Websites

You will find a range of websites offering practical information, advice and support about feelings and situations that you or someone you know may be experiencing.

Alcohol

www.talktofrank.com - (Call 0300 123 660, Text 8211, e-mail via the website or Live Chat via the website between 2pm and 6pm). Discuss any issues surrounding drugs or alcohol. There is also lots of information available on the website.

 

https://stem4.org.uk/addiction/identification/ – Website offering information and advice about various mental health issues, including addiction, in young people. There is also a messageboard for support.

 

Anxiety

www. anxietyuk.org.uk/get-help/anxiety-information/young-people-and-anxiety/ - There is a dedicated section on the website for Young People with explanations of different aspects of anxiety & self-help advice.

Arguments/Conflict

http://thehideout.org.uk/young-people/home/ - Lots of information about different types of abuse in domestic situations or in relationships & advice on how to cope / make safe plans / talk about what’s happening.

Bereavement

www.hopeagain.org.uk - (Send a message via the website that will be answered by another young person who has experienced bereavement).

Bullying

http://www.bullybusters.org.uk/young_people/ - Information on different types of bullying as well as support and coping strategies.

Young Carers

https://www.carersfirst.com/copy-of-young-carers-1 - Local information and support for young carers.

Drugs

www.talktofrank.com - (Call 0300 123 660, Text 8211, e-mail via the website or Live Chat via the website between 2pm and 6pm). Discuss any issues surrounding drugs or alcohol. There is also lots of information available on the website.

 

https://stem4.org.uk/addiction/identification/ – Website offering information and advice about various mental health issues, including addiction, in young people. There is also a messageboard for support.

Eating Disorders

www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk - (Call 0808 801 0711 or e-mail fyp@beateatingdisorders.org.uk  between 3pm and 10pm) Support and information for young people with eating disorders.

 

https://stem4.org.uk/eating-disorders/identification/  - Website offering information and advice about various mental health issues in young people, including eating disorders. There is also a messageboard for support.

Emotional Abuse

http://thehideout.org.uk/young-people/home/ - Lots of information about different types of abuse in domestic situations or in relationships & advice on how to cope / make safe plans / talk about what’s happening.

Epilepsy http://www.shepsgroup.uk/epilepsy-information - (e-mail ange.barre@shepsgroup.uk) - Information available about epilepsy as well as advice and help. There is also details of a support group, however this is based in Shrewsbury.

Gender Identity

www.lgbtstoke.co.uk/galaxy - (Call 0300 123 0970 or message via the online form or visit facebook page at www.facebook.com/gaygalaxyyouth). They operate a drop-in youth support group for 13-18 year olds every Saturday at The Picadilly Project, 57-59 Picadilly, Hanley ST1 1HR between 12pm-4pm

Grooming

www.thinkuknow.co.uk - – Online advice service for young people helping them to stay safe online. There is also a link to report things to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection). 

www.ceop.police.uk - Service for young people to report online abuse to a child protection officer.

Homelessness

www.ymcans.org.uk - (Call 01782 222 376 or e-mail hello@ymcans.org.uk).

 Online

www.thinkuknow.co.uk – Online advice service for young people helping them to stay safe online. There is also a link to report things to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection).

 

www.ceop.police.uk - Service for young people to report online abuse to a child protection officer.

 

www.knowaboutcse.co.uk/youngpeople/ - Lots of advice for young people regarding Child Sexual Exploitation including sexting, grooming etc. Access to & info about apps such as Zipit app to help deal with CSE online and help staying safe online.

Physical Abuse

www.thehideout.org.uk/youngpeople - Lots of information about different types of abuse in domestic situations or in relationships & advice on how to cope / make safe plans / talk about what’s happening.

Pregnancy

www.staffordshireandstokeontrent.nhs.uk/Services/contact-sexual-health.htm - (Call 0300 123 0970 Monday to Friday 9am-3pm). Confidential information and advice service.

 

Genitourinary Clinic – (Call 0300 7900 165). The Clinic is based at Cobridge Community Health Centre, Church Terrace, Cobridge ST6 2JW in Building H. Walk-in appointments are available on Mon, Tues, Thurs & Friday from 8:30-5pm. Pre-booked appointments are available Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri from 6pm-7:30pm & on Weds from 8:30am-7:30pm. Walk-in & appointments are also available on Saturday from 10am-1pm.

 

www.brook.org.uk – website with lots of info about sex. There is also information about services eg contraception, pregnancy tests

Self-Harm

www.papyrus-uk.org - (Call HOPELineUK on 0800 068 41 41 or text 07786 209 697 e-mail pat@papyrus-uk.org.) This service is available 10am to 10pm weekdays & 2pm to 10pm weekends. There is a shorter service on Bank Hols from 2pm to 5pm.

 

www.stem4.org.uk – Website offering information and advice about various mental health issues in young people. There is also a messageboard for support.

Sex/Sexual Health

www.staffordshireandstokeontrent.nhs.uk/Services/contact-sexual-health.htm - (Call 0300 123 0970 Monday to Friday 9am-3pm). Confidential information and advice service.

 

Genitourinary Clinic – (Call 0300 7900 165). The Clinic is based at Cobridge Community Health Centre, Church Terrace, Cobridge ST6 2JW in Building H. Walk-in appointments are available on Mon, Tues, Thurs & Friday from 8:30-5pm. Pre-booked appointments are available Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri from 6pm-7:30pm & on Weds from 8:30am-7:30pm. Walk-in & appointments are also available on Saturday from 10am-1pm.

 

www.brook.org.uk – website with lots of info about sex. There is also information about services eg contraception, pregnancy tests

 Sexual Abuse

www.savana.org.uk - (Call 01782 433 205 or leave a message at 01782 433 204 & you will receive a reply within 24 hours or e-mail info@savana.org.uk) Savana offer counselling as well as forensic examination etc at Unit C, Metro Business Park, Clough Street, Hanley ST1 4AF.

 

www.catch-22.org.uk – (Call 01782 237 106 or e-mail nigel.sargeant@catch-22.org.uk). Support for young people who are the victims of Child Sexual Exploitation. Young people can self refer & it also supports YP who are “missing”.

 

www.knowaboutcse.co.uk/youngpeople/ - Lots of advice for young people regarding Child Sexual Exploitation including sexting, grooming etc. Access to & info about apps such as Zipit app to help deal with CSE online and help staying safe online.

Sexuality

www.lgbtstoke.co.uk/galaxy - (Call 0300 123 0970 or message via the online form or visit facebook page at www.facebook.com/gaygalaxyyouth). They operate a drop-in youth support group for 13-18 year olds every Saturday at The Picadilly Project, 57-59 Picadilly, Hanley ST1 1HR between 12pm-4pm

Suicide

www.papyrus-uk.org - (Call HOPELineUK on 0800 068 41 41 or text 07786 209 697 e-mail pat@papyrus-uk.org.) This service is available 10am to 10pm weekdays & 2pm to 10pm weekends. There is a shorter service on Bank Hols from 2pm to 5pm.

 

www.thecalmzone.net - (Call 0800 58 58 58 OR have a webchat via the website). Support for males with suicidal feelings.

General www.childline.org.uk  A children and young person's website offering information, guidance and support about a wide variety of topics.