Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. Their website has lots of useful information if yourself or a loved one is suffering. They also offer online support groups and regional support services. There are also helplines available outlined below and one-to-one web chat available on their website.
Beat Adult Helpline (Over 18’s): 0808 801 0677 or email@example.com
Beat Youthline (Under 18’s): 0808 801 0711 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Beat Studentline: 0808 801 0811 or email@example.com
Bereaved Children Support York is a local charity that seeks to support children, young people and their families living in the York area, so they are better able to cope with the impact of bereavement on their lives. We do this by running a monthly peer support group which provides the opportunity to meet other children with similar experiences in a relaxed, fun and creative environment. We also offer one to one therapeutic support for those children who need it as well as arranging social trips and activities and running a regular daytime group for parents.
Brook provide wellbeing and sexual health support aimed at under 25’s. Their website has lots of useful information about contraception, relationships, staying safe online and much more. They also have a useful “Ask Brook” tool to try and answer any questions you might have.
Community Ties Wednesday Youth Group in Haxby is an open space for young people ages 10-14 to take part in exciting activities, games, baking, sports, trips and more, delivered by qualified Youth and Project Workers! Wednesdays, term time, 6:30-8:30pm at Oaken Grove Community Centre, £2 per week.
T: 01904 769176
Community Ties Wigginton Drop-In provides young people ages 13-16 free access to youth services and support on making positive and healthy lifestyle choices through exciting activities, games, and more, delivered by qualified Youth and Project Workers! Tuesdays, term time, 7:30-9:00 pm at the Wigginton Old School.
T: 01904 769176
FRANK gives honest information about drugs with information about dealing with peer pressure, what to do in an emergency and what to do if you’re worried about someone. You can contact FRANK through their website using live chat, text, call or email for friendly, confidential advice.
If you’re looking for information about staying safe online, there’s lots of useful information on this website. Find information on protecting yourself and your devices as well as useful information about dealing with social media/networking.
Essential support for ages 13-25. A free, confidential service to help you make informed choices about your wellbeing using articles/videos on their website or you can call, email or live chat them too.
York’s LGBTQ youth group for ages 14-25 run by Yorkshire MESMAC. Please get in contact for exact times and dates!
The Workshop, Marygate Lane, York, YO30 7BJ
T: 01904 620400