavement Network – The hub for supporting bereaved children & young people
  • Health for Teens – The school nursing website in Sandwell

Bullying

Coronavirus

  • Every Mind Matters – Advice on how to transition back to school or college after Covid-19
  • Student Space – Help & Guidance for students through coronavirus
  • The Mix – Support for young people returning to university after lockdown
  • For help and support with mental health, click here
  • For more information regarding Covid-19, please click here

Crime & Youth Justice

  • Youth Justice Legal Centre – Information and support for children and young people who may find themselves involved in the criminal justice system
  • Just for Kids Law – Provides advocacy, legal support and assistance to young people in difficulty; particularly those in trouble with the law, looked after children and those at risk of exclusion from school
  • Victim Support – Free and confidential support and information to help people cope with the effects of crime
  • Crime Stoppers – An online service to report if a crime has taken place
  • Citizens Advice – General information for young people including employment, housing, family matters, money, benefits, health, the law, travel and transport
  • See more advice about Crime & The Law here!
  • Emergency Services – Call 999 immediately if there is any risk to life 

domestic violence & abuse

  • Black Country Women’s Aid – Supporting survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence
  • 24 – Hour National Domestic Violence -A national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf
  • Rights of Women – Information and support on a wide range of legal issues including violence against women, family and criminal law and asylum and immigration
  • REFUGE – Information and advice on violence against teenage girls and young women
  • RESPECT – Free advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse
  • Everyone’s Invited – A movement committed to eradicating rape culture
  • Health for Teens – The school nursing website in Sandwell
  • Barnados – Support for victims of sexual abuse and exploitation
  • NSPCC – Helping children move on after abuse
  • St Giles – Helping children living through adverse experiences
  • The UK Government’s Stop Abuse Together campaign – a new advice and support site to help keep you and other children and young people in your life safe from sexual abuse

DRUGS

Eating Disorders

  • BEAT – Support for eating disorders
  • Health for Teens – The school nursing website in Sandwell

Education & Employment

EQUALITY & HUMAN RIGHTS

  • Equality Advisory Support Service – Information and support on issues relating to equality and human rights
  • Child Law Advice Service – Specialist advice and information on child, family and education law including a charged call back advice service
  • Lawstuff – Information specifically aimed at young people covering a wide range of topics including education, crime and the police, children’s rights and leaving home
  • Migrant Children’s Project – Help and support for migrant, asylum-seeking and refugee children in the UK.
  • Make Our Rights Reality – A movement of young people demanding our rights, coordinated by Youth Access – a charity working for the rights of every young person to be able to get support when and where they need it
  • Know Your Rights – Sandwell Children’s Trust’s Guide to Children & Young People’s Rights
  • Citizens Advice – General information for young people including employment, housing, family matters, money, benefits, health, the law, travel and transport

Gambling

  • Big Deal – Support and information about gambling
  • St Giles – Helping children living through adverse experiences

Housing & Homelessness

  • Shelter – Information and advice for young people on any housing related problems
  • St Giles – Helping children living through adverse experiences
  • Citizens Advice – General information for young people including employment, housing, family matters, money, benefits, health, the law, travel and transport

LGBTQ+

  • Stone Wall – Online information service providing details on lesbian, gay, bi and trans rights and issues affecting LGBT people
  • Switchboard -Information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity
  • Educational Action Challenging Homophobia – Help and support for children & young people experiencing homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying or harassment
  • The Proud Trust – The home of LGBT+ Youth
  • Mermaids – Helping gender – diverse children and young people
  • Hate Crime Reporting Centres

Looked After Children & Young People

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Medical Needs

Money & Debt

  • Step Change – Information and advice for dealing with debt
  • The Money Advice Service – Information, help and support on all aspects of money advice
  • National Debt Line – Information and support for dealing with debt and money issues
  • St Giles – Helping children living through adverse experiences
  • Citizens Advice – General information for young people including employment, housing, family matters, money, benefits, health, the law, travel and transport

Online

Physical Activity

Relationships

  • Healthy relationships
  • Abusive relationships
  • Meeting up with someone you met online
  • Online dating
  • Flirting online
  • Online friendships
  • Healthy friendships
  • Age gap relationships
  • Catfishing

safeguarding

Sandwell Services

SELF – HARM

  • Self-Injury Support – A national organisation that supports girls and women affected by self-injury or self-harm
  • National Self – Harm Network – An online forum providing crisis, support, information, advice and resources for people who self-harm and their family and carers
  • Health for Teens – The school nursing website in Sandwell
  • Papyrus – Prevention of young suicides

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sexual content

sexual health

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Social Media

transition from primary school to secondary school

  • Anna Freud Supporting children transitioning from primary school to secondary school

Young Carers

  • Sandwell Young Carers
  • Babble – Young carers community. Offers information and support. Includes advice for coping with feelings and links to organisations that may be helpful
  • Carers Trust – Information, advice, discussion and support for carers
  • Carers UK – Information advice and support for people who need help looking after a friend or family member

Youth Voice

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