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Children and Young People

Mental Health

YoungMinds is the UK's only national charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional well-being of all children and young people. YoungMinds website offers information to young people about mental health and emotional well-being.

Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people which is accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

If you’re a parent looking for more information about Kooth, please email PARENTS@XENZONE.COM


Sexual Health

For advice on sexual health, contraception & relationships visit Nottinghamshire County Council sexual health and wellbeing. FRANK helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don't). For friendly, confidential advice, Talk to FRANK.


Health for Teens

Health for Teens is a website designed to provide teenagers with all of the information that they want to know about but didn't want to ask. For more information visit the Health for Teens website.


Drug / Alcohol Abuse

WAM (What about me?) is a support service for children and young people who are worried about, or affected by, someone else’s drug and/or alcohol use. Contact them on 01623 635326 or text 07970 724 165 or visit their website.



If you have concerns that a child is being abused call Nottinghamshire Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub on 0300 500 8090 during the following hours:
8.30 am - 5.00 pm - Monday to Thursday
8.30 am - 4.30 pm - Friday
Fax number: 01623 483 295

Further information on Safeguarding can be accessed here.


Supported Lodgings and Nightstops

Stonham Home group can provide a safe place to stay for young people in Nottinghamshire aged between 16 -21 years of age who find themselves with nowhere to stay.   Both services can provide young people with the opportunity to manage any short term issues such as a break down in family relationships or to work towards independent living.  More information on the services available are available here.


NHS England Youth Forum

NHS England has a Youth Forum, made up of 25 young people from all over the country, who have a passion for improving health services for young people.

The Youth Forum gives a voice to young people to express their thoughts on the health issues that matter most to them. It works directly with NHS England, Public Health England and Department of Health enabling the Forum to have a real impact on the health services that young people use, more information can be found here.




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