Students: If you are being bullied or have other problems at, or outside of, College you should always talk to a trusted adult FIRST if you can. For example: a parent/carer, your tutor, your Year Head or a teacher.
The links on this page may be of help. Some are for parents so check. Try to gather information first, Get Connected, is good for this. Remember: the telephone lines are only for those young people who are in major difficulties and should not be used lightly.
Parents: the page includes links for adults/parents/carers
Devon safeguarding children site which contains information on lots of topics
Children who are reported missing to the police
If a child is reported missing to the police then the Reducing Exploitation and Absence from Care or Home team will become involved. A social worker from this Reach team will meet with the young person.
Young Minds offers lots of useful advice and helplines that you may wish to contact.
People may talk to you about CAMHS: Child Adolescent Mental Health Service. Click the red box to find out more.
Mental Health. Depression. Finding Life hard to cope with
Free confidential help and information on a wide range of issues specially designed to support young people
Freephone 0808 808 4994
Youth Helpline Tel:0845 634 7650
Helpline. Tel: 0808 800 2222
Childline offers lots of advice on issues that may be affecting you or your friends. Confidential service for young people. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Online chats with a counsellor: click the logo
Tel: Childline on 0800 1111
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Tel. 08457 90 90 90
For teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal.
Tel. 0800 068 4141
Non-judgemental support, practical advice and information from trained professionals for young people who are worried about how they are feeling and anyone concerned about a young person – from Monday to Friday between 10am and 10pm and/or weekends & bank holidays between 2pm and 5pm.
Tel. 0800 068 4141
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
support group for young men who are feeling unhappy.
Tel. 0800 585858
Young Mind Parents Helpline
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Sane Line – 0845 767 8000
Tel. 0808 802 5544
Alatee believe that if one member of the family is alholic then the whole family is effected by that. Alateen meetings are attended by 12-17 year olds. They meet to share their experiences of having, or having had, a problem drinker in their lives. They help and support each other
Recommended by CAMHS counsellor, this book is designed to help younger people who are suffering stress and anxiety.
Click for more details
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