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Resources 4 Young People

These are some suggestions for you. This is not an exhaustive list and please feel free to suggest any you personally recommend 

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Support


Beat (eating disorders) One-to-One Web Chat

You can talk one-to-one with us using our secure instant messaging service. Beat’s advisors are highly trained, and available to talk to anyone affected by an eating disorder 365 days a year . We’ll listen to your concerns in a non-judgemental way, provide you with support, and help you to decide on your best next step.


Shout free crisis text line: 85258


Borderline

Every evening from 7pm to 10pm

0800 027 4466


Breathing Space

Monday to Thursday from 6pm to 2am

Friday from 6pm until 6am on Monday

0800 83 85 87


Samaritans ​

Any time

116 123 or 08457 90 90 90


Emergency Duty Team

Monday to Thursday from 4.30pm to midnight

Friday from 4pm to midnight

Weekends and public holidays from 9am to midnight

Each night an emergency service is available midnight to 9am

01896 752111


useful links to local services


New Horizons Borders: "A user-led mental health charity which aims to raise self-esteem and empower individuals"

Nature Unlimited: "We run sessions in woodlands across the Scottish Borders, ranging from employability programmes, community projects, mental health sessions to events such as team building & birthday parties."

Works+ : "We run 10-week projects with groups of 12 participants from across the Scottish Borders. Participants experience increased confidence, improved social skills and general wellbeing. Participants are then more able to find and sustain employment, further education or training. Works+ also offers a unique 12-month aftercare service."

Serendipity Recovery Cafe

Live Borders Young Creatives

Let's Talk Associates 


Websites & Apps

Video Clips

Books

"Blame my Brain" by Nicola Morgan

"Positively Teenage" by Nicola Morgan

"the anxiety survival guide for teens" by Jennifer Shannon

the "an instant help book for teens" series of workbooks

"the self-confidence workbook" by Barbara Markway and Celia Ampel

"starving the anxiety gremlin" by Kate Collins-Donnelly 

"The gifts of imperfection" by Brene Brown

"Positive Psychology: a toolkit for happiness, purpose and wellbeing" by Bridget Grenville-Cleave

"Breakthrough: a blueprint for your mind" by Brian Costello

"Warriors, Settlers & nomads" by Terence Watts

Breathing Space: The little book of brighter days