Support Groups and Sites
Whether you're feeling stressed, anxious, lonely or down, no matter what it relates to -
ChildLine is a private and confidential service, meaning that what you say stays between you and ChildLine.
Think U Know
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre's website provide the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what's good, what's not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there's an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it. Most importantly, there's also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
Open Door, Leicester run a bullying support group which you can join if you would like the chance to talk about your experiences and learn ways of dealing with bullying. Find out more on their website www.opendoorleicester.org.
Leicester LGBT Centre
Leicester Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Centre is a voluntary organisation established to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
'First Out' is Leicester Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Centre's social and support group for young people aged between 13 and 19 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or are questioning their sexuality or gender identity. First Out meets on a Thursday evening at Leicester LGBT Centre from 7 - 9pm.
Get Connected is the UK's free, confidential helpline for young people under 25 who need help and don't know where to turn. Our service is available 365 days a year and young people can contact us by phone, webchat, email, text message or use our online directory, WebHelp 24/7.
When a young person gets in touch, one of our 100 trained Helpline Volunteers helps them explore their issues. They offer emotional support and can let them know about appropriate sources of further specialist help from our database of 10,000 trusted organisations.
Last year, each of our Helpline Volunteers directly helped around 200 children and young people who needed help with a wide range of issues including homelessness, self harm, bullying and drugs.
Follow the link below for a short you tube video about Get Connected and how they can help:
Got a question but not sure who to ask? Lancashire Constabulary have a website which may be able to help. Covering topics from bullying to drugs, trusted2know is a useful place to visit for answers and advice.