More help for young people

Services to Keep You Safe
The Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) has put this menu together to help you know who to contact when things aren’t quite right.

The LSCB makes sure that all agencies work together to promote the safety of children and young people in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster

Childline
Phone: 0800 1111
Website: www.childline.org.uk
Borough: All 3 boroughs

Childline is available to anyone under 18 years old. You can talk to Childline about anything: Bullying, running away, school friends, gangs, cyber bullying, puberty, peer pressure, crime, abuse, how you look, pregnancy, drugs, families, online safety and much much more.

Children’s Legal Centre and Child Advice Line (CLAL)
Phone: 08088 020 008
Website: www.childrenslegalcentre.com
Borough: All 3 boroughs

CLAL is available to anyone under 25 years old. CLAL provides free legal advice and information covering all aspects of child and family law in England and Wales.

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West London Centre for Sexual Health
Charing Cross Hospital W6 8RF
Phone: 0208 846 1579
Borough: Hammersmith and Fulham

Confidential sexual health service for young people aged 19 and under. Check-ups, advice and counselling, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, contraception, free condoms, information and advice for young people who have been sexually assaulted

Family support localities service Hammersmith and Fulham

The localities service supports families in the following ways;

  • Identifying the problems that children, young people and families are facing and ask “why” this is the case
  • Offering support to children, young people and families, to develop resilience to these problems and help to provide the tools to  ‘bounce back’
  • Encouraging families to make safe and healthy life choices
  • Promoting learning skills within the family and encourage attainment in school
  • Preventing children and young people from engaging in drug and alcohol misuse
  • Reducing the likelihood of involvement with the police.

A: Family Services Front Door
Hammersmith Town Hall,
Hammersmith,
W6 9JU
T: 0208 753 6600
E:  FamilyServices@lbhf.gov.uk

Foodbank
Christ Church Fulham
67 Studdridge Street SW6 3TD
Phone: 0207 751 2248
Website: http://www.hffb.org/
Borough: Hammersmith and Fulham

Service available to all ages. Those that are in crisis, without food or money to buy food.

A Place to Talk
Parkside Clinic
63-65 Lancaster Road W11 1QG
Phone: 0208 383 6123 (for appointments)
Email: parkside.cnwl@nhs.net
Website: http://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/
Borough: Live or study in Kensington and Chelsea

A walk in counselling service for young people aged 13-21 (If you feel depressed, lonely, have concerns about school or college, having difficulties with friends, family or other relationships, concerns about bullying, drugs or sexual issues)

Careline
147 Stevenage Road  Fulham  SW6 6PB
Phone: 0207 386 8763 (all calls are recorded)
Borough: Hammersmith and Fulham

Services are available to all age groups:Help with social and medical emergencies, support to combat domestic violence and racial harassment, advice on dealing with bogus callers, help with short-term medical problems, security advice – to increase your confidence when living on your own.

 Pace
Phone: 020 7715 0378 (Meryem Hassan)
Website:  www.pacehealth.org.uk
Email: youth@pacehealth.org.uk
Borough: All 3 boroughs

Pace is available to young people under 19 years. Pace offers free and confidential youth counselling and youth advocacy.

Other projects available are Project Indigo: a safe space and the Youth Ambassadors.

Crimestoppers
Phone: 0800 555 111
Website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Borough: All 3 boroughs

Contact Crimestoppers anonymously with information about crime. You don’t have to be scared about coming forward because they don’t record any personal details about you. They make sure your identify can not be found out.

Remember!!! Crimestoppers is not an emergency service and if you see a crime taking place you should ring 999 to report it immediately.

Young Minds
Website: http://www.youngminds.org.uk/
Boroughs: All 3 boroughs

Young Minds is a website that has lots of information for young people about mental health and emotional well-being. They don’t have a helpline, but they do have a list of other agencies that can support you.

 Txtm8
Send your text to: 89868
Website: www.txtm8.com
Borough: Young people living, working or studying in Hammersmith and Fulham or Kensington and Chelsea

txtm8 is a free and confidential sex and relationships text service. Just text your question to 89868 and you’ll receive a free answer within 30 minutes. The text service is completely free and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or you can check out their website.

Early Help for Young People
Email: earlyhelp@rbkc.gov.uk
Borough: Kensington and Chelsea

Early Help for Young People can provide support with: anxiety, low self-esteem, low mood, making friends, confidence, family problems, bereavement, exam stress and bullying. Just email them with your name, contact number and concern and they will get someone to contact you as soon as possible.

Body and Soul
Phone: 0207 923 6880
Website: www.bodyandsoulcharity.org
Borough: All 3 boroughs

Body and Soul is a charity promoting the respect, dignity and wellbeing of children, teenagers, adults and families living with and affected by HIV. This service is available to children and young people of all ages.

The Hidden Harm Project
Lee Morphew
Isaac Newton Centre
108a Lancaster Road W11 1QS
Phone: 0207 938 8027/ 07739 314 796
Email: lee.morphew@rbkc.gov.uk
Borough: Kensington and Chelsea

Support for children and young people aged 5-18, whose parents may have used drugs or alcohol.

Are You Ok?
Phone:0845 30 30 900
Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk/are-you-ok
Borough: All 3 boroughs

Information for young people on types of crime, how it can affect you, the help they can give you and information on how a court case works. You don’t have to report a crime to get their help and you can call them anytime after your experience, even if it happened years ago.

Get Connected
Phone: 0808 808 4994
Website: www.getconnected.org.uk
Borough: All 3 boroughs

Get Connected is a free confidential helpline service for young people under 25 who need help but don’t know where to turn

National Self Harm Network
Phone: 0800 622 6000 (7pm-11pm Thursday-Saturday, 6.10pm-10.30pm Sunday)
Website: www.nshn.co.uk
Borough: All 3 boroughs

The lead UK charity offering support, advice and advocacy services to people affected by self harm directly.

 Housing Support

For 16&17 year olds
H&F Advice
Ground Floor 145-155 King Street W6 9XY
Phone: 0845 313 3935
Borough: Hammersmith and Fulham

Children’s Services now provide support and practical help to young people and families in resolving their difficulties, leading to young people either staying at home, returning home or leaving in a planned way.

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Phone: 0845 634 7650
Website: www.b-eat.co.uk
Borough: All 3 boroughs

Information about eating disorders, how to get help and how to help someone you know with an eating disorder. If you are 25 or under, call the Beat Youthline. The Youthline is open Monday to Thursday 1.30pm – 4.30pm. The Youthline also offers a call back service, text ‘callback’ to 07786 20 18 20 – they aim to get back to you within 24 hours.

There is also a Youthline email service at fyp@b-eat.co.uk.

Local Safeguarding Children Board
Community Development Worker – Faith and Culture
Shruti Clayton (Shruti is only part time and will get back to you as soon as she can)
Email: shruti.clayton@rbkc.gov.uk
Borough: All 3 boroughs

If you are worried about:

  • Female genital cutting
  • Being forced to marry someone you don’t want to
  • Have been told you are possessed or a witch
  • Have been threatened by your family because of dishonour

You can contact Shruti and she will support you to find someone who can help keep you safe.

Local Safeguarding Children Board
Community Development Worker – Children and Young People
Mickella Jenkins
Phone: 07739 315 386
Email: mickella.jenkins@rbkc.gov.uk
Boroughs: All 3 boroughs

If you can’t find what you’re looking for from the list, please contact me and I will help you to find the right person or service