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"I'm Walking A Life"

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"Whitney Spoken Word"

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"Young People Performing A Song"

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Experiences

"Be good to be close to family and those supporting you"

"Intelligence is more than School smart"

"Young people aren't out of reach. Services are out of reach"

"I just tried to stay out of trouble, connect with family and friends and get early release"

"The word education isn't a great word"

"Young people need a second chance"

"If someone's got something to lose they will fight to keep it"

"Don't judge a book by its cover"

"Knowing your rights and entitlements means you feel more empowered"

"If I complain, I don't think anything will happen"

"The long term affect is massive, but the decision is based on the judges mood"

"Young people should be involved from the beginning"

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SUPPORT OPTIONS OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD

SUPPORT OPTIONS OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD

Peer Power is shut for the festive break from 21 December until 6 January.

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We hope you’re able to get some rest, but we know this can be a difficult time of year – and it’s likely to be hard for many more people this year, in different ways.

There’s some simple but effective tips for the festive season in this blog from IMO – the site for teenagers in care and care leavers – that could help.

We’ve put together a list of support services that are open during the Christmas holidays. If you need support, please do reach out – here’s a range of contact options.

SHOUT

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope or needs to talk.

https://giveusashout.org/about-us/about-shout/

KOOTH

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.

https://www.kooth.com/

THE MIX

Provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.

https://www.themix.org.uk/get-support

SAMARITANS

Provides free confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 116 123 for free or view other ways to get in touch.

PAPYRUS UK

National charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They support young people under 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, as well as people concerned about someone else.

YOUNG MINDS

Has lots of useful information about looking after yourself, mental health and also provides free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. 

  • www.youngminds.org.uk
  • If you need urgent help, text YM to 85258
  • Parents’ helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm)

METRO CHARITY

Provide one-to-one counselling for young people who identify as LGBTQ and/or those experiencing issues relating to diversity, equality and identity.

https://metrocharity.org.uk/youth/lgbtq-counselling-for-young-people

APP SUPPORT

There is a good list of apps designed to support with mental health, anxiety, mindfulness and more here https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/ 

For a local, non-urgent police issue please call 111.

If there is an emergency please call 999.

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