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Services for Young People

This page was inspired by the students of Challoners Grammar and High Schools who conducted a survey on the needs of young people in this area. If you would like to read their report you can find it here:

 

There are a variety of local services aimed at young people in Bucks

TTT

Time to Talk is a local, free counselling service for Young People on Bucks.  If you are worried about issues involving things like: -

  • Family
  • Relationships
  • School
  • Stress
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Drugs
  • Bullying
  • Self harm

Click here for more information about how Time toTalk can help.  They offer free face-to-face, online or telephone counselling, to suit you.

You can also seek help via the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services team (CAMHS) - click here for information on how to self refer

 

SH

Sexual Health Bucks offers free and confidential advice on all aspects of sexual health, including: -

  • Contraceptive advice, including emergency contraception
  • STI testing, including chlamydia testing
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Free condoms
  • HIV services

Click here for more information about the sexual health sevices available in this area.

 

How your GP Surgery can Help

In addition to the organisations above, you can make an appointment with your GP to discuss any worries you may have, in strict confidence.  We can also offer contraceptive advice, referral to young people's NHS mental health services and chlamydia testing at the surgery.

Useful Apps for Young People

Lots of us use Apps every day, whether it’s to message our friends or to edit photographs. But have you considered using apps on your phone to help improve your general wellbeing?

Below is a list of a few apps we would recommend giving a go. Just remember though that although these apps can be useful we still recommend speaking to a trusted adult or GP if you have concerns about any symptoms you are experiencing.

 SAM

Self-help for Anxiety Management – a self-help app to learn to manage anxiety.

 What’s up? 

What’s Up? is a fantastic free app utilising some of the best CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) methods to help you cope with Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Stress and more!

 Headspace

Meditation made simple. Meditation can help improve your focus, exercise mindful awareness, relieve anxiety and reduce stress.

 Optimism

A mood charting apps for managing depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders to keep a journal and chart recovery progress.

 Relax Melodies

Select sounds and melodies to help you sleep.

 Mindshift

An app to help teens cope with everyday anxieties, it teaches relaxation, suggests activities to help you shift and face it.

 Moodtrack Diary

Monitor and track your emotional health. The app records a range of emotions for anxiety, depression, stress, posttraumatic stress and your general well-being.

 Grief: Support for Young People

This app has been created by leading bereavement charity Child Bereavement UK and the bereaved young people we work with. It is for 11-25 year olds who have been bereaved of someone important to them. It can also be used by friends, teachers, parents and professionals who would like to know how to support bereaved young people.

 CALM

Relax with Calm, a simple mindfulness meditation app



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