Need help or support? We've got you covered!

Need help or support? We've got you covered!

Feeling overwhelmed?

  • Childline: Talk to Childline about anything! They offer confidential support 24/7 for young people on a variety of issues. You can call them or visit their website.
  • Kooth: This free online platform provides anonymous emotional support from qualified professionals. Chat with someone who can help.
  • Young Minds: Need advice on mental health, anger, bullying, or other challenges? Young Minds can help. Visit their website.

Looking for support with specific issues?

  • Carer’s Emergency Support Service (Gateshead): Plan for emergencies and get short-term support if you’re a young carer.
  • Ditch the Label: Facing bullying? Ditch the Label offers support for young people aged 12-25. Visit their website.
  • Early Help IAG Service: Get confidential advice and support on education, training, and jobs if you’re 13-19. Find out more here.
  • Gateshead Talking Therapies: Feeling anxious, stressed, or depressed? This free service offers therapy for young people aged 16 and over.
  • Platform Gateshead: Need help with substance misuse? Get support from specialists.
  • Streetwise: Access health and wellbeing services designed for young people aged 11-25.
  • The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA): Find information and support if you’re affected by a parent’s drinking. Visit their website.
  • WEYES Counselling: Get confidential counselling services for mental health issues (ages 9-25).
  • Young Sibs: This website offers support for young people with siblings who have disabilities or special needs. Visit their website.
Looking for new experiences and opportunities?

Looking for new experiences and opportunities?

  • NCS (National Citizen Service): This life-changing program for 15-17 year olds offers adventures and helps you develop new skills. Visit their website.
  • Youth Focus North East: This organisation works with young people on issues like employment, loneliness, and mental health. Visit their website.

Looking for information or support that isn’t listed here?

The Young Carer Service is here to help! Contact us if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

Additionally, here are some resources outside of Gateshead that may be helpful:

  • Disability North: Free, confidential advice and support for people with disabilities. Find out more here.
  • Office of the Children’s Commissioner: Get help with questions about your rights, welfare, and safety. Call their free helpline (open weekdays 9am-5pm) 0800 528 0731 or email them.
  • A website for adult carers (18+) offering information, support, and resources. Visit their website.

Remember, you’re not alone. There are people who care and want to help!

How to request support

Simply complete our Care Service enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Care Service Enquiries

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