Activities, fun, friendship and work-related experiences for young people with additional needs aged between 14 and 25 in Monmouthshire
Useful website links
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Organisations who offer free, confidential online and phone help for young people
- Childline – Support for children and young people, online, on the phone, any time. Free, confidential helpline 24-hours a day.
- The Mix – Helping young people. From mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. 24-hour free, confidential helpline.
Organisations offering advice to young people about staying safe online
- CBBC SaySafe – tips and tricks to stay safe online, beat the cyber-bullies and become a super-surfer.
- CEOP: Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre – Internet safety, help and advice about on line bullying.
- Childline – staying safe online.
– dealing with cyberbullying (online bullying).
- Safetynet Kids – personal safety online.
Organisations who offer support to tackle bullying and safeguarding issues
- Kidscape –
Skills and resources to individuals and organisations to keep children from abuse.
Organisations who help young people tackle emotional wellbeing and mental health issues
- Mind – information about where children and young people can get support with mental health problems.
- Respect Yourself – Helping young people build confidence and respect for themselves.
- Young Minds –
Charity committed to improving the emotional well-being and mental health of children and young people.
Organisations who provide support and information about Autistic Spectrum Disorders
ASD Info Wales – Information and resources about Autistic Spectrum Disorders (including Autism and Asperger Syndrome) aimed at those working with children and adults with ASD.
The National Autistic Society – Information, help and support for autistic people (including those with Asperger Syndrome) and their families.
Organisations who provide disability support and information
- Action for Kids – providing mobility equipment for disabled children and young people from 0 to 26 years of age.
- Contact a Family – Help and advice for families with disabled children.
- Disability Rights UK – Working for equal rights for all. Advice and information.
- Disability Wales – information, comment, opinion and opportunities for getting involved in campaigning for disability equality.
- Family Fund – Grants for families with disabled children.
- MASIS – Mobility and support information service.
- Scope – Supporting young people with physical impairment, learning disabilities and other conditions.
Wheelpower – Founder of the Paralympics and connects wheelchair users to sports.
Whizz Kidz – Mobility equipment plus free services and actvities for young people wheelchair users.
Organisations who provide special educational needs support and information
- Action for Kids – working with young people with learning disabilities from the age of 14 to help with their transition to adulthood and to prepare for work.
- SNAP Cymru – Information and advice for families and children in Wales with special educational needs.
Organisations who provide advocacy and legal representation for children and young people
- National Youth Advocacy Service –
Information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children and young people.
Websites which cover a wide range of issues affecting young people
Direct.Gov: Young People – Information, advice and support on a range of issues affecting young people.
National Children’s Bureau: Young NCB – Young people who speak out about the issues and decisions that affect them.
- householdquotes.co.uk: Guide to Living With Sensory Overload