Links for Young People
Bullying Online: www.bullying.co.uk
Loads and loads of advice and information for parents and children alike about different kinds of bullying, legal advice and problem pages.
Caledonia Youth Project: www.caledoniayouth.org
This is a confidential support site to offer information and support links to enable young people to make informed and responsible choices in their personal and sexual relationships.
Channel 4 Health: www.channel4.com/health
Information about all aspects of health from complementary medicine to mind matters and mental health.
Childline (tel. 0800 1111): www.childline.org.uk
For young people and for individuals who are concerned about the safety and well-being of young people. The help and advice section has pages about bullying, abuse, homelessness, suicide and much more.
Cruse Bereavement Care: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk
Provides advice and support for bereaved people of any age. Has a network of local branches and publications.
Depression in Teenagers: www.depressioninteenagers.co.uk
This site offers support, advice and self-help approaches to coping with the effects of depression and low mood.
Stress and Anxiety in Teenagers: www.stressandanxietyinteenagers.com
This site offers support, advice and self-help approaches to coping with the effects of stress and anxiety.
Eating Disorders Association: www.edauk.com
Provides support and information for people with eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia and their friends and family.
This website provides information about drugs, and where to get help.
Its not your fault: www.itsnotyourfault.org
All about divorce and separation. Sections for parents, teens and younger children.
Great resource for young people at secondary school, it has sample lessons and tests for science, maths, English, languages and humanities, as well as revision guides and homework planners.
Mad not Bad: www.madnotbad.co.uk
A website designed for service users, carers and families by a service user, with contributions from many other service users discussing their experiences of mental health problems, and services. Also opportunities to share artwork and poetry. Plenty of links to other relevant sites too.
No Panic: www.nopanic.org.uk
Support and recovery groups for those with anxiety problems including phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Royal College of Psychiatrists: www.rcpsych.ac.uk
Lots of information in the Mental Health Information Section. Search by subjects for leaflets and fact sheets about many subjects from depression to sleep problems. Also pages specific to child and adolescent mental health - Look under mental health and growing up for parent/child friendly leaflets.
R U OK?: http://www.ru-ok.org.uk/
Great website for young people. Information on relaxation, anger management, etc. This isnt a complete alternative to teenagers talking to someone else but it can help them to work out strategies to help themselves.
Teenage Health Freak: www.teenagehealthfreak.com
Everything from A-Z listings of problems to eavesdropping on other peoples questions and answers. Opportunity to email questions anonymously or read Petes diary.
The Samaritans (08457 909090): www.samaritans.org.uk
Frequently asked questions about what you can expect if you call. Information about what to do if you are worried about your friends. Offers online and telephone support.
The Site: www.thesite.org
Your guide to the real world. Sex, relationships, health, money, drugs, careers, legal and housing advice.
The Who Cares Trust: www.thewhocarestrust.org.uk
Information for anyone living in care.
Wired for Health: www.wiredforhealth.gov.uk
Mainly for adults/teachers, but some useful stuff all the same. Section about mental health with facts and figures.
Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk
Simple clear advice on mental health problems. Sections for children, young people, parents and professionals. Information about everything.
Young Peoples Sexual Health Net: www.ypsh.net
All the information you need on sexual health, clinics and support.