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
- Dewis Cymru – information about well-being in Wales. We have information that can help you think about what matters to you, along with information about local organisations and services that can help!
- Disrespect Nobody – Disrespectful and unacceptable behaviour can come in many forms. It isn’t limited to just physical behaviour; it can also go way beyond that. If someone makes you do something you don’t want to, makes you feel scared, intimidated or tries controlling you, it’s not acceptable and is never OK.
- 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.
- Guide to Living With Sensory Overload
National Children’s Bureau: Young NCB – Young people who speak out about the issues and decisions that affect them.
- All Wales People First – The united voice of self-advocacy groups and people with learning disabilities in Wales
- Bridges Community Car Scheme – Supporting people to get out and about in Monmouthshire
- Carp Collaborations – Supporting social inclusion through diverse project work and by promoting active participation and engagement.
- Volunteering for Wellbeing – Volunteering opportunities in the community in Monmouthshire