18/03/2020

We understand that in this uncertain time, the closure of our Youth Services will be difficult for some. We wanted to reassure all of our service users that we are still here and able to support you. There are a range of support lines available to you such as:

Childline
Call free on 0800 1111
www.childline.org.uk
Ways to contact Childline: Call the free helpline, access a one to one counselling chat or send an email. More information about the councillor chat or email service can be found on the Childline website.

The Mix
Call free on 0808 808 4994
www.themix.org.uk
Ways to contact The Mix: Call the free helpline, send an email, crisis text line, one to one chat, counselling service. More information about these services can be found on The Mix website.

Health for Teens
Lots of help guides and information aimed at teenagers covering a wide range of topics.
www.healthforteens.co.uk

Samaritans
Call free from your landline or mobile on 116 123
www.samaritans.org
Ways to contact Samaritans: 24/7 helpline day or night, email support, visit a branch (no appointment needed to visit a branch). Samaritans provide emotional support from their trained listening volunteers. You don't have to be suicidal to contact Samaritans but they can support through this as well as providing emotional support on a wide range of issues you may be facing. More information about how Samaritans can support you, what they do and how to contact them can be found on the Samaritans website.
However if you would like to speak to an OPEN  youth team member you can text or call this number: 07473464377 and will have the choice of speaking to Michaela, Laura or Izzie between the hours of 9am and 6pm. 
The youth team are working from home and are therefore still here (Albeit not in the OPEN Venue) and wish to support our community in anyway that we can.