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Links to sites which provide useful and interesting resources and information for young people and adults who work with them.

Please note:  SCC are not responsible for the contents or reliability of any other websites to which we provide a link and do not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them.

 

 undefined getset is what Somerset County Council is starting to call the early help and support for children, young people and their families in Somerset.  getset will bring together all the other help that's available for anyone with children aged under 19. We are working with partners to offer extra support that people want in their local area. Anything from help with school attendance and healthy eating, to advice on finding a job and understanding what benefits you're entitled to.

 undefined C&SH tells you where to find information and support about many aspects of sexual health including contraception, unplanned pregnancy and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.  It also has some good information about taking care of yourself. Why not try the sexual health quiz and check out your knowledge?

 undefined If you're a young person living in Somerset you may find that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning your sexuality or gender identity can be difficult. The 2BU site is here to help give you some answers and some support if you feel you want it.  It's also here to help parents and teachers understand what is going on for LGB young people.

Participation Works is a consortium of six leading children and young people's organisations that provides expert advice to anyone wanting to give a voice to children and young people.

Stand Against Violence (SAV) is a UK registered charity which exists to prevent violence. We do this through education and by raising awareness. SAV demonstrates the consequences of violence and equips youngsters to handle potentially violent situations by using compelling and participative educational techniques

Young People Frome exists to represent the needs of young people in Frome and the surrounding area, by drawing together all agencies involved in working with young people in Frome and the surrounding area, to share ideas resources and training opportunities.  YPF is a non-profit making community based organisation, funded in the main by grants from Frome Town Council.

www.somersetcsh.co.uk

The new website for young people's contraceptive and sexual health services in Somerset. A huge amount of very useful and relevant information.

 www.sypn.org

SYPN is a newspaper for 13-19 year olds, bringing young people in Somerset information about news and issues that matter to us, locally and nationally

A source of information on how to stay safe on the roads.  There are also details of road safety courses.


WorldWide Volunteering is a non-profit making organisation whose aim is to make it easier for people of all ages to volunteer. We do this by providing instant access to information about the widest range of volunteering opportunities throughout the UK and worldwide.

The WWV database enables volunteers to build an on-screen profile of their ideal volunteer placement which is then matched against the requirements of over 1700 organisations with more than 1,500,000 placements each year throughout the world.


About My Area is a site that uses local correspondents to provide information about what's going on in your local area. Not all areas of Somerset are covered but its getting better all the time.  Log on, put in your postcode and hey presto!

  

Mental Health Resources

If you are concerned about mental health issues, you can find details of local resources for mental health on the NHS Somerset website
 

 

 

Look Out 4 Ur M8s is an online game which encourages people to look out for their mates when out drinking.Set in a nightclub, the game challenges players to find their friends at the end of a night out, so everybody can travel home safely together. As you progress through the game the amount of alcohol your character has drunk increases, and it becomes more difficult to move around the club.

There's also a Facebook group in which you can pledge to look out for your mates.

Funding Central is a free smart website which provides access to thousands of funding oportunities available from government and government non-departmental bodies and agencies, local and regional government, charitable organisations and foundations, and the EU.

 

Dreamscheme is based on a simple concept of WORK, POINTS and TRIPS. young people are enabled to carry out community based work projects for which they earn points. These can then be exchanged for trips and activities of their choice.

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 Inspiration and advice to help make raising money easier.  

Nutritionist Resource is an online directory advertising qualified and/or registered nutritionists in the UK and Northern Ireland.  They provide a wide range of information around diet and nutrition and only list nutritionists who are registered with a recognised professional body or those who have sent them copies of their qualifications and insurance cover.