We understand that it can be difficult for young people to know where to get help and support on the issues that face young people today. This information page is designed to help you to find support and information on a number of topics facing young people. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please contact the Practice on 01202 974700 for further advice.
LIFE CAN BE HARD... BUT...
Life is often hard but support doesn't have to be. The Mix website aims to empower everyone under the age of 25 with the knowledge to make the right steps in life. There is a huge amount of information on embarrassing problems and weird questions on the following website. To access just click on the link below
www.themix.org.uk or contact for FREE on 0808 808 4994 open 11am-11pm every day
Keep Love Sweet is a service designed to provide sexual health information and advice including contraception, safer sex,condoms and infections for people in Dorset.
For information, advice or someone to talk to, call 0300 303 1948 or visit the website:
The Junction provides Family Planning and Sexual Health Advice.
For information, advice or someone to talk to call 01202 646915 or visit the website link below:
MERMAIDS: support for teenagers and children with gender identity issues. www.mermaidsuk.org.uk
Space Youth Project: Dorset-wide LGBT+ youth groups www.spaceyouthproject.co.uk
Over the rainbow www.rainbowbournemouth.co.uk
New Sexual Health website from June 2017. This is a single point of access for the people of Dorset. It contains information on clinics, contraception, emergency sexual health and sexually transmitted infections. Please visit the link below.
DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
FRANK is a free friendly confidential drugs advice service. For more information contact 0300 123 6600. Or visit the link below:
Risky Business offers advice and information for dealing with risky behaviours and to help navigate the risks in adolescence. There are lots of links to other support websites such as eating disorders and self harm under their contacts tab. There is also information for parents and carers. Please click on the link below to visit the website.
Young Addaction provide friendly and expert advice on drugs and alcohol for young people aged 10 to 17.
Dorset mind aims to help people deal with mental health concerns and support people caring for those with mental health issues. It is an independent charitable provider of mental health services. There is information on what to do and where to get help in a crisis and other information on befriending, under 18 services and over 18's information.
They are based at 3 Stratfield Says, 20-22 Wellington Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8JN
Call on 01202 551660 or visit their website via the link below:
Young minds - a website with information for children and young people and their parents/carers about mental health problems: Follow the link below:
Kooth - Free,safe and anonymous online support for young people. Online access until 1pm. Provides mental health support for children /adolescents. You can register and gain access to counselling and more specialist psychology support.
BULLYING (INCLUDING WORKPLACE AND CYBER)
Bullying is distressing and no-one should be expected to tolerate any kind of bullying. Bullying Advice for young people, parents/carers and information on cyber bullying can be found on the following website. There is also a confidential help line, please call 0808 800 2222.
Support for Young People with Special Educational Needs and or Disability
Information, Advice and support for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability and their Parents or Carers. From 0- Age 25 years.
email@example.com or 01202 451970
If you are experiencing or witnessing Domestic Abuse. The Hideout website contains lots of information for both children and young people. Please click on the link to access the website for support:
www.thehideout.org.uk alternatively contact Childline on 0800 111 111 or visit their website below
Sexual exploitation is a type of abuse. It happens when a young person is encouraged, or forced to take park in sexual activity in exchange for something. Help and support is available via Barnardos. click on the link below to go straight to Barnardos's website.
OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES:
The Samaritans- for any age...someone to talk to.
General Health concerns www.patient.co.uk
Local Safeguarding and Childrens Board. www.bournemouth-poole-lscb.org.uk and select the children and young people tab.