Useful Documents & Links

HELPFUL LINKS

Here's a list of helpful links for sixth form leaders. Feel free to suggest others by emailing michael@netsixthform.co.uk


USEFUL NEWSLETTTERS

 If you have any sign up suggestions to share with other heads of sixth form email michael@netsixthform.co.uk

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Useful websites for choosing universities

Web sites for advisers

Web sites to support with employability 

PSHE and self-help web sites to pass on to students in need 

Source: Some information below provided by Amy Winehouse Foundation who are worth looking at for your sixth form PSHE programme for their work on resilience, drug and alcohol addiction. 

Children and teenagers

  • Childline
    A free, 24 hour counselling service that allows young people to get help and advice on a wide range of topics. Their website allows you to talk to a counsellor online or post on their message boards.www.childline.org.uk       Call 0800 1111
  • Together for Short Lives
    A leading UK charity for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.
    www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk
  • The Mix
    The UK’s leading support service for young people under 25, The Mix can help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs.
    www.themix.org.uk
  • Samaritans
    Whatever you're going through, and any age, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.         Call 116 123 for free
    www.samaritans.org

Drugs

  • Amy Winehouse Foundation
    The Amy Winehouse Foundation works to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people. We also aim to support, inform and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential. www.amywinehousefoundation...
  • Action on Addiction
    Working with people affected by drug and alcohol problems, this charity works in the areas of research, prevention and treatment as well as providing education and family support services.
    www.actiononaddiction.org.uk
  • Addaction
    One of the UK’s leading drug, alcohol and mental health charities.
    www.addaction.org.uk
  • Al Anon
    Providing support to teenagers, families and anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not.
    www.al-anonuk.org.uk
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    Groups that take place throughout the country, enabling people struggling with alcohol dependency and misuse to maintain sobriety through peer support.
    www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
  • Drugfam
    A charity offering professional support to families, friends and carers of young people who have developed problems with drugs.
    www.drugfam.co.uk
  • Narcotics Anonymous
    Membership is open to anyone with a drug problem seeking help, regardless of what drug or combination of drugs have been used, and irrespective of age, sex, religion, race, creed or class. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using drugs.
    www.ukna.org
  • UK Smart Recovery
    Teaching rational, easy to learn and self-empowering skills to help participants abstain from any addictive behaviour and to develop a lifestyle that supports sustained recovery.
    www.smartrecovery.org.uk

Eating Disorders

  • Beat
    The leading UK-wide charity providing information, help and support for people battlng with anorexia, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.
    www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

LGBTQI+ issues

  • Stonewall
    This charity works with organisations across the UK to bring equality to gay, lesbian and bisexual people at home, at school and at work.
    www.stonewall.org.uk
  • Mermaids
    Mermaids has evolved into one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities, empowering thousands of people with its secure online communities, local community groups, helpline services, web resources, events and residential weekends. https://mermaidsuk.org.uk

Mental Health

  • Mind
    Providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, as well as  campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
    www.mind.org.uk
  • Rethink Mental Illness
    Providing support and information to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, and helping them to recover a better quality of life.
    www.rethink.org
  • CALM
    A helpline for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support.
    www.thecalmzone.net0800 58 58 58

Domestic violence and victims of crime

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline
    Run in partnership by the charities Women’s Aid and Refuge, this free and confidential helpline offers support and advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
    0808 2000 247 (Freephone)
  • Victim Support
    A UK charity offering support for victims of crime, their families and anyone who may have witnessed a crime.
    www.victimsupport.org.uk

Homelesslessness

  • Centrepoint
    The UK’s leading charity for homeless young people, supporting 16-25 years olds with housing, learning, health and life skills.
    www.centrepoint.org.uk

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