Free Time and Lifestyle Information

  In this section, you'll find lots of useful websites to give you information on health, housing, money and relationship issues, as well as ideas about things to do in your spare time.  Remember that Web Advisers can offer you support and help with any issues which may be affecting you.  Go to the Contact Us page for details on how to reach us. 

 

Health and Staying Safe

 

Al-Anon UK - support for young people suffering from the affects of alcoholism in the family

https://al-anon.org/newcomers/teen-corner-alateen

 

Frank - the national drugs awareness site

www.talktofrank.com

 

B-Eat - for young people with eating disorders

www.b-eat.co.uk 

 

NHS Services - find out about doctors, dentists, hospitals etc.

www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/

 

CAMHS - for help with mental health issues

http://wakefield.mylocaloffer.org/wakefield-camhs-child-and-adolescent-mental-health-service

 

ESCAYP - counselling for young people in West Yorkshire

www.escayp.org.uk 

 

Brook - sex and pregnancy advisory service

www.brook.org.uk 

 

NHS Choices - sexual health information website

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/ 

 

Bullying UK - advice and tips on dealing with bullying

www.bullying.co.uk 

 

Childline - advice and information for young people dealing with a wide range of problems, online and telephone advice and support

www.childline.org.uk 

 

The Hideout - help and information about domestic abuse and violence

www.thehideout.org.uk 

 

Samaritans - if you need someone to talk to about your problems

www.samaritans.org 

 

   
Housing and Homelessness  
   

Riverside - a hostel for single people over 16 years of age

www.riverside.org.uk/

 

Wakefield & District Housing - social housing and advice

www.wdh.co.uk

 

Wakefield Council - advice, assistance and support for the homeless

www.wakefield.gov.uk/health-care-and-advice/adults-and-older-people-services/homelessness/provision-of-accommodation-to-homeless-16-and-17-year-old-young-people  

 

Together Housing - social housing to rent

www.togetherhousing.co.uk

 

Money and Benefits  
   

Turn2Us - information on benefits for young people

www.turn2us.org.uk/

 

Citizens Advice - advice for young people about money and benefits

www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/

 

Volunteering  
   

The Conservation Volunteers - green volunteering opportunities in the area

www.tcv.org.uk 

 

VInspired - search for a volunteering opportunity nationwide

www.vinspired.com 

 

Volunteering England - information, advice and opportunities

www.volunteering.org.uk 

 

Do It - national volunteering opportunities

www.do-it.org.uk 

 

   
Free Time  
   

Raleigh International - overseas expedition programmes

www.raleighinternational.org 

 

Duke of Edinburgh Awards - develop skills for work and life through a range of activities

www.dofe.org 

 

National Citizen Service - social action and adventure

www.ncsyes.co.uk

Youth Hostel Association - listing of hostels to stay in when travelling

www.yha.org.uk 

 

Wakefield Youth Service - clubs, things to do, etc.

http://wfyouth.co.uk/wakefield-youth-work-team