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Local Support Services

ChatHealth: Local Support Services

Below is a list of local organisations that provide help and support for young people. Please check opening times as they may be subject to change due to Coronavirus.

School nurses are here for you if you have any worries. There are three ways you can access a school nurse:

  • Visit them in your school
  • Text a school nurse for a confidential chat on 07507 332 631. Find out more about ChatHealth.
  • Call 01902 441057 to speak to a school nurse 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday

Health for Teens: Advice and support for teenagers around a healthy lifestyle and relationships
Asthma UK: Support for people with asthma
Allergy UK: Support, advice and information for those living with allergic disease. Call 01322 619898
Epilepsy Action: Support for people living with epilepsy. Call 0808 800 5050
NHS advice and advice from British Skin Foundation for skin conditions
Eric Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity: Call the free helpline 0808 169 9949

The Way
Evening activities for young people aged 8-19, regardless of ability or disability. Call 01902 328 290 or email info@thewayyouthzone.org

Headstart Wolverhampton
Organises and funds a range of activities for 10-16 year olds and their parents or families.

Base 25
Offers young people and their families information and advice on a variety of issues. Call 01902 572040 or text 07800 002222

Wolverhampton PHAB Group
Promotes and encourages disabled and non-disabled young people aged 10-16 to come together in the community by offering a variety of programmes. Call 01902 425461

Wolverhampton YMCA
Provides a variety of services for all ages, centred around growing and developing in mind, body and spirit. Call 01902 371550

Hope Community Project
Provides support and activities to disadvantaged children and young people by Call 01902 556645.

Strengthening Families Hubs
Support and activities for families with children 0-18 years

The Switch Project
Digital media programmes for people aged 5 to age 21. Email: info@theswitchproject.com

The Mix
Support service for under 25. Call 0808 808 4994

Kooth
Free online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform for young people aged 11-19.

Health for Teens
Online advice for young people about health, feelings and relationships.

MeeToo App
Download the MeeToo app to access free, safe and anonymous support.

Wolverhampton Healthy Minds
Psychological therapy service for people aged 16+ with common mental health problems. Call 0800 923 0222 or 01902 441 856, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday or email wolverhampton.healthyminds@bcpft.nhs.uk

Wolverhampton CAMHS: Emotional and Mental Health Support
Find help and advice online or call 0345 646 0827 if you need to speak to someone urgently 24/7. Press 1 if you live in Wolverhampton.

YoungMinds
Free 24/7 crisis support for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. Text YM to 85258.

Wolverhampton 360
Helps families, friends and individuals to overcome the harms caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling. Call the 24/7 helpline on 0300 123 33 60 or email bsmhft.recoverynearyou@nhs.net

Embrace Wolverhampton
Free and confidential sexual health service in Wolverhampton

Chat Sexual Health
Text a sexual health nurse for a confidential chat on 07480 635 548.

Autism West Midlands
Provides support to individuals of all ages and abilities with autism. Call 0121 450 7575 or email hello@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

Wolverhampton Local Offer for SEND
Information about services available for children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)

Wolverhampton Information, Advice and Support Service
Information and advice for children with a special educational need or disability.

Barnardo’s Activities in the Black Country (ABC)
Activities and programmes for young people with disabilities. Call 01384 411722

Let Us Play
Offers a range of play and sports activities to children with disabilities and special needs. Call 01902 546258 or email: letusplay.kim@btinternet.com

Wolverhampton Information Network
Providing information and advice in relation to the Wolverhampton Strategy for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 2020-23.

Wolverhampton CCG
Providing information relating to Wolverhampton’s Local SEND offer and sets out details of services available.

Gov.UK Guidance and Support
Guide for parents, carers and professionals in relation to special educational needs and disability (SEND).

Black Country Women’s Aid (BCWA)
Supports victims of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse to all ages. Call 0121 553 0090 or email info@sandwellwomensaid.co.uk.

Haven Wolverhampton
Practical and emotional support to women and children affected by domestic violence and homelessness. Call 01902904677 or email info@havenrefuge.org.uk.

Victim Support
Supports anyone affected by crime and needing emotional support. Call 0300 303 1977 or 0808 168 9111.

Changing Lives Wolverhampton
Works with people facing challenging times to build the skills and confidence needed to get into work. Call 01902 341822 or 07908 226530.

Edward’s Trust
A bereavement care service offering a range of support for children and young people following the death of a parent, carer or sibling. Call 0121 454 1705 or email admin@edwardstrust.org.uk.

Relate Wolverhampton
Relationship advice and support for young people and adults aged 10+. Call 01902 428447 or email admin@relatebirmingham.org

Spurgeons Young Carers Project
Supports young carers aged 7-18. Call 01902 877550

Wolverhampton LGBT+ Alliance
Support for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and those questioning (LGBT+) community.

x2y
A youth group for gay, lesbian, bi and trans young people aged 11-25. Call 07847 421795.

LGBT Foundation
Advice, support and information for LGBT communities. Call 0345 330 3030.

Mermaids
Support for gender variant children, teenagers and their families. Call 0344 334 0550 or email info@mermaidsuk.org.uk.

Childline
Helps children and young people under 19 with any issue they are going through. Call 0800 1111 anytime.

Samaritans
Call 116 123 (Free) or 01902 426 422 (local call charges apply) 24/7, 365 days a year, or email jo@samaritans.org

NSPCC
Helps children and young people aged 0-18 who have been abused to rebuild their lives and protects others at risk. Call 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk

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