BEAREAVED YOUNG PEOPLE
Bereavement charity supporting grieving children and families.
Most people who are involved with young people are aware of this common problem. All schools have an anti-bullying policy. You should always tell someone. Bullying can happen in lots of ways, and it is not just a problem in schools.
Staying Safe while Gaming
DRUGS & ALCOHOL
Not always fun and plays a big part in anti-social behaviour. For help and advice contact:
County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service
Drug & Alcohol Support
Recovery Centre Durham
Centre for Change
81-88 Whinney Hill
03000 266666 (Option 1)
Alcohol Support (Drinkline)
Freephone - 0300 1231110
Also try www.drinkaware.co.uk
Advice and help for housing, life skills, and benefits can be accessed through SHAID 01207 238 241, or call in at 94A Front Street, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0HU.
Consett Churches Detached Youth Project
01207 501 863
Derwentside Detached Youth Project
Durham Young People's Supported Accommodation
Remember, asking for help is the most important thing - it's the first step to feeling better, whatever the problem.
Everybody has a 'mental health' and we all have experience of things like stress, anxiety, and depression.
For more general info visit www.youngminds.org.uk
Every Mind Matters
If you care, share
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, the Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day; 08000 516171.
Support for young parents.
Pregnant and unsure?
03000 263 538
01207 594 562
Social Care Direct
Just think how much fitter, fresher, and richer you'll be! Keep up with the States, where teen smoking is dropping fast. See our nurses at the surgery or try:
A Better Life
NHS Smoking Helpline
Freephone - 0800 022 4 332
All young people are entitled to confidential treatment, even if they are under 16. Health professionals treating under 16s have to be certain that they are behaving responsibly, through their own choice, and that they understand the advice or treatment options.
Queens Road Surgery offers family planning appointments with the doctor or nurse at any time. Other Family Planning Clinics are held in Shotley Bridge Hospital (Tuesday evenings) or at Stanley Health Centre (Wednesday evenings). Contraception is free, and all young people are welcome to collect free condoms.
CASH (Contraception and Sexual Health)
0191 372 8700
Sexual Health Services
Morning after pill
Not just for the morning after unprotected intercourse, but for up to 72 hours. It works best when taken early. GP surgeries, the Out of Hours centre at Shotley Bridge Hospital, and some chemists provide this pill free of charge.
Whether you are looking for support for your own mental health at university, support for a friend or loved one, or for services that might be available to you as a student, help is available.
Support for young carers and their families across County Durham.
The Bridge Young Carers Service