Help and advice Young carers advice Other sources of help and information There are many other local and national services that offer help to children and young people. If you can't find the service you want, give the Young Carer Service a shout and we'll try to help. Carer's Emergency Support Service (Gateshead) This service enables carers to plan for emergencies and, should one happen, will provide up to 48 hours emergency support, which can be extended over a bank holiday. Gateshead Carers’ Emergency Support Service Childline You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it's better out than in. They're here to support you and help you find ways to cope. www.childline.org.uk Children and Young People’s Service (CYPS) The Children and Young People’s Service provides supports children and young people aged 0-18 living in Newcastle and Gateshead who have mental health difficulties. www.ntw.nhs.uk/services Crisis Team The Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team are experienced mental health staff, including nurses, social workers, psychiatrists and pharmacy staff. They offer assessment and home treatment for people over 16 experiencing a mental health crisis, as an alternative to hospital admission. The team operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week but does not provide an ‘emergency’ service such as a 999 response. www.cntw.nhs.uk/services Disability North They provide a range of information, advice and support services relating to all aspects of disability. Their advice and support is free, confidential and impartial. www.disabilitynorth.org.uk Ditch The Label Support for young people aged 12-25 who are affected by bullying. www.ditchthelabel.org Early Help, Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) Service Gateshead's Early Help, Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) service (formerly known as Connexions Gateshead) offer confidential advice and support services for 13-19 year olds. You can get help or support with further education, training, employment and apprenticeships. www.gateshead.gov.uk/article Gateshead Talking Therapies Gateshead Talking Therapies offer a free and confidential service for people aged 16 and over who are registered with a GP (Doctor) in Gateshead. They provide a range of psychological therapies to help you feel better if you’re anxious, depressed, stressed or worried. www.gatesheadtalkingtherapies.nhs.uk Kooth Online Emotional Support Free, safe and anonymous online mental health support for young people. www.kooth.com NCS (National Citizen Service) NCS is a life-changing programme in four phases open to all teenagers aged 15-17. It is designed to provide you with all sorts of new experiences. www.ncsyes.co.uk Platform Gateshead Specialist substance misuse services to under 18s, reducing risk, problematic substance misuse and further harm. www.humankindcharity.org.uk Streetwise Streetwise provide a range of health and wellbeing support services for young people aged 11-25yrs. www.streetwisenorth.org.uk The National Association For Children Of Alcoholics They provide information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent's drinking. www.nacoa.org.uk WEYES Counselling Counselling services for 9 to 25 years olds to help with mental health issues. www.children-ne.org.uk Young Minds Young Minds provide support and advice around mental health and issues such as anger, bullying, problems sleeping and problems at school www.youngminds.org.uk Young Sibs Young Sibs is a website for children and young people who have a brother or sister who is disabled, has special educational needs or a serious long-term condition. www.youngsibs.org.uk Youth Focus North East Youth Focus North East is a regional youth work organisation which improves the lives of young people. They work alongside young people and professionals to develop responses to the biggest issues in the lives of young people, such as employment, loneliness and isolation, and health and wellbeing. www.youthfocusne.org.uk Carers.org Visit Carers.org or email [email protected] Carers.org is for adult carers, with users aged 18 to 80+, with a focus on sharing knowledge and finding solidarity, backed by access to expert and authoritative welfare information. Office of the Children’s Commissioner advice and assistance line They can help with questions you have about your rights, welfare and safety. Email: [email protected] Freephone: 0800 528 0731 The phone number is free from a landline, but may cost from a mobile.The phone line is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.