Your teenage years are often the best years of your life, no longer a child but not yet an adult. Whilst you might have one, having a job isn’t essential, your responsibilities are likely few, school holidays give you quite a lot of free time to develop hobbies, try different things and make new friends etc.
With all this in mind, your teenage years can also be quite a challenging time. Juggling schoolwork, friendships and relationships, hormones and puberty and the pressure of making choices that potentially could affect the rest of your life. Physically and emotionally everything is changing and you are driven into some of the most intense situations of your young adult life where you will encounter heartbreak, peer pressure, low self-esteem and anxiety.
Sometimes it's difficult to talk to someone close to you or to know where to get the advice and support that you need. Sometimes you just need information and advice, so we’ve compiled a list of all the useful resources you might need throughout your adolescent years.
THR1VE is a Children’s Social Prescribing Programme launched by Derbyshire Voluntary Action in 2021 alongside Chesterfield FC Community Trust. Their mission is to reach out to young people struggling with their confidence and connections. Thr1ve recognises young people’s potential and offers support to help boost confidence, independence and participation.
Click the image to the left of this text for more information or to make a referral.
MindSET is digital resource provider for young people to improve mental health and wellbeing. Adversity and trauma have a huge impact on our physical and mental health which is why we have developed an effective way to share skills, understanding and support that enables you to develop your own resilience. The resource is provided by Body & Soul charity who's core purpose is to address the life-threatening effects of childhood adversity in people of all ages.
Through free, live, online sessions, videos, animations and podcasts, you can benefit from their wellbeing wisdom. Access all of this and more through their website here
Papyrus Hopelink https://papyrus-uk.org/
Big White Wall https://www.bigwhitewall.com/v2/LandingV2.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f
Reduction of self-harm Harmless http://www.harmless.org.uk/
Alcohol and Recovery Services http://alcohol-advice.co.uk/areas/chesterfield/
C-card contraceptive advice accessed via local schools
AUTISTIC SPECTRA SUPPORT and RESPITE
FURTHER EDUCATION in CHESTERFIELD
Chesterfield College https://www.chesterfield.ac.uk/