Useful links

Links to organisations which work with children and young people which you may find helpful.

 

Contact YPAS if you want to recommend any other sites you have found helpful.

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FOR YOUNG PEOPLE:

 

WHATS WORRYING YOU – YOUNG MINDS:

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/whatsworryingyou

 

WHATS THE PROBLEM – YOUNG MINDS:                             http://www.youngminds.org.uk/about/whats_the_problem

 

LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF – YOUNG MINDS:                    http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_children_young_people/better_mental_health

 

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF – YOUNG MINDS:                               http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_children_young_people/better_mental_health/believe_in_yourself

 

EAT WELL FEEL BETTER  – YOUNG MINDS:                            http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_children_young_people/better_mental_health/look_after_your_body

 

EXERCISE AND MENTAL HEALTH  – YOUNG MINDS:                       http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_children_young_people/better_mental_health/exercise_mental_health

 

FRIENDS & FAMILY CAN HELP – YOUNG MINDS:                 http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_children_young_people/better_mental_health/friends_family

 

 

 

FOR PARENTS / CARERS:

 

SEXTING – NSPCC: 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/sexting/

 

WORRIED ABOUT YOUR CHILD – YOUNG MINDS:                  http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/worried_about_your_child  

 

PARENTS SURVIVAL GUIDE – YOUNG MINDS:                    http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/parents_guide

 

UNDERSTANDING CHILDHOOD –  downloadable leaflets                

http://www.understandingchildhood.net/

 

DIGITAL PARENTING –  a free magazine to help parents understand their child’s place in the digital world

http://www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting/learning-and-fun/digital-parenting-magazine.html

 

SAFE SEARCH ENGINE -  site for KS2 a safe search engine for Children/Young People

http://www.swiggle.org.uk/

 

 

FOR PROFESSIONALS:

 

SEXTING IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES  - Responding to incidents and safeguarding young people

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/551575/6.2439_KG_NCA_Sexting_in_Schools_WEB__1_.PDF

 

YOUTH ACCESS  - Resources That Will Help You Develop the Quality of Your Services and Practice

http://www.youthaccess.org.uk/resources/practice-resources

 

NSPCC  - Impact and Evidence Hub

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/services-and-resources/impact-evidence-evaluation-child-protection/

 

 

 

OTHER USEFUL LINKS A-Z

 

Action for Children

leading voluntary sector provider of children's services in the UK

 

ADT Healthcare

Advisory and Referral service for people with addiction problems

 

Alder Hey: CAMHS

Services to support children and young people up to the age of 18

 

ADDvanved Solution

Supporting children, young people and families with Neurodevelopmental conditions in Liverpool communities

 

ADHD Foundation
For children and young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and their families

 

Barnardo's - Action with Young Carers
Supporting children and young people under 18 who care for a family member

 

Barnardo's - Real Love Rocks
Raising awareness around child sexual exploitation and what a healthy and safe relationship is

 

Brook Advisory Service

Sexual health service for young people

 

Brownlow Health Practice

City Centre GP practice

 

Bully Busters

Merseyside based Anti Bullying Project

 

Bullying UK
info and support for young people, parents and teachers

 

CALM
free phone and web help, information and advice for young men aged 15-35
 

Childline
free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK

 

Citizens Advice Partnership - Liverpool

Liverpool advice services

 

Early Help Directory - Liverpool

Information, advice and support. local services and activities

 

Family Fund

Grants available if you’re raising a disabled or seriously ill child

 

Freedom Programme

Dedicated to bringing the Freedom Programme to those who need it

 

FYI: Fun Youth Involvment

Accessible mental health website

 

Get Connected
free email and telephone helpline for young people

 

Health Watch

Gives a voice to users of NHS and social care services in Liverpool

 

Kidscape
the only national charity helping to prevent bullying and child abuse

 

Mersey Care

NHS mental health service

 

Mermaids
family support group for children and teenagers with gender identity issues
 

Merseyside Play Action Council
resource centre developing activities for children and young people
 

Merseyside Youth Association
offers facilities and activities to young people across Merseyside
 

MIND: Children, Young People & Mental Health
information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health

 

Mood Gym

A self-help website cbt programme for depression
 

National Association for Youth Justice
human rights for young people
 

NSPCC
campaigns to end cruelty to children
 

National Youth Advocacy Service
independent representation and advice, ensuring that the voice of children and young people can be heard in matters affecting them

 

PAPYRUS

National charity for the prevention of young suicide.

 

Positive Futures

Works with young people to give them access to support, guidance and opportunities

 

PSS: Spinning world

Therapeutic service for Asylum Seekers in Liverpool

 

Queer Youth Network
for all young people to learn about issues LGBT young people face in a persecuted minority
 

RASA
Rape and sexual abuse centre for women in Merseyside

 

RASA for Men

Supporting men who are survivors of sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse and rape
 

RU-OK
self-help for teenagers, info for parents and mentors
 

Samaritans
available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress
 

Solve It
support and info for young people about volatile substance (solvent) misuse

 

South Liverpool Domestic Abuse Service

12 week programme for 14-19 yrs olds

 

Talk to Frank
free confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day

 

Talk Liverpool

Liverpool NHS therapy service

 

The Brain Charity

Offers emotional support, practical help, and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends and carers.

 

TheSite.org
support and guidance support and guidance through life for all young adults
 

Who Cares? Trust
for children and young people living in residential or foster care

 

WHISC

Women’s Health Information & Support Centre

 

Winston's Wish
helps bereaved children and young people with a family death

 

Young Addaction

Specialist drug and alcohol treatment agency

 

Young Minds
committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people
 

Youth Works Consulting
expert advice and support for youth workers
 

Your Teenager
helping parents and carers to handle teenage behaviour and build positive relationships

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