Links and Sources of Support

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A Message for Children and Young Peoplethis external link will open in a new window - Early Help leaflet

Childlinethis external link will open in a new window can be contacted for support - If you are worried about anything, it could be something big or something small please contact them.

ChildLine is a free, confidential helpline for all children and young people in the UK. You can call at any time of night or day, and talk about any problem. Phone 0800 1111.

Your Voice Cumbriathis external link will open in a new window - Work with you to find a way to express the issues that are on your mind, especially when they are affecting your emotional and mental well-being.

NYAS - National Youth Advisory Servicethis external link will open in a new window - NYAS offer information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to you.

Kooth.com - Free online support, chat and forums - It's safe and anonymous.

Fearlessthis external link will open in a new window - A place to give information about crime, safely and anonymously, online at Fearless.org.

Safety Netthis external link will open in a new window - Safety Net offers support for children and young people regardless of gender or sexual orientation who have been raped, sexually abused, subject to sexual exploitation or who have suffered domestic abuse.

MindLine Cumbriathis external link will open in a new window is the country's first dedicated mental health helpline.  MindLine Cumbria will help you talk through your concerns, understand your problems better, explore your options, or just be there to listen when you are feeling distressed, alone or unable to see a way forward.  MindLine Cumbria is also there for people worried about the mental health of a family member, friend or colleague.  They are open 12pm-9pm Monday-Friday, 5pm-9pm Saturdays.  Contact them - they are here to help.  Phone 0300 561 000, www.mindlinecumbria.orgthis external link will open in a new window, email info@mindlinecumbria.org.  Follow them on Twitter @MindlineCumbria.  Registered Charity No. 1113649

Young Carer - A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.

AGENDAthis external link will open in a new window - A young people's guide to making positive relationships matter.  AGENDA is a free online toolkit developed with young people, for young people.  Supporting young people to raise awareness of gender inequalities, sexual harassment and violence.  (Cardiff University, Children's Commissioner for Wales, NSPCC Cymru, Welsh Government, Welsh Women's' Aid, 2016). 

Links and sources of support

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Physical Abusethis external link will open in a new window - For when an adult deliberately hurts you, such as hitting, shaking, throwing etc.

Emotional Abusethis external link will open in a new window - This would happen, for instance, when a child is being unfairly blamed for everything all the time, or told they are stupid and made to feel unhappy.


Sexual Abusethis external link will open in a new window - An example of sexual abuse would be where a child has been forced to take part in sexual activities or in the taking of rude photos.

Say Somethingthis external link will open in a new window - A space for young people to share any worries they have about themselves or their friends. The helpline is provided by a national charity with lots of experience in supporting young people. As well as the helpline, there are a number of resources to help raise awareness about safe and healthy relationships available on the website. It's free, 24/7 and anonymous. If you have concerns about yourself or a friend then Call or Text 116 000 to talk to someone who can support you

The Story of Jaythis external link will open in a new window - A short YouTube video on sexual abuse - relationships arenít always what they seem, sexual exploitation and grooming can happen to anyone and itís important you recognise the signs and know how to protect yourself.

NSPCC - The Underwear Rulethis external link will open in a new window

BLAST Projectthis external link will open in a new window - Support for boys and young men who have been, are being, or are at risk of being sexually abused.

Know The Signs - Emma's Story - A Victim's Perspective of Child Sexual Exploitation


Neglect - If you're not getting the important things you need, or you're not being looked after properly by your parents or carers you might be experiencing neglect.

Let Go - Domestic Violence Service from Impact Housingthis external link will open in a new window - When an adult in a family or relationship threatens, bullies or hurts another adult e.g. physically, psychologically, emotionally, sexually or financially.

The Birchall Trustthis external link will open in a new window - A registered charity providing counselling for children and young people who are survivors of rape, sexual abuse and/or incest. The sexual abuse can be recent or historic.

The Hideoutthis external link will open in a new window - Help for children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it's happening to you.

Barnardo's Be Safe Guidethis external link will open in a new window

Bullyingthis external link will open in a new window

Online Bullyingthis external link will open in a new window

Homophobia - LGBT Youth can help support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people. You can get in touch in a number of ways if you have a question, need advice or support, or are just looking for someone to talk to.

Social Networksthis external link will open in a new window

Bullyingthis external link will open in a new window - Get advice and support whenever you need it, helpline, live online chat, forums and email support.

Kidscapethis external link will open in a new window - Advice and learn practical skills on how to deal with bullying. 

Drugsthis external link will open in a new window

Alcoholthis external link will open in a new window

Smokingthis external link will open in a new window

Life is a Rollercoasterthis external link will open in a new window - Information for 11-16 year olds in Cumbria.

FRANKthis external link will open in a new window - Friendly, confidential drugs advice for young people.

Rise Abovethis external link will open in a new window - Rise Above is where you will find interesting and useful stuff from the web and beyond to get us all talking about the things that matter to us. Youíll find inspiring and useful stories, videos, games and advice.

It can be difficult to talk to people when you're having difficulties with your mental health. Doc Ready is a tool which helps you get ready for the first time you visit a doctor to discuss your mental health, see http://www.docready.org/this external link will open in a new window

Suicidal Thoughts and Feelingsthis external link will open in a new window

Mental Healththis external link will open in a new window

Eating Problemsthis external link will open in a new window

YoungMindsthis external link will open in a new window - Information for you about mental health and emotional wellbeing.

CEOP thinkuknowthis external link will open in a new window - Find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out whatís good, whatís not and what you can do about it.

Sextingthis external link will open in a new window

Zipit Appthis external link will open in a new window - Zipit is a free app for you which is designed to provide you with witty images to send in response to a request for explicit images, and advice on how to stay safe - for Android, Apple and BlackBerry smartphones (and iPod touch).

Childline on Social Media (Facebook, YouTube and Instagram)this external link will open in a new window

Social Networksthis external link will open in a new window

So you got naked online leaflet (PDF)this external link will open in a new window - Find out more about how you can help yourself or your friend and perhaps get some advice and a plan for how to improve things.

Keep your photos private on Instagramthis external link will open in a new window

Indecent images of children: guidance for young peoplethis external link will open in a new window - The Home Office has published guidance to help young people understand the law on making or sharing indecent images of children.  The guidance includes: definitions of some of the terms used in legislation; examples of situations covered by the law; three short films highlighting the harm that viewing indecent images of children can cause. 

Online Grooming Ė A Guide For Young People, Parents & Carersthis external link will open in a new window

KidSMART - Be smart onlinethis external link will open in a new window

About Self-harmthis external link will open in a new window

Self-harm Coping Techniquesthis external link will open in a new window

YoungMindsthis external link will open in a new window - Information for you about mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Young Minds, the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and the Royal College of Psychiatrists have created a series of films and digital resource packs on self-harm. These have been created with the help of children and young people, parents and professionals - Young Mindsthis external link will open in a new window

Self-harmthis external link will open in a new window - Support for young people impacted by self-harm.

Self-harm Help - Local and nation resources for young people impacted by self-harm.

Self-harm Guide and Informationthis external link will open in a new window

Understanding Self-harmthis external link will open in a new window - Explains self-harm, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself.

National Self-harm Networkthis external link will open in a new window - Support, advice and advocacy services to people affected by self harm.

 

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