Support and Advice
Advice and Support
Local Offer: Information on support available locally for children and young people aged up to 19 with special educational needs or disabilities, includes information on after school activities, sports clubs and youth groups.
The Mix: Essential support for under 25s, online Q&As, expert advice, online directories for local support around a range of emotional health, wellbeing and practical issues.
Way2Wellbeing: Local health and wellbeing information, advice and support for anyone living in Salford.
It's Not Okay: Information and advice for young people on issues such as online safety and sexting.
Mental Health advice for young people
Young Minds: Offers information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing, with lots of information and advice on how to look after yourself.
NHS Choices Moodzone: Online information hub with advice and help on mental health, interactive tools and videos.
Sane: Young SANE is a virtual community that focuses on mental health for people aged under 25.
Elefriends: A supportive online community where you can be yourself, a safe place to listen, share and be heard, part of the MIND charity.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans (LGBT) young people
LGBT Foundation: Free support and advice, including homophobic bullying.
The Albert Kennedy Trust: Support for LGBT young people (16-25 year olds) who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment.
The Proud Trust: Supports LGBT young people empower themselves to make a positive change for themselves and their communities, provides youth groups, peer support, training and events.
Harmless: Provides a range of services about self harm including support, information to people who self harm, their friends and families.
Self Injury Support: A National organisation that supports girls and women affected by self-injury or self-harm.
Helpline 0808 800 8088
Anxiety / stress
Anxiety UK: Charity providing information, support and understanding those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression.
No Panic: Advice and information for anyone suffering from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, related Anxiety Disorders.
Youth helpline 0330 606 1174
Hopeagain: Support and advice for anyone affected by the death of someone close.
Cruse Bereavement Care: Offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.
Helpline 0808 808 1677
Bullying UK: Online support and information for young people.
Helpline 0808 800 2222
The Hideout: Support for young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it's happening to you.
Galop: A National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) domestic abuse helpline and online chat.
Helpline 0800 999 5428
Safeline: Offers support for men, women and young people who are survivors of sexual abuse and rape
Drugs or alcohol
National Ass. for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA): If you are affected by someone else’s drinking, NACOA can help you find out more about alcoholism and the effects on the family.
Frank: 24-hour helpline offering information and advice to anybody concerned about drugs and substance misuse
Helpline 0300 123 6600
Young Addaction: Provides friendly and expert advice on drugs and alcohol for young people aged 10 to 17 problems
B-eat: Information on anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, EDNOS and other kinds of eating disorders
Youthline 0808 801 0711
Anorexia & Bulimia Care (ABC): Provide emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders.
Helpline 03000 11 12 13
Some links below for more advice and service information:
Emotional health pages