Useful links

Growing up with SCI

Transition to adult care: Useful links

growing-up-01This section provides some useful links to sources of information and support.

Advocacy service

  • nyas.net – A charity who offer information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children and young people

Alcohol


Bullying

  • childline.org.uk – Advice and help for people who are being bullied
  • gov.uk – A guide to bullying at school, including information on the law and how to report bullying
  • bullybusters.org.uk – An anti-bullying organisation which provides support for victims of bullying and their families

Eating disorders

  • nhs.uk – Information about eating disorders

Healthy eating

  • nhs.uk – Food and diet information

Self harm

  • childline.org.uk – Advice to help you if you are damaging yourself in some way

Sexual health


Signposting

  • connexionslive.com – independent  information, advice, counselling and support for young people
  • catch-22.org.uk – Catch 22 provides services that help people in tough situations to turn their lives around
  • princes-trust.org.uk – The Prince’s Trust give practical and financial support to the young people who need it most
  • childline.org.uk – A confidential service that offers help and advice for 7 to 18 year-olds
  • thesite.org – An online guide to life for 16 to 25 year-olds
  • backuptrust.org.uk – Specialist under 18 services and adult services

Young minds

  • youngminds.org.uk – A charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young people

Other NHS bits

  • nhs.uk – Get help with prescription costs
  • nhs.uk – Am I entitled to a free NHS eye test?
  • nhsdirect.nhs.uk – Health advice and reassurance, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • nhs.uk – Information about the European health insurance card