Active Sussex teamed up with Reboot during Covid-19 lockdown periods, to provide young people and their families with access to local sports and activities, directly into their homes. These videos are still accessible, and you will find a variety of sessions to suit different interests and abilities that are free to access. Each activity listed has pre-recorded video sessions that allow young people and families to take part at a time that suits them.
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Amaze is a charity that gives information, advice and support to families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Brighton & Hove and Sussex. They also support young people with SEND up to 25.
Autistica is an autism research and campaigning charity.
BEAT Eating Disorders
BEAT is an eating disorder charity. Their mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.
Sussex Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
CAMHS provide specialist NHS services and support to children, young people, families and carers who are experiencing difficulties with their emotional, psychological and mental health. They have teams of staff across Sussex and in the community who can help you and your family to get the support that you need.
CAPA First Response – child to parent abuse
CAPA First Response support families and professionals impacted by child or adolescent abuse of a parent.
Anyone can be vulnerable to extremism and radicalisation, but children are particularly at risk. As they grow and become more independent, it is not unusual for them to take risks, explore new things and push boundaries. Teenage years are often a time when young people will be searching for answers to questions about identity, faith and belonging, as well as looking for adventure and excitement. Extremist groups know young people are vulnerable and may claim to offer them answers, identity and a strong social network, using the internet and social media to spread their ideology.
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
NHS 111 service
Call 111 to access specialist mental health support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This service helps people of all ages to get the mental health support they need at the right time.
This service also provides advice for frontline police, GPs and other health professionals.
The NSPCC provide support and advice for families, including information on different types of child abuse and how to keep children safe.
Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide
Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide is a UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.
Raising Teens is a warm-hearted and honest round-table discussion about parenting teenagers and teen mental health. Raising Teens is a radio series created by Make (Good) Trouble and produced in collaboration with BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey.
The SafeSpace site, developed by the Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Sussex, provides an online directory of local victim and witness specialist support services as well as information about different types of crime and what happens at each stage of the criminal justice system, helping to 'demystify' the process for people when they may be at their most vulnerable.
Stop it Now
Stop it Now are a child protection charity, working to prevent child sexual abuse. They campaign and raise awareness across the UK to help adults to do their part to stop child sexual abuse by addressing personal, family and community concerns. The confidential helpline, live chat and secure messaging service are there for anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse and its prevention.
Talk to Frank
Find out everything you need to know about drugs, their effects and the law. Talk to Frank for facts, support and advice on drugs and alcohol.
The Be You Project
Access to online resources for all young people who think they might be lesbian, gay, bisexual or questioning their sexual orientation, and/or who think they might be trans, non-binary or are questioning their gender identity.
Winston’s Wish provides emotional and practical bereavement support to children and young people up to the age of 25, their families and those who care for them. You can call or email the Freephone Helpline team for immediate advice, guidance and support from trained bereavement professionals. An ongoing specialist support service is available for those who need it.
YGAM’s purpose is to inform, educate, safeguard young people against gaming and gambling harms. Their vision and strategy are guided by and contribute to the Gambling Commission’s National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Related Harms.
Young Minds Crisis Messenger
This service provides free crisis support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
They will listen to you and help you think through how you’re feeling, and will aim to help you take the next steps towards feeling better.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, text YM to 85258.
Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.