Support Services for Physical and Mental Health
Childline.org.uk Confidential 1-2-1 online advice, plus private in-box. Includes on-screen advice on relationships, exams, difficulties at home or school and more.
www.bullying.co.uk Help and advice for young people being bullied. Includes lots of information for pupils doing school projects on bullying.
https://www.becomecharity.org.uk/for-young-people/care-factsheets/ - Fact Sheets About Being In Care – these are produced by Become and in addition to being produced in English, each of the factsheets have been translated into five languages - Arabic, Kurdish, Pashto, Tigrinya, Vietnamese, and Albanian.
https://gmiau.org/about-us/speaking-out/children/age-assessments/ - Download 'A guide to the age assessment process" which will explain what an age assessment is and how you can get help if you need it
Staying Safe Online
www.thinkuknow.co.uk Get the info on how to stay safe while having fun online.
https://www.childnet.com/blog/watch-online-safety-films-created-by-young-people-? - During the 2020 lockdown over 130 young people across the UK got creative and made short films to inspire their peers to stay safe online and make the most of the internet. In this blog from Childnet.com, there is a selection of the best files and a closer look at the young people who created them.
https://www.drwg.org.uk/resources - Worried about how to keep yourself safe online 'Digital resilience resources from the UKCIS Digital Working Group'
https://www.comparethemarket.com/broadband/content/screen-usage-guide/ - A Guide for Understanding Screen Addictions and Engaging in Responsible Digital Use
https://sway.office.com/FploDJBdvUMG9Ivf?ref=Link - Read our latest newsletter about Online Safety
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www.healthforteens.co.uk For information on health and relationship advice for teenagers.
Diversity and Inclusion
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/mental-health-resources-black-teens - If you are black and you have been affected by what you have seen in the news or social media, this article discusses ways to look after your mental health and seek help.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52978346 - De'Graft presents a Newsround special programme all about fairness, protest and people coming together to reject racism.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/bp-advice-for-helping-to-stop-racisim - Blue Peter want our world to be a place of peace and kindness, which means doing our bit to stand up and speak out against racism and being kind to everyone. In this video, Richie and Mwaksy share their personal experiences of racism and along with Lindsey, give some advice about how you can play your part in ending racism for good.
https://counseling.northwestern.edu/blog/racial-trauma-retraumatization-film/ - This is an American academic link with some sensitive and easy to understand material around racial trauma and the psychological impact that movies and TV shows have on mental health
Migrant and Refugee
https://miclu.org/who-is-who - The Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU) – a specialist legal and policy hub based at Islington Law Centre in London, have a guide in multiple languages to the professionals you might meet. MiCLU represent young people who have been displaced by war, fleeing abuse, trafficked into the UK for exploitation and slavery and young people separated from their families and effectively “invisible” in terms of civil and legal status because of immigration laws.
Care Leaver Local Offer: Home (careleaveroffer.co.uk) - Are you confused about what support you will get on leaving care? You can use this website to compare your Local Authority’s Local Offer and check out what you can expect.