Links – Health

Bloom Project

Health

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

Diversity, Health

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.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Health

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. Join the campaign to take a stand against male suicide and get the tools you need for action.

CentrePoint – Youth

Health

Violence, abuse, gangs, drugs and problems with mental health – young people often become homeless because it’s safer to leave home than to stay. Tens of thousands of young people ask for help with homelessness every year.

Childhood Bereavement Network

Family, Health

CBN supports professionals working with bereaved children and young people, with information updates, key resources and networking opportunities. Find out more about how we can help you.

Childline

Bullying, Family, Health, Online Safety, Youth Organisations

Childline a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.

Citizen’s Advice

Family, Health

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.

Clear

Family, Health

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.

Contact – For Families with Disabled Children

Diversity, Family, Health

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.

Disrespect Nobody

Health

Healthy relationships are all about respecting each other. You should feel loved, safe and free to be yourself. Relationships can be confusing and it can be difficult to understand what is and isn’t normal behaviour.

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.

Dotcom Foundation

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

Drugs, Health

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.

Elefriends

Health

Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard. Elefriends is run by Mind and is for people aged 18+

Fixers

Diversity, Drugs, Family, Health

Fixers are young people using their past to fix the future. They are motivated by personal experience to make positive change for themselves and those around them. Fixers have different backgrounds, interests and life experiences, and come from every corner of the UK. But they do have several important things in common. They are motivated by a desire to act on an issue that is important to them or a strong desire to help other people.

Frank

Drugs, Health

Frank provides friendly confidential advice about drugs. It has comprehensive information about types of drugs and gives information about how to get support.

Harbour (Plymouth)

Drugs, Health

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

Health

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.

Headway

Health

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.

Human Utopia

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

Diversity, Health

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.

Live Well South West

Family, Health

Plymouth Options (Live Well South West) offers a range of services to people aged 16 and over who are experiencing common mental health problems.

Local Heroes

Diversity, Health

Local Heroes is a growing hate crime awareness charity that exists to inspire young people from all backgrounds to maximise their potential and the role they play in society. We work with “local heroes” to raise awareness of prejudice and hate crime; inspiring children and young people to celebrate diversity, value difference, nurture change and prevent prejudice based bullying.

Love is Respect (USA)

Health

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.

Maytree

Health

Maytree is a registered charity supporting people in suicidal crisis in a non-medical setting. At Maytree, we provide people in the midst of a suicidal crisis with the opportunity for rest and reflection, and give them the opportunity to stay in a calm, safe and relaxed environment.

Mind

Family, Health

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

MindEd

Family, Health

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)

Diversity, Health

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.

National Autism Society

Diversity, Health

The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for autistic people ( including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a world that works for autistic people.

National Union of Students

Health, Youth Organisations

Advice and information from the National Union of Students (NUS)

Papyrus

Health

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.

Penhaligon’s Friends

Family, Health

A Cornish charity supporting bereaved children, young people, parents and carers throughout the county. We offer children and young people the chance to meet others and share their experiences, as well as practical resources for children and parents.

Pete’s Dragons

Health

Pete’s Dragons are first-hand working together towards making sure that all those bereaved by suicide in Devon and Cornwall have access to timely and appropriate support.

Propel

Health

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

Health

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.

Rise Above

Health

Rise Above is where you will find interesting and useful stuff from the web and beyond to get us all talking about the things that matter to us. You’ll find inspiring and useful stories, videos, games and advice.

Samaritans

Health, Safeguarding

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

Health

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

Drugs, Health

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 Eddystone Trust

Diversity, Health

The Eddystone Trust is an independent organisation providing information and support for anyone affected by HIV across the South West. Some services also relate to wider sexual health.

The Mix

Health

The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.

The Shores

Crime/ASB, Health

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.

Time to Change

Health

We are Time to Change, the growing social movement changing how we all think and act about mental health. Still too many people are made to feel ashamed or isolated because they have a mental health problem but we’re here to change that.

Together for Short Lives

Family, Health

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

Health

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 Minds

Health

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.

Young Women’s Trust

Family, Health

Young Women’s Trust supports and represents women aged 16-30 struggling to live on low or no pay in England and Wales and who are at risk of being trapped in poverty.

Your SHIP (Plymouth)

Health

Your SHIP are a friendly, non judgemental centre for sexual health and HIV at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. All tests and treatment are free.