Useful websites

This list of websites is here to give you more information about lots of different subjects, from bullying to jobs and careers. Remember, if you do have a problem that won't go away, always tell someone you trust - don't keep it yourself.

Bullying

www.beatbullying.org

Beatbulling is the place to go if you or someone you know is being bullied. You can talk to other young people in chatrooms, talk to a mentor or even send messages to councillors. Beatbullying support is for 11- to 18-year-olds but there are ways to get involved if you’re over 18.


www.bullying.co.uk

Email or call BullyingUK if you’re being bullied at work, school or online. The website also has lots of useful articles if someone in your unit is being bullied and you want to read more about it.

Children's charities

www.childline.org.uk

As well as a free and confidential phone line you can call (0800 1111), the Childline website has lots of articles and spaces to chat about whatever is bothering you. It’s for young people up to the age of 19.

www.nspcc.org.uk

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) are the people to call if you’re worried that a child in your unit is being abused. Call them for advice on: 0808 808 5000. They also have information on child protection topics.

Drugs

www.talktofrank.com

Find out more about the effects of drugs and get support for drug problems.


www.drugscope.org.uk

A UK charity that provides accurate and detailed information on drugs.

Eating disorders

www.b-eat.co.uk

b-eat give information and support about eating disorders. Go here if you’re worried about yourself or someone you know. They also have a directory so you can find help in your area.

Fundraising

Click here for Girlguiding 's information on fundraising within your community in our Members’ area.

General teenagers information

www.thesite.org

A website for young people with straight talking advice relating to sex, relationships, drugs, alcohol, health, wellbeing and more. They also run message boards and live chats where you can get support or support other people.

Health

www.nhs.uk

NHS Choices has information on pretty much everything health related – from their symptom checker to finding your nearest health services to explanations of different illnesses.

www.teenagehealthfreak.org

Information for teenagers on bullying, body changes, alcohol, drugs, accidents, moods, sex and illness.

www.childrenfirst.nhs.uk/teens/index.html

The Great Ormond Street Hospital website for 12- to 18-year-olds with information about health, puberty, healthy living and more.

www.nhs.uk/Change4life

Lots of helpful tips to get you eating well, exercising and generally being healthier.

Jobs, careers and study

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Information on studying and employment.

www.modernmuse.co.uk

Advice and inspiration for young women considering going into business or becoming entrepreneurs.

Mental health

www.youngminds.org.uk

Young Minds is mental health charity where you can read about different conditions and other children and young people’s experiences.

www.headmeds.org.uk

HeadMeds tells you everything you want to know about treatment for mental health problems. If you’re worried about you’re antidepressants this is the place to go.

www.mindfull.org

Provides support, information and advice for 11- to 17-year-olds about mental health.

www.mentalhealth.org.uk

The Mental Health Foundation is a leading charity with extensive information about various mental health problems including depression, eating disorders and anxiety.

www.mind.org.uk

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales.

Sexual health

www.brook.org.uk

If you have any questions about sex, contraception or STIs you can find loads of information on the brook website. You can also give them a call on 0808 802 1234 or find your nearest centre here.

www.fpa.org.uk

A sexual health charity. If you’re thinking about having sex their My contraception tool is a good place to start.