Where can you find help?
Connexions is the advice, guidance and support service for all young people 13-19, and they are there to help you prepare for your future. By the way if you have learning difficulties or disabilities they can help you until you are 25.
If you’re confused about what to do their Personal Advisers can help you with your choices - from careers, education and learning, and finding a job to a whole range of life and health issues. Quite often the biggest worries don’t seem so bad when you talk to someone. Whatever’s on your mind they should be able to help you!
Get in touch with us on 084567 13 2 19 or call into your local Connexions centre, there are several in Manchester.
Download their leaflet Connexions Can Help You (pdf)
If you want to contact or speak to someone out of our normal opening times contact Connexions Direct.
Tel: 080 800 13-2-19 Text: 077664 13-2-19
Connexions Direct advisers are on call from 8.00am to 2.00am seven days a week.
They also have a site called cnx2 which gives you lots of information if you're looking for a job.
Independent Visitor Scheme and Case Conference Leaflets...
Click on the titles below to find leaflets that give you.more information about ways to make your voice heard, as well as services and advice available for you.
- Information about the service and how it can help you.
This leaflet has different sections about the Independent Visitor Scheme. This Scheme is for Looked After Children and Young People.
An Independent Visitor is:
- Someone who will spend time getting to know you,
- Someone not paid to spend time with you, but does so because they want to,
- Someone you can share your leisure time or activities with.
- A Case Conference is a meeting organised by your social worker if she or he is worried you are not being looked after at home. This leaflet tells you who will be there and how to have your say.
YPSF - City Centre Project - 0161 228 7655/4
The Young People’s Support Foundation has two sites, in Oldham Street (city centre) and Wythenshawe.
They offer advice, guidance and support to young people aged 14-25 who are experiencing difficulties with housing and homelessness, as well as other issues.
The have specific projects dealing with 16-17 year olds homeless young people, financial guidance, and parenting support.
42nd Street - 0161 228 1888 (helpline) 0161 228 7321 (admin)
42nd Street provide support to young people aged 13-25 experiencing stress and mental health problems.
They offer counselling, drop-ins and self-help resources.
They also have dedicated services for Black young people, LGBT youth and a new arts-based project for disabled young people.
Brook Advisory Clinic - 0161 237 3001
Brook provide FREE and CONFIDENTIAL sexual health advice for young people under 19.
The Manchester Centre is at Commonwealth House, 81 Lever Street (near Great Ancoats Street), Manchester, M1 1FL. See a map here.
The Centre offers contraception, advice and counselling to young people.
Safe in the City - Tel 0161 868 0382 / Fax 0161 868 0888
Safe in the City provides support and advice, befriending children in Manchester and Salford who run away and are at risk.
Safe in the City support asylum seeking children and young people.
Safe in the City offers a range of responses such as practical support, time to talk and expertise to construct plans with young people to try and motivate change.
Childline - FREEPHONE 0800 1111
Are you feeling scared?
Do you feel like you have no control?
Childline is a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL service for children and young people in the UK.
When you call Childline you will be able to speak to someone who cares about your problems.
For more information about Childline, click here for their website.
Manchester Children's Rights Service - FREEPHONE 0800 032 5647
Manchester Children's Right's Service is for children and young people in Manchester.
Manchester Children's Right's Service make sure that the voices of looked after children and young people, and of children in need is heard.
- Do you feel no one is listening to you?
- Are decisions made that you are unhappy with?
Children's Right's Officers can...
- stand up for you
- respond quickly and speak to you in a safe place
- tell you what is happening and tell you about your rights
- talk to you about what is upsetting you
- share information with you