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Resources: Young people
Al-Anon Family Groups is an organisation for people affected by the drinking of a friend or relative (in the past or present). Alateen is an organisation for young people aged 12-17 affected by others’ drinking.
1:1 counselling for young people aged 19 years and under living in the Bristol area with a gambling addiction or those affected by the gambling addiction of a friend or family
Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity providing information and support for people with eating disorders. Their services include Helplines, Message Boards, and Online Support Groups. Their website also has a services directory, information on local support groups as well as the regional support projects they run.
Helpline for adults and Youthline for under 25’s
Youth group for trans, non-binary, gender variant and/or gender questioning young people aged between 13 and 21.
Bullying UK is a national website which gives advice and information to anyone who is being bullied in any way.
Helpline for 15-24 yr old men at the onset of depression. It is a campaign and charity targeting young men with a helpline, magazine and online community, but CALM listens to anyone who needs help or support.
The Carers Centre is a local charity supporting people who care for family and friends. They offer expert advice, breaks from caring, emotional support and understanding. All services are free. CarersLine helpline for carers also available.
ChildLine offers a confidential helpline on a wide range of issues that affect children and young people.
EACH is a charitable support agency for people affected by homophobia. It provides a UK Freephone Actionline for people affected by homophobia, giving callers the opportunity to be heard and offered help and support. The Actionline also provides a homophobic incident reporting line for the West of England.
Freedom Youth is a fun, safe, inclusive and supportive project for those aged 13-19 years, where you can meet other lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer or questioning young people. It’s open to anyone questioning their sexuality or gender – no labels applied! As well as groups, the Freedom staff offer one-to-one support and signposting, including to Off The Record’s in-house LGBTQ counsellors. The service is operated by Off The Record.
A monthly safe space for young people (13-25 years old) who might be questioning their gender identity, or who identify on the trans spectrum, to talk about gender and what it means to them. Sessions are workshop based and provide support, information and signposting.
Gendered Intelligence has produced a number of resources which will be useful for young trans people, their families, and those who work with them.
Get Connected is the UK’s free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25 who need help but don’t know where to turn. It could be anything from a listening ear to somewhere safe to stay for the night.
Help Counselling offers help to distressed young people in a confidential setting. With services available from as little as £3, Help Counselling work with both parents and children to support young people in all aspects of their life.
Mermaids provides a helpline aimed at supporting transgender youth up to and including the age of 19, their families and professionals working with them. The helpline offers emotional support, a gateway to the parents and teens forums, information about current legislation and protections under the law, plus signposting to training and resources.
Offer a free and confidential service offering support to vulnerable youth in need. Common issues range from relationships, mental health concerns, sexual abuse and religious issues. MYH prides itself on its non-judgemental ethos, in-line with their non-judgemental ethos they treat all enquiries seriously and do not turn away any person in need, regardless of religious background.
Bristol-based charity that provides advice, support, information and a helpline for children of alcohol-dependant parents
Youth counselling available to anyone 11 years or above. No fixed fees, clients are asked to make a donation if they are able to do so.
Off the Record provides free, confidential and independent services for children and young people that require support with their emotional health and well-being. This service is available for individuals living in Bath and North East Somerset.
Off the Record provides free confidential, self-referral specialist information, advice, informal support and counselling for young people in Bristol, aged 11 – 25. Appointments can be arranged through the helpline or via email.
Papyrus helpline HOPElineUK is a specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling and to anyone who is concerned about a young person.
Helpline for young people who are thinking of running away or who have run away from home.
for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Helpline, texting service, online live chat and specialist men’s and young people’s lines.
Self-injury Support offers a text and email support service (TESS) for girls and young women under 25 affected by self-injury. They also run a Women’s Self-injury Helpline open to women of any age as well as delivering talks and training about self-harm.
Confidential support for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence or abuse at any time in their lives. SARSAS provide information, emotional support, signposting advice, and specialist counselling and group work for women and girls aged 13+
Confidential support for men and boys who have experienced sexual violence or abuse at any time in their lives. SARSAS provide information, emotional support, signposting advice, and can help you to access counselling services.
The Bridge Foundation provides a range of psychoanalytic and counselling services for children, young people, adults, parents and families – giving support to anyone experiencing emotional difficulty or trouble.
The Children’s Society is a children’s charity dedicated to creating a society where children and young people are valued, respected and happy. They are Christian charity committed to helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, including safeguarding children in care and young runaways.
The Rainbow Centre for Children provides free and professional support to children and their families affected by life threatening illness and bereavement.
Well Aware offer online information specifically about boys’ and mens’ mental and physical health. They provide self-help manuals and online support as well as offering an online forum.
Free counselling for young people aged 11-18 years. Deliveres in Nailsea, North Somerset
National helpline providing support for children and young people after the loss of a parent through bereavement.
The YMCA are a leading christian organisation committed to supporting young people times of need. They offering accommodation, family work, health and well-being support as well as various other advice lines.
This web site is a key information resource for young people who self harm, their friends and families, and professionals working with them.
YoungMinds is a national charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of all children and young people under 25. They offer advice, training, campaigning and various publications.
They also have a parents’ helpline for parents worried about their children.