Children & Young People’s Resources

Below are useful sources of information. Some of these are specifically in Lincolnshire, others are national. If you feel that there are useful websites, leaflets or other resources that you want to see on this page, please contact tvl@voiceability.org and we can add these for you.


 Children’s Services in Lincolnshire


Lincs2Advice – signposting and guidance website, with specific information around family and young people’s agencies.

Children’s Services in Lincolnshire – A site for children, parents and professionals

Teeninfolincs – Information and advice for young people in Lincolnshire (Some of the information on teeninfolincs is not suitable for young people aged under 13.)

Children’s Services Commissioning Team – there is a link here for you to tell the Children’s Services team you they think about the services they commission.

Kooth.com is a free, anonymous, confidential online counselling, advice and support service for young people aged 11-19 years living in Lincolnshire.


National Websites and helplines


Childline – UK’s free helpline for children and young people. It provides confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem. It comforts, advises and protects.

Get Connected – Free, confidential telephone and email helpline finding young people the best help whatever the problem. Provides free connections to local or national services, and can text information to callers’ mobile phones.

Samaritans – Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.

Frank – Confidential information and advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or solvent misuse.

The Site – online guide to life for 16 to 25 year-olds. It provides non-judgemental support and information on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs.

Youth Access – national membership organisation for youth information, advice and counselling agencies.

Children’s Legal Centre – An independant organsation raising awareness of legal matters among young people across the UK and provides support with legal representation to children and young people.


If you are homeless:


Framework – Framework helps homeless people, including those who sleep rough, to get back on their feet with accommodation and support.

Leap – Providers of housing and support services to vulnerable young people in lincolnshire


Self Harm Websites:


HeadMeds – giveing young people in the United Kingdom general information about medication. Its everything you want to know but didn’t know how to ask.

Recover Your Life – One of the biggest and best Self-Harm Support Communities on the internet

National Self Harm Forum – Supporting individuals who self harm to reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life

National Self Harm Network – Useful information, advice and first aid guidance.


 Bereavement


Grief and Loss Centre, Lincoln – Provides emotional support and counselling for children and young people aged 8 years and above who have been bereaved. For more information contact them on 01522 546168 or visit their website.

Lincolnshire IAPT (run by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) offer services for young people aged 16+.

Cruse Bereavement Care, Boston – A charity offering support and counselling from age 6 up to adults. They can be contacted by phone through their helpline on 01205 357396 or via email on boston@cruse.org.uk.


Eating Disorders


BBC – Eating Disorders – Factfile to help you understand if you have an eating disorder.

NHS: Eating Disorders – Helping you to understand the different types of eating disorders.

Beat: Understanding eating disorders – Online forum and helpline, talking to people who can really help. Advice on treatment options.

Young Minds: Eating Disorders – advice and information on how to live with, and beat eating disorders.


Suicide


PAPYRUS –  a national helpline, HOPELineUK, including text and email services, providing practical help and advice to vulnerable young people and to those concerned about any young person who may be at risk of suicide.

Depression Alliance – find out information about your local self help community groups

Students Against Depression –   information and resources validated by health professionals alongside tips and advice from students who have experienced it all themselves.

Bullying UK – Support for people who may be being bullied and advice and guidance for those who know someone affected.