Childline is probably a name that you have heard but what you might not know is the service that they offer teens and young adults.
They are a counselling service for young people up until their 19th birthday, a service that is provided by the NSPCC.
They deal with any issues that may cause distress or concern and these could include a whole variety of problems. These could include bullying, mental illness, parental separation or divorce, neglect and many, many others.
Splitz Support Service
Splitz support service offer support to young people who are experiencing abuse within their own relationships. This service is ran by Young Person’s Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (YP IDVAs) and support is currently offered in Mid Devon, Exeter, South and West Devon.
YP IDVAs primarily support young people aged 14-18, however can occasionally offer support to young people up to the age of 24, depending on the young person’s situation and circumstances. YP IDVAs provide support to young people who are at risk of domestic abuse and the support aims to reduce this risk and increase the young person’s safety.
YP IDVAs provide practical support and options to the client, such as safety planning and support with accessing housing, legal and financial help if appropriate.
The YP IDVA service can also support young people around improving their wellbeing, as well as their understanding of domestic abuse and healthy relationships in order to break the cycle of abuse and reduce the risk of them experiencing further abusive relationships.
The YP IDVA is there to act as an advocate on behalf of the young person and to make sure that their voice is heard.
Devon County Council
The site offers some advice for any teen or young adult that is witness to, or suffering domestic violence. The page answers some questions and directs you to a selection of resources, most of which are already available on this page.
Women’s Aid created a space specifically for children and young people to understand domestic violence. The web page provides resources and information on how to take positive action should you find it happening to you.
Drugs And Alcohol
Whilst many may consider this a service for adults, this well-known organisation make special reference for Young People on their website.
They offer a simple 12 question quiz to help you determine if you have an issue with alcohol and also provide a specific video with a special message to young people.
Talk To Frank
Eating Disorders And Body Image
Eating Disorders Devon
NHS Devon Partnership
Emotional And Mental Health
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Tel: 0330 0245 321
CAMHS work with young people, their families, and other involved services. CAMHS provide specialist assessment and evidence-based interventions for moderate to severe, complex and enduring mental health problems.
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