You may find the following websites and telephone support lines of help and interest:
Advice, Support & Information for Young People
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call Child Line for FREE on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Child Line an email or post on the message boards.
Sibs is the UK charity for brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults. Sibs aims to enhance the lives of siblings by providing them with information and support, and by influencing service provision throughout the UK.
- London Borough of Barnet
Tel: 020 8359 5000
A wide range of information on services and facilities in the local area. See the Adult Social Care and Children, Young People and Families pages for information and advice specifically related to carers, and the Social Care Direct page for enquiries and support needed relating to social care in Barnet.
- Youth and Family Support Service
Tel: 020 8359 5281
Providing targeted youth workers to the borough’s most vulnerable young people. Helping them resolve difficulties and re-engage with education, employment, or training. Working with schools, parenting support, families and local community organisations. Also offering a wide range of exciting and challenging activities throughout the year for young people.
- Family Lives
Family Lives works around the clock, transforming the lives of families, supporting parents and making happier relationships. As well as core family support services offered through the helpline, and online chat, Family Lives also work in many different areas and offering tailored support around issues such as bullying, special educational needs, and support for specific communities.
- Carers Trust
Tel: 0300 772 9600
Provides a wide range of information and advice specifically for carers.
- Barnet Mencap
Tel: 020 8349 3842
Provides a range of services and campaigns with people with learning disabilities and their families to secure good services and support in the borough.
- Kids Time Foundation
Kids Time Foundation provide information, resources and support for children and young people who care for, or are affected by, a parent or sibling’s mental illness.
- Westminster Drug Project (WDP)
WDP Barnet Young People’s drug and alcohol service (YPDAS) offers support for young people who may be affected by drug or alcohol problems. The first WDP service aimed at those under 18, offering personalised services to meet young people’s individual needs.