Students at secondary schools in West Cornwall will receive specialist support for self-harming issues under a new service being launched in April. Young people will be able to access support from the Mind and Body programme being launched by YZUP, a service for 11-18 year olds provided by substance misuse and mental health charity Addaction.
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.
Build Sound Minds
We all have ups and downs in life. But as a parent, you can help your child feel ready to cope with life’s challenges when they arise. Build Sound Minds is a campaign for improving young people’s emotional wellbeing. We offer advice on how to support your child – and look after yourself.
We provide free, confidential and impartial advice. Our goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face. People come to us with all sorts of issues. You may have money, benefit, housing or employment problems. You may be facing a crisis, or just considering your options.
Our mission is to provide a service to address the issues affecting children and young people who have experienced abuse. We offer a supportive and therapeutic environment where children and young people, care givers and professionals can receive appropriate advice and information and share their experiences through individual and group work. As the only BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited organisation in Cornwall, CLEAR counselling services work to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
Disrespect Nobody (Home Office)
The Disrespect Nobody campaign from the Home Office focuses on healthy relationships. There is a website with information about sexting, relationship abuse, consent, rape, pornography, and where to get help. There are also videos about sexting, relationship abuse and consent. The videos are animated but suitable for young people and try to be practical and humorous. The videos come with closed captions and can be accessed here.
Ditch the Label
Bullying, Diversity, Health, Online Safety
We are one of the largest pro-equality and anti-bullying charities in the world. Our award-winning work promotes equality and empowering people aged 12-25 to overcome bullying. We are a digital charity, which means that most of our support is provided online through our website and partnerships with games and social networks.It is estimated that every 3 minutes somebody will benefit from our support.
Bullying, Diversity, Health, Safeguarding
Dot Com Children’s Foundation helps children develop the knowledge and confidence they need to make good decisions in life, especially about their own safety. We are committed to empowering children. We are dedicated to building children’s self-worth and values to ensure they reach their full potential. From child sexual abuse to gang culture to online safety, children can be exposed to many different risks every single day. It is impossible for parents and teachers to be with children all the time: they must have the means to protect themselves.
EDAS, as a Third Sector organisation remains true to its organisational values and maintains the ethos of empathy and understanding of the client’s life events. Established in 1970, with the organisation’s 40+ years of experience, passion and enthusiasm for the client group, EDAS has developed a service that provides care and support for all sectors of the community to include: Young people, carers, criminal justice clients, through-care and aftercare clients, clients with medication issues, pre treatment and assessment for service users aged 10 – 85 plus.
Working in partnership to help people to recover from the causes and devastating effects of problematic substance use is what we do. Anyone can access our services. We work with individuals, families and young people. Where someone has needs that cannot be met within the agency we will facilitate access to the best available service.
HeadStart Kernow is a partnership programme to develop resilience and mental well-being in young people. It is Cornwall Council-led and Big Lottery-funded. HeadStart Kernow is focused on young people aged 10 – 16 as evidence clearly demonstrates that half of diagnosed lifetime mental ill-health cases begin before the age of 14, and 75% before the age of 18, co-produced with young people who inform and influence it and are key stakeholders, universal, and about prevention with targeted support, a ‘Test and Learn’ programme, striving to achieve system change and doing things differently – we embrace new and innovative ways of thinking and working and people are at the forefront of what we do.
Brain injury can challenge every aspect of your life – walking, talking, thinking and feeling – and the losses can be severe and permanent. It can mean losing both the life you once lived and the person you once were. Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury. Through its network of more than 125 groups and branches across the UK, it provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields.
Bullying, Diversity, Health, Youth Organisations
humanutopia create and run inspirational, life-changing courses for young people and adults in schools and their wider communities. Our courses range from one day with one whole year group through to long term partnerships and with a variety of year groups and in different schools across the UK.
Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community resource in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider South West. We provide help against homophobic and transphobic prejudice, crime and discrimination (including bullying, harassment, abuse, attacks, and threatening behaviour), helping to develop the LGBT communities, providing professional training and consultancy, and working in partnership with local government, the police, health and other organisations.
Love is Respect (USA)
Online, loveisrespect strives to be a safe, inclusive space for young people to access information and get help in an environment that is designed specifically for them. Our website provides comprehensive education on healthy, unhealthy and abusive dating relationships and behaviours. Loveisrespect also mobilizes parents, educators, peers and survivors to proactively raise awareness on healthy dating behaviors and how to identify unhealthy and abusive patterns. Through trainings, toolkits, and curriculum, we are growing community educators and advocates to promote healthy relationships and prevent future patterns of abuse.
Mind your Way
Information for professionals or volunteers working with young people. This site has been designed by young people, and is primarily for young people. If you are looking for advice or support for a young person in Cornwall or IoS please see the Find Support page for local services or visit Your Way.
MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults. MindEd is suitable for all adults working with, or caring for, infants, children or teenagers; all the information provided is quality assured by experts, useful, and easy to understand
My World (Autism)
If you have an autistic student in your class, you may not know about the many small ways in which you can help them to have a better time at school. Sometimes it’s a little bit of the right kind of extra support which can make all the difference to someone on the autism spectrum who is struggling. If you are a teacher or education professional, sign up to our MyWorld campaign now to get free information and resources straight to your inbox every fortnight. The campaign is designed to help teachers and other education professionals support pupils on the autism spectrum in schools, by providing access to the best free resources and information.
Over 200 school children die by suicide every year in the UK. Among 15-19 year olds, the rate of suicide is increasing. PAPYRUS wants to address this head on but we need your help and that of every school and college in the land. We exist to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.
Many care leavers go on to achieve amazing things in higher education.
Propel is brought to you by Become, the charity for children in care and young care leavers. We provide help, support and advice so that young people who spend time in care can unleash their potential and take control of their lives.
Remembering Our Roots
Remembering Our Roots is a Community Interest Company based in Cornwall which provides people with the opportunity to develop a strong sense of nature connection, to learn bushcraft & wilderness skills and to be supported in their journey back into a successful and fulfilling adulthood. We provide opportunities for victims of crime to spend time reconnecting to nature, reflecting & coming to terms with their experiences and learning tools to help them to move forwards positively, joyfully and confidently with their lives.
We’re there for people when they need us, which could be any time of day or night. People talk to us for as long as they like, as many times as they like. We don’t rush, interrupt or push anyone out of the door. We let people lead the conversation at their own pace. There’s no waiting lists, and no assessments.
SANEline is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. We are open every day of the year from 4.30pm to 10.30pm on 0300 304 7000. Our helpline is here to support you when you feel you have reached a moment of crisis. We know that moment of crisis is different for everybody – some people can reach that point daily, and for some people it is a rare occurrence.
Shekinah is a Devon based charity that provides opportunities for people in recovery or seeking recovery. This may include recovery from homelessness, drug and alcohol issues, offending behaviours or mental ill health. We have a range of projects across a number of locations and we provide a safe space for people to develop their skills, regain their self-worth and go on to live independent and fulfilling lives.
The For Baby’s Sake Trust
We campaign and share expertise on improving life-chances. We call on government not to waste the precious time when babies’ brains are developing and parents want help to break cycles of domestic abuse and related traumatic adversities. We empower expectant parents with what they need to break the cycle of domestic abuse and give their baby the best possible start in life, especially by helping them to come to terms with trauma and adversity in their own childhoods.
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.
Together for Short Lives
We are the leading UK charity that, together with our members, speaks out for children and young people who are expected to have short lives. We are here to help these children and their families have as fulfilling lives as possible and the very best care at the end of life. We can’t change the diagnosis, but we can help children and families make the most of their time together.
University of Plymouth – Mental health support
At the mental health support service we work alongside you to offer support if your mental health is having a serious impact on your life at University. We offer advice if you are concerned about your own or someone else’s mental health. We provide personalised input to help you get the most out of your University experience by linking in with appropriate services both within the University and external agencies.
Young Carers in Schools Programme
Young Carers in Schools is a free initiative that makes it as easy as possible for schools to support young carers, and awards good practice. Run jointly by Carers Trust and The Children’s Society, the Young Carers in Schools (YCiS) programme works with schools across England to share good practice, provide relevant tools and training, and to celebrate the great outcomes that many schools achieve for young carers. Due to the increased pressures of Covid-19, now is a crucial time to be implementing support for young carers in school.
We’re the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. We champion children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing across the UK. Driven by their experience we create change so that children and young people can cope with life’s adversities, find help when needed and succeed in life.