Useful Links

LOCAL HELP LINES

Connexions

The Connexions Service (for 13-19 year olds) offers impartial advice and guidance via Personal Advisers on a wide range of topics including those listed below. Personal Advisers are available (via national helpline) 7 days a week between 8 am and 2 am to give confidential advice and practical help. They can also refer to local advisers for further face to face support.

Bullying, Careers/Learning/Work, Free Time, Health,   Housing/Homelessness, Money, Relationships, Special Needs, Your Rights

Tel: 0808 0013219
Web: www.connexionsbucks.org.uk/

There are two Connexions Drop ln Centres – one in Aylesbury and one in High Wycombe. There is a separate counselling service available by appointment in Aylesbury. (Tel: 0845 313343)

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YES (Youth Enquiry Service – Wycombe)

YES offers free confidential information, support and counselling for young people aged 13-25 years in High Wycombe and the surrounding area. This independent charity offers a drop in service.

Hours of opening are Mon – Fri 11.00 am to 5.00 pm and 12 noon to 3.00 pm on Saturday.

Tel: 01494 437373
Web: www.youthenquiryservice.org.uk/

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 WAY IN

WAY lN (Chesham) offers a free, confidential counselling support service for young people aged 11-25 years in the Chiltern and South Bucks Area. Opening times vary.

Afternoon and evening sessions by appointment.

Tel: 01494 791177
Web: www.way-in.org.uk

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Youth Concern

Uptown Coffee Bar (Youth Concern, Aylesbury) offers a free, confidential support service for young people in the Aylesbury area.

Tel: 01296 431183
Web: www.youthconcern.org.uk

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Other Organisations

Specialist advice and support is also available from the following national and local organisations:

Alcohol Abuse

Youth@ACT

Tel: (Aylesbury) 01296 718710
Web: Addiction Counselling Trust

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Abuse

Childline

Tel: Helpline 0800 11 11
Web: www.childline.org.uk

NSPCC

Tel: Helpline 0808 800 5000
Web: www.nspcc.org.uk

Bucks County Council Social Care Service

Tel: 0845 370 8090
Web: www.buckscc.gov.uk

Kidscape

Kidscape is a nationwide charity with advice on how to tackle bullying.
Web: http://www.kidscape.org.uk/

Young Minds

National charity dedicated to promoting health issues for young people.
Web: http://www.youngminds.org.uk/

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Disabilities

Bucks Disability lnformation Network

Tel: 01296 487924

Skidz

Tel: 01494 550008
web: www.skidz.org.uk

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Drugs

National helpline

Tel:  0800 776 600
Web: www.talktofrank.com

Young Addaction

Tel: 01296 331933

Web: http://www.addaction.org.uk/

Drug Rehab

At DrugRehab.com, our mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.

         Tel:  USA based
Web: https://www.drugrehab.com/

Youth@ACT

Tel: (Aylesbury) 01296 718710
Web: www.addictioncounsellingtrust.com

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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Association

Tel: Youth Helpline 0845 634 7650
Tel: Helpline 0845 634 1414
web: www.b-eat.co.uk

Anorexia & Bulimia Care

Address: 15, Fernhurst Gate, Aughton, Ormskirk, Lancs L39 5ED.
Tel: 01695 42247 9 Beat
Web: www.edauk.com

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Homelessness

District Councils

Contact your local District Council
Tel: Chilterns (CDC) 01494 729000
Tel:Wycombe (WDC) 01494 461000

Connections support – Housing Interaction Trust

Web: http://www.connectionsupport.org.uk/buckinghamshire/projects/housing-interaction-trust/

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Minibus Hire

Tel: (Bucks County Council) 01296 63383283

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Marriage Breakdown

Relate

Web: www.relate.org.uk

Bucks and Mid-Thames Relate Centre

Tel: 01296 427 973
Web: www.relatemtb.co.uk

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Pregnancy

Teenage Pregnancy Co-ordinator
Bucks CC Social Care
Tel: 01296 387713 or 01296 387712
web: www.buckscc.gov.uk

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Rape

Rape Crisis

Tel: (Aylesbury Vale) 01296 392468
Web: (Aylesbury)  www.avrc.org.uk
Tel: (Wycombe) 01494 462222
Web: (Wycombe) www.wycomberapecrisis.org.uk
Web: (National)  www.rapecrisis.org.uk

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Self Harm

National Children’s Bureau
Web:  www.selfharm.org.uk


 

Sexual Health

Family Planning Association

Tel: 0207 837 5432
Web: www.fpa.org.uk

NHS Direct

Tel: Helpline 0845 4647
Web: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

Brook

Web: www.brook.org.uk/

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Smoking

ASH (Action on Smoking & Health)

Tel:  020 7739 5902
Web: www.ash.org.uk

NHS Giving up smoking

Tel: Helpline 0800 169 0169
Web: www.givingupsmoking.co.uk

lnteractive health websites

Web: www.lifebytes.gov.uk (11-14yrs)
Web: www.mindbodysoul.gov.uk (14-16yrs)

CAMHS – Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services

Web: https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/mental-health-services-explained/Pages/about-childrens-mental-health-services.aspx

Buckinghamshire Stop Smoking

Tel: 01494 552208
Web: www.smokescape.org

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