Useful websites for young people in Swindon

The Dock

The Dock 173The Dock is a new and different way for young people to find out about services that are here to help them in Swindon.

From Wellbeing to college, e-safety and getting involved in volunteering, there are lots of people available to support you in your next steps.

The Dock website

(http://thedockswindon.co.uk)

On Trak

On Trak youth counselling

On Trak is a counselling service for young people aged 14 to 19 who are experiencing mental health and emotional well-being problems and would like to talk to an adult who can help.

Swindon Borough Council website > On Trak

(www.swindon.gov.uk/info/
20046/youth_services/101/youth_
counselling)

Targeted Mental Health Services (TaMHS)

TaMHS

Support for the emotional wellbeing of children and young people aged up to 19.

You will need to speak to a trusted adult who can refer you, such as: your GP, social worker, health visitor, member of staff at the children's centre, school or college, or a parent support advisor.

Swindon Borough Council website > Targeted Mental Health Services (TaMHS)

(www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20048/health_
support_for_children_and_young_people/
125/targeted_mental_health_services)

Swindon MIND

SwindonMindSwindon Mind offers one-to-one appointments to explore possible solutions to someone's emotional distress and to identify their strengths and skills to aid their recovery.

Swindon Mind website

(http://swindonmind.org)

Childline

ChildlineThis is a 24-hour telephone helpline for children and young people to get info and advice about a wide range of issues.

It's confidential, and free - even from mobiles.

Calls don't show up on phone bills. 

Childline website

(www.childline.org.uk)

Out of the Can (LGBT group)

Out of the Can

For young people in need of support around or for those are unsure about your sexuality or just want to make new friends.

Their website isn't ready yet, but you can email them at ootc@hotmail.co.uk.

Swindon Women's Aid - information for young people

Swindon Womens Aid website 250

For information on abusive relationships among young people or if you want to talk to someone confidentially about your situation please call this dedicated Children and Young People's Service.

Swindon Women's Aid website > information for young people

(www.swindonwomensaid.org/our-services/information-for-young-people)

U-Turn

U-turnU-turn is a specialist service that provides support, help and guidance to young people (and their families) that have alcohol and/or drug-related problems.

Swindon Borough Council website > U-Turn

(www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20046/
youth_services/76/alcohol_drugs_
and_substance_abuse_support_for_
children_and_young_people)

FRANK

FRANK website 200FRANK helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don't).

FRANK provides friendly, confidential advice.

FRANK website

(www.talktofrank.com)

National Bullying Helpline

National Bullying Helpline 173A nationally recognised, advice centre for anyone involved in bullying.

Don't suffer in silence - check out this website, which includes a special Kids' section, to see who can help you.

National Bullying Helpline

(www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk)

NSPCC

NSPCC logo 200The website of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

Expert advice from NSPCC advisors, who are all trained child protection officers.

NSPCC website

(www.nspcc.org.uk)

Beat (Beating Eating Disorders)

Beating eating disorders 159Beat is the UK's eating disorder charity. Beat's vision is that eating disorders will be overcome.

Beat's aims are:

  • To change the way everyone thinks and talks about eating disorders
  • To improve the way services and treatment are provided
  • To help anyone believe that their eating disorder can be overcome

Beat website

(www.b-eat.co.uk)

Swindon Sexual Health

Swindon Sexual Health 200Swindon Sexual Health provides a free and confidential service in clinics across Swindon.

The website offers sexual health advice, testing, treatment and support to everyone.

Staff are friendly, professional and experts in what they do.

Swindon Sexual Health website

(www.swindonsexualhealth.nhs.uk)

Walk-in Centre

Walk-in Centre page thumbnailHealth services and support for young people in Swindon town centre.

You can use some services seven days a week, on a walk-in basis, that is, you can just turn up without an appointment, whether you are registered with them or with a different GP.

Walk-in Centre

 

Thanks

We would like to thank STEP (Swindon Ten to Eighteen Project) for their help with this page.

We asked them to research and test websites which they thought would be appropriate for young people living in the Swindon area, and these are the ones they recommended.

To find out more about STEP please see the STEP website (www.swindonstep.org.uk).

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