Links 2021: Health

Beat Eating disorders

Founded in 1989 as the Eating Disorders Association, our mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. Around 1.25 million people in the UK suffer from these illnesses, many in secret. They are of all ages, genders and backgrounds – eating disorders do not discriminate. Eating disorders include bulimia, binge eating disorder, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED), and anorexia, which tragically has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, though all eating disorders can be deadly.

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Brook – Sexual health & wellbeing for under 25s

Brook has been at the forefront of providing wellbeing and sexual health support for young people for over 50 years. Our services in local communities, our education programmes, our training for professionals and our campaigning work means that young people are better equipped to make positive and healthy lifestyle choices.

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Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call us on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.

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Contact – For Families with Disabled Children

We support families with the best possible guidance and information. We bring families together to support each other. And we help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.

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EachOther is a UK-focused charity that uses independent journalism, storytelling and filmmaking to put the human into human rights. The digital content we produce is grounded in the lived experience of ordinary people affected by human rights issues. We involve them in the process of developing their stories, rather than talking for or over them. Theirs are the voices we platform and amplify to our audience of over a million viewers each year. In this way, we hope to grow public support for human rights here in the UK.

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Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online mental wellbeing. You can chat online, join the Booth community and find helpful articles, personal experiences and tips from young people and the Kooth team.


Lonely not alone

Take a step into the Lonely Not Alone universe, a safe place for young people to share stories, find our tribe and discover the one small step that could help to make things better. The universe goes on forever. Loneliness doesn’t have to.

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Pete’s Dragons

Our overarching aim at Pete’s Dragons is to put ourselves out of business, we don’t want to be supporting people after a suicide because we don’t want suicides to occur in the first place. Our contribution to this aim is our highly skilled and experienced training and consultancy department which offers workshops and courses in all aspects of suicide postvention (bereavement), intervention and prevention as well as wellbeing and mental health maintenance.

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Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools. Our tried and tested model is backed by research. We believe that children should not have to face mental health problems alone.

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SafeSpot (App)

Safespot is an iPhone and Android app that promotes positive mental wellbeing in children and young people and has been designed to help children and young people with their coping skills.


self-care strategies for young people

Self-care is about the things we can do to look after our own mental health. Young people told us that when they are struggling they are usually told to see a professional. They don’t often get much advice about how they could help themselves.



Cornwall’s Information, Advice and Support Service is a statutory service which is run at ‘arm’s length’ from the Local Authority and provides free, confidential, impartial advice, guidance and support to parents of children with special educational needs and children and young people with SEND. It aims to promote good working relationships between children, young people, parents, education settings and the LA, whilst seeking to empower them to play an active and informed role in their child’s education.



If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, our trained Shout Volunteers are here for you, day or night. If your life is at imminent risk, please call 999 for immediate help. Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service. You can text from wherever you are in the UK.

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Solomon Theatre Company

Solomon Theatre Company – since 2003 – specialists in communicating messages that result in crime reduction, improved community safety and the promotion of healthy schools and healthy lifestyles.

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Student Minds

Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. ​They empower students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change.

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Students Against Depression

Students Against Depression is a website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking. Alongside clinically-validated information and resources it presents the experiences, strategies and advice of students themselves – after all, who better to speak to their peers about how depression can be overcome?

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The A-Z of Consent

The A-Z of Consent is free to download and share. The Consent Coalition is a group of organisations within Nottingham who are working together to raise awareness of the importance of consent, banish myths about rape and sexual violence, and encourage survivors and victims to access support and report any sexual violence.

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The curly hair project

The Curly Hair Project is a social enterprise that supports people on the autistic spectrum and the people around them, founded by autistic author Alis Rowe. We use cool things like animated films, comic strips and diagrams to make our work interesting and easy to understand!


The Five Pathways

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) is best known for its major ‘Breakthrough Britain’ reports, which identified the five Pathways to Poverty – family breakdown, educational failure, worklessness, addiction and crime, and problem debt and housing. All of these pathways to entrenched poverty are interconnected and many of those trapped in poverty have experienced more than one of these problems. Through its work in each of these areas the CSJ seeks to move the poverty debate away from a simple fixation with a single ‘poverty line’ and instead look carefully at the lives of those living in poverty and what can be done to change those lives and eradicate poverty for good.


The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via our online community, on social, through our free, confidential helpline or our counselling service.

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The Shores

The Shores is the dedicated Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for Dorset, providing a comprehensive service to men, women and children who have been raped or sexually assaulted. We offer a safe and non-judgemental environment which focuses on the needs of you, the individual. All clients are treated with dignity and respect.

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We All Feel It campaign (NSPCC)

Childline is here for young people of all genders. But we know that some people find it harder to talk about their mental health than others, and this can leave them feeling isolated or alone. Whatever’s going on inside, #WeAllFeelIt, and we can help you get it out.


White Gold Cornwall

White Gold Cornwall works with children, young people and adults across the whole of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly providing 1:1 mentoring to help them navigate life’s challenges. We aim to support, guide and, if appropriate, challenge young people who are vulnerable or at risk, present unacceptable or challenging behaviour, are excluded from, or failing to engage in, education, lack confidence, self-esteem and/or social skills, orre involved, or at risk of becoming involved, with the Criminal Justice System.

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Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish is a childhood bereavement charity in the UK. The charity offers a wide range of practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals. The charity currently supports 40,000 bereaved children and young people per year

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YGAM Parent Hub

Whilst the majority of gambling activities are for over 18’s it is still important to educate your children around gambling activities including Informing parents around gambling activities and legislation, educating parents on gambling influences and the effects of gambling and safeguarding their children by holding conversations with their child and identifying potential harms.


YGAM Student Hub

Welcome to YGAM University and Student Page. This is a page to help you find out more about gaming and gambling and the support available to you if you’re worried about yourself or someone else.


You and Co

You & Co is Victim Support’s youth programme that helps young people cope with the impact and effects of crime. You do not have to report the crime to the police to get support from us.

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Young Minds

We’re the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. We want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

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Your Way (Cornwall)

Your Way is a partnership between several youth and mental health services in Cornwall. Passionate about all aspects of our work, we provide quality youth services in Cornwall for and with young people aged 10 and over. Through our services you can access a variety of support within your community and online. This includes support for your mental health and emotional well-being, supporting you back into education, employment or training, as well as opportunities to volunteer across our projects. We’ll also encourage and support you to get involved in our service design, delivery and evaluation in order for us to continually make improvements to the service.

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