Young Persons Counselling/Advice/Support Directory



www.time-to-change.org.uk end stigma and discrimination of mental health issues



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-         www.alumina.selfharm.co.uk self harm course for 14-18year olds

-         al-anon.org.uk (alcohol related issues for teens) 

Email enquiries@al-anon.org.uk  02074030888 (10-10 everyday)

-         ANXIETY UK - www.anxietyuk.org.uk / www.phobics-society.org.uk

-         www.itsnotyourfault.org.uk Action For Children – support for children and families experiencing parental break-up

-         ASSIST – support and self help for surviving trauma (counselling, friendship, information) for any age. Tel 01788 560 800, www.assisttraumacare.org.uk

   -      ADDICTION HELPER - Free Help For Anyone Affected by Addiction with Advice

 on Both NHS & Private Drug & Alcohol Treatment Options

        Tel 0800 024 1479 / 0203 131 8347 or Text "Help" to 66777  

www.addictionhelper.com   



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-         www.b-eat.co.uk (Beat Eating Disorders) Youthline; 0845 634 7650 Text 07786 201 820 email fyp@b-eat.co.uk (www.mengetedstoo.co.uk online forum and webchat for males with eating disorders)

-         Cirencester Eating Disorders Self Help Group – monthly meetings, contact Pat Ayres 01285 770 385

-         www.bipolaruk.org.uk enables people affected by bi-polar to take control of their lives

-         Bristol Lesbian and Gay Switchboard (BLAGS) for anyone unsure about their sexuality or in need of support, advice or info. Tel; 0117 922 1328 10am-11pm everyday all year, email; email@bristolblags.org.uk

-         www.brokenrainbow.org.uk, help@brokenrainbow, tel; 0300 999 5428 mon-Thurs 10am-8pm/Weds 10am-5pm, Helpline for LGBT victims of domestic violence

-         Bullying and Abuse – for young people experiencing bullying and/or abuse

·        www.thehideout.org.uk

·        www.antibullying.net/youngpeople

·        www.bullying.co.uk

·        www.textsomeone.com

·        www.supportline.org.uk 




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-         County Community Projects 01242 22 89 99 ext. 123 www.ccprojects.org.uk Offers a counselling service for 16-25yr olds in the Stroud District

-         Childline – tel. 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk

-         Children and Young Peoples Services (CYPS) advice line for children and young people. Tel; 01452 894 272

-         Citizens Advice Bureau – Stroud Tel; 01453 759954, www.citizensadvice.org.uk

-         www.childbereavementuk.org, tel; 0800 028 8840

-         www.gloscounselling.org.uk, tel; 01453 766 310, for families and children experiencing difficulties



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-         Doctors - The Chipping Surgery, Symn La, W-U-E, Glos Tel; 01453 842850 Confidential Teenage Drop-in Tuesdays between 2.50pm and 3.20pm

-                        - The Culverhay Surgery, W-U-E, Glos Tel 01453

            - Tel 111 out of hours GP support

-         The Door Youth Project Tel. 01453 756 745 www.thedooryouthproject.org.uk offer 1-2-1 advice and drop in sessions in the Stroud District

-          – Youth Support Teams Substance Misuse Service (free service for under 18s in Gloucestershire) Tel; 01452 547 540, www.whatnowglos.co.uk,

email sas.referrals@prospects.co.uk

-         Drinkline – free and confidential advice about sensible drinking. Tel; 0300 123 1110 Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, 11am-4pm weekends



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-         Emergency Police/Fire/Ambulance Tel 999

-         Emotional wellbeing – www.themix.org.uk and www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling




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-         Frank 0800 77 66 00, www.talktofrank.com free and confidential drugs information and advice 24hrs a day

-         www.familyfocus.org.uk, tel; 01452 397 692, family therapy service for those affected by substance misuse



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-         GMAS (Glos Mentoring And Support) www.gloucestershiremas.co.uk email admin@gloucestershiremas.co.uk 1-2-1/mentoring scheme/parental support

-         www.gay-glos.org young LGBT social group (14-18yrs). Supporting young people and their family and friends

-         GLOUCESTERSHIRE Recovery in Psychosis Team (GRIP) – for 14-35year olds and their families experiencing psychosis 01452 894 790

-         Gloucestershire Eating Disorders Service – self referral for over 18s, Mon-Fri 10am-6.30pm 01242 634 242 www.2gether.nhs.uk/topics/eating-disorders/

-         Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning – www.ghll.org.uk,

email info@ghll.org.uk, tel; 01452 427 354

-         Gloucestershire Domestic Violence Support and Advocacy Project – 0845 3030900


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-         www.harmless.org.uk self-harm forum

-         Healthwatch Gloucestershire – access to info and advice on health and social care needs. Freephone; 0800 652 5193, tel; 01452 504 989, www.healthwatchgloucestershire.co.uk,

email; info@healthwatchgloucestershire.co.uk

-         HIV – Eddtstone Trust, for people affected by HIV in the South West, tel; 0800 328 3508



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-         Independence Trust – support for individuals and families with mental health concerns – 1-to-1, groups, meetings, . Tel; 01452 317 460 / 0845 863 8323, www.independencetrust.co.uk. (activities and support group for young people on Wednesday afternoons in Stroud, call; Sarah Stephenson on 07815 107 471)

-         InfoBuzz - mentoring and counselling www.infobuzz.co.uk 



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-         Katharine Lady Berkeley School, 3 day pw pastoral Support advisor (pupils and parents), 2 day pw counsellor, Talk In Confidence and 6th form peer support/mentoring (contact Miss Khan, Deputy Headteacher -  hkhan@klbschool.org.uk)

-         www.kooth.com free online counselling for young people (M-F 12noon-10pm, weekends 6pm-10pm)

-         www.kidscape.org.uk for anyone concerned about bullying or sexual abuse



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-         Let’s Talk. Free NHS run CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) courses https://www.talk2gether.nhs.uk/how-we-help/ tel. 0800 073 2200




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-         www.mermaids.org.uk email; info@mermaids.org.uk, tel 0844 334 0550 (varying times) support and advice for gender dysphoria (inc families)

-         www.mind.org.uk mental health help

-         The Mix (pre Get Connected)  tel. 0808 808 4994 11-11pm everyday Text. 80849 (free calls and texts – answered in 24hrs – for under 25s)

-         www.bemindful.co.uk

-         www.youngminds.org.uk – audio files, podcasts, downloads, info

-         www.mentalhealth.org.uk – info (inc manual and downloadables) and reseach on mental health issues

-         Muslim Youth Helpline – free confidential counselling, Mon-Fri 6pm-12 midnight, Sat/Sun 12pm-12am (free) 0808 808 2008 

-         www.mensadviceline.org.uk, tel; 0808 801 0327 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) help for male victims of domestic abuse

-         www.missingpeople.org.uk, tel; Freephone; 116000, text; 116000, national Freephone for children and young people forced to leave home/care or have run away

 


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-         NACOA (Nathional Association for children of Alcoholics) tel. 0800 358 3456 www.nacoa.org.uk email - helpline@nacoa.org.uk

-         NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) tel. 0808 800 5000 www.nspcc.org.uk 

(www.there4me.com  – developed by the NSPCC for 12-16year olds)

-         NSHM self-harm Forum www.nshn.co.uk

-         Harmless.org.uk



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-         onyourmindglos.nhs.uk – places to contact/online/call




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Private Counsellors

·        Rhiannon Duggan (Wotton) tel 07966 081 031 free 15min phone consultation, 1-2-1 £40 for 50mins/sibling session £50 for 50min

·        Mim Tait (Wotton) 01453 843 647/07796 231 620 Free initial consultation, 1hr session = £40 (reduced costs for minors)

·        Pamela Gilvear (Wotton) 0771 301 8264 Initial 30min meeting = £20, Regular sessions are %0mins at £40/£50 for families

·        Alida Roberts (Wotton)  tel. 01453 843 507/07833 664 925 therapy@alidaroberts.com Fees £40-£45

-         Papyrus – support and advice for suicidal under 35s. mon-Fri 10am-10pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm 0800 068 4141, email; pat@papyrus-uk.org, text 07786 209 697

 

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-         Rethink Mental Illness – Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline tel. 0808 801 0606 text. 07537 410 022 www.glosselfharm@rethink.org email; advice@rethink.org, www.rethink.org

-         www.relate.org.uk/young-people free live chat tel. 0300 100 1234

-         Royal College of Psychologists – user friendly materiel for the public on mental health problems and treatments www.rcpsych.ac.uk 020 7235 2351

-         Rape Crisis – 01452 526 770 Help for women or girls raped or sexually assaulted at any time in their lives via hepline, telephone support or face-to-face,

email; glosrapecrisis@hotmail.co.uk

-         www.release.org.uk, email ask@release.org.uk, tel; 0207 324 2989 (11am-1pm/2pm-4pm Mon-Fri), advice on drugs and the law



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-         www.samaritans.org  – 08457 90 90 90/ 116 123 all day everyday email; Jo@samaritans.org

-         Shelf Help, low level self help reading recommendations 

 www.reading-well.org.uk/shelfhelp 

-         www.sane.org.uk – phoneline, 4.30pm-10.30pm every eve 08457 678 000




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-         TIC+ Tel 01594 546 117 www.teensincrisis.org.uk counselling service for young people aged 9-21yrs and their families. Mob. 07977 334 433. Online videochat and info and face to face in Glos. www.TICplus.org.uk

-         www.turn2me.org online support groups for anxiety/suicidal thoughts/depression/loss and bereavement

-         www.themix.org.uk free, confidential multi-channel service for 13-25year olds Freephone 0808 808 4994

-         www.time-to-change.org.uk resources to help challenge mental health discrimination plus helplines, info and advice

-         Transgender support www.gloscats.org.uk

·        TRANSPORT – Community Transport for anyone without regular forms of transport, any age www.forestroutes.org, tel; 01594 812 613


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www.victimsupport.org.uk for all victims of crime, tel; 0845 303 0900

Voice – children’s rights advocacy for children in need and in care, helpline 9.30am-6pm Mon-Fri 0808 800 5792 www.voiceyp.org




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-         Winston’s Wish  - guidance and info for bereaved children and families. Tel; 08452 030 405 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Weds 7-9.30pm) www.winstonswish.org.uk



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-         Youth Support Team (YST) – Stroud – 01453 763 993, on Facebook and Twitter, email; info.glos@prospects.co.uk

-         www.youngminds.org.uk audio files, podcasts, downloads, booklets

-         www.youngglos.org.uk 11-25yo learning and social support tel. 01452 501 008 email hello@youngglos.org.uk

-         Youthline – 0345 634 7650

-         www.youngcarers.org.uk, tel; 01452 733 060, children and young people under 25 affected by family issues with physical or mental health



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