There's more help out there

This page provides links to other sites where parents and young people alike can access more help and advice on a wide range of concerns relating to all forms of lifestyle issues. To access the sites, simply click on the relevant title. 

Lifestyle Issues

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. 

Landed is a registered charity based in Lanarkshire which provides information to young people who may be at risk of harm associated with the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and sexual health issues.

The Samaritans' teaching programme - DEAL (Developing Emotional Awareness and Learning) - helps schools develop the skills that young people aged 14-16 need to cope with life's challenges. 

Breathing Space provides experienced advisors who will listen and provide information and advice to anybody feeling down or depressed. Talking about how you feel is a positive first step in getting help.

The Scottish Association for Mental Health is dedicated to mental health and well-being for all. The vision is of a society where people are able to live their lives fully regardless of present or past circumstances.

The Young Scot website provides information on a huge range of topics - from keeping fit and healthy to your rights as an EU citizen. 

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything - no problem is too big or too small.

All young people need help to make the transition to adult life and independence. CHILDREN 1ST provides a range of services, from a healthy eating drop in cafĂ© to more intensive support such as one-to-one counselling and befriending.

Elament provides information for people seeking assistance with mental health problems, including a directory of services in the Lanarkshire area. 

Choose Life was launched by the Scottish Executive to tackle the high rates of suicide in Scotland. The Choose Life framework ensures action is taken nationally and locally to build skills through training, improve knowledge and awareness of good suicide prevention practice, and to encourage improved co-ordination between services. 

Bullying is a worry in many areas, but useful information and contact telephone numbers and email addresses for further advice can be accessed through South Lanarkshire Council's website.

First On Scene is one example of public sector agencies working together to produce results. In association with Aberdeen College students, South Marr community safety group have produced four lifesaving skills movies with lesson plans.