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The websites below provide health and wellbeing guidance for young people.

Alcohol

Drinkaware – information about underage drinking

Bullying

ADL – combatting bullying and cyberbullying

Peer mediation conflict resolution training to help children and teachers deal with bullying

Spirit Day – showing support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth

Advice about bullying and how Childline can help

Drugs and alcohol

Drugs and alcohol advice for young people from East Riding Council

The Corner Young People’s Substance Misuse Service, Sheffield

Eating disorders

Support for under 25s on eating disorders

Eating disorders quiz from the Emily Program Foundation

Support for people in South Yorkshire with eating disorders

Sheffield University questionnaire for people who think they may have an eating disorder

Housing and homelessness

Roundabout is Sheffield’s youth homeless charity providing shelter, support and life skills to young people aged 16-24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Keeping well

NHS Choices advice for children and young people about keeping active

Advice for young people on health and relationships

Young Minds – how to look after your mental health

ZEST provides a stop smoking service for young people 18 years and below

Mental health and emotional wellbeing

Door 43 offers support to 13-25 year olds on a range of emotional wellbeing issues in a young person centred environment. The service focuses on early intervention and low level support and is not a specialist mental health service. The staff at Door43 are not able to conduct mental health assessments or provide intensive one-to-one sessions or clinical treatment, but they will refer young people to appropriate services if required.

Money

Buttle UK can provide financial help to young people who receive no support from their parents or guardians so that they can further their education or employment. 

Self-harm

Epic Friends – advice on how to help a friend who is self-harming

Information about self-harm from the Royal College of Psychiatrists

How to help yourself if you are self-harming

NHS Choices advice on how to get help if you are self-harming

Self-harm coping techniques from Childline

Information about self-harm from Internet Matters

Sexual health

Sexual health testing clinics in Sheffield

Terence Higgins Trust (support for people with HIV) – find a local centre

Brook (confidential sexual health advice) – find a local service

Sexual Health Sheffield offers free and confidential sexual health services

Sexual health in Barnsley – The Gateway Clinic

Lloyds Pharmacy sexual health tests and advice

NSPCC information about healthy sexual behaviour in children and young people

Services just for young people

Chilypep  is the Children and Young People’s Empowerment Project with the purpose to promote the rights, wellbeing and opportunities of all young people across Sheffield and South Yorkshire. It includes the STAMP Group about  Mental Health.

Sheffield Futures offer a range of services aimed at young people to help them with every aspect of their lives. They provide support in schools and youth clubs and offer a helping hand when times are hard. They encourage young people to have their say on the matters that affect them, work to protect young people from risk and encourage them to live a positive and productive life.

SAYiT works with young people and professionals to make real lives better. We provide practical support around LGBT+ life, sexual health, HIV and mental wellbeing, while our training helps organisations improve knowledge and address discrimination.

Sheffield Young Carers is an independent charity that has existed in Sheffield since 1997. They are dedicated to supporting young carers across the city.

The Element Society are a non-profit youth charity based in Sheffield, delivering development, social action and enterprise programmes to young people and vulnerable adults. They aim to empower young people to make a positive change their communities, raise their aspirations and become role models to their peers.

Teenage Cancer Trust is a cancer care and support charity in the UK that exists to improve the cancer experience of young people aged 13–24. Founded in 1990, the charity’s key service is providing specialist teenage 

Young Healthwatch Sheffield are a group of volunteers that work with Healthwatch Sheffield to make sure children and young people’s views of health and social care services are listened to. They take on different roles and gain valuable experience. Any young person aged 14-25 who lives in the Sheffield area and is interested in volunteering for Healthwatch Sheffield can be part of Young Healthwatch.

 

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