Support

Young Persons advice

The Internet is full of information that can help you understand what you are feeling and why you may be feeling the way you are.

We have gathered a list of some general sites for all young people who think they may be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Trans,                         Questioning their gender identity.

     +   www.youngstonewall.org.uk 

     +   www.theproudtrust.org/for-young-people

If you are questioning your gender identity these sites may help you.

     +  www.mermaidsuk.org.uk

     +  www.genderedintelligence.co.uk

SexualHealth

If you are sexually active and need help and advise we have listed help below as we all know sex education for the LGBTQ+ community is non existent. However help is at hand so you can keep yourself informed and safe.

    www.kent.gov.uk/sexualhealth

    +  www.yoursexualhealthmatters.org.uk/further-sexual-health-support/lgbt

    +  www.lgbt.foundation/sexualhealth

    

 Wellbeing 

  • www.bigwhitewall.com – a safe, anonymous online community where you can talk about what you’re going through, and share experiences with people who feel the same as you. There are trained counsellors – called Wall Guides – on hand 24/7 to keep the community safe and the site also hosts a library of articles, tips and courses to help you understand how you are feeling. The service is available to young people in Kent aged 16-18.

  • www.nelft.nhs.uk/services-kent-medway-eating-disorders – are you finding that you’re worrying a lot about what and how you eat? Sometimes people take strict control over their eating habits because they don’t feel in control of what’s happening elsewhere in their lives. If you’re worried and feel like you need some support to manage this, call 0300 300 1980

  • www.headstartkent.org.uk – Headstart is a service that helps young people in Kent (aged 10-18) build their resilience so they’re better prepared to handle big changes or stressful times in their lives. They have online resources that can help you – and that can help your family to support you better at home.

  • www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/early-help-support-for-families – find out what support Kent County Council can offer to help families be happy, healthy and more resilient.

  • youngminds.org.uk/find-help/feelings-and-symptoms/self-harm – self-harm, or thinking about harming yourself, is common among young people. Normally it’s a sign that something is upsetting you and you don’t know how to talk about it. This page has some simple, practical advice that can help you find better ways to deal with your feelings.

  • www.addaction.org.uk – Addaction helps people change their behaviour, whether by helping them to tackle their drug or alcohol use or to manage their mental health. They also run the Mind and Body programme which offers great advice for young people on avoiding self-harm, and guidance for parents and carers too.

  • www.kentyouthhealth.nhs.uk – a really helpful resource of advice on physical and mental health and wellbeing for young people.

  • kent.healthhelpnow.nhs.uk – an easy way to find the right medical help for your needs if it’s not an emergency. If you need medical help in an emergency, dial 999.

  • www.goodmentalhealthmatters.com – this site offers online resources to help young people, parents and teachers get a better understanding of how they can look after their mental health.

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