Sometimes its difficult to talk to someone close to you or to know where to get the advice and support that you need. Sometimes you just need information and advice! Speak UP will give you someone independent to talk to; offering support to help you find a solution to deal with any questions, worries or problems that you may have. 

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UP in Poole is now UP in BCP. Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Local Authorities have merged and you can now access all services for young people, wherever you live in the BCP area, using this site. If what you are looking for isn’t listed, get in touch and we will add it to the site and get you the information that you need.

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Action for Children

For children and young people. If you are a child or young person, we want to help you get your voice heard. Find out how we can support you...

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AIM Community

AIM Community provides a variety of opportunities for young people to access support and creative learning

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Safe homes and better futures for lgbtq+ young people

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Alateen

Alateen is for teenage relatives and friends of alcoholics. Alateen is part of Al-Anon.

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Anna Freud National Centre for Families & Children - On My Mind

On My Mind aims to empower young people to make informed choices about the mental health support they want, the treatments they receive and the outcomes they desire.

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We know we can’t solve all your troubles, but we can give you tools to help: whether it is everyday tips, sounds to relax your mind, strategies to cope with parenting right now or films to get you talking. We're here for you.

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BCHA

We are a not for profit, registered Housing Association that have been supporting the local community including those experiencing homelessness for the past 50 years.

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BCP Housing Services

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Beat Eating Disorders

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. Founded in 1989 as the Eating Disorders Association, our mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

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Bournemouth and Poole College

We are the largest provider of Further Education (FE) and Apprenticeships in the area.

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The UK's leading abortion care service

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Brook

Brook operates a number of sexual health and wellbeing services across the UK to young people under 25.

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CAMHS Dorset

CAMHS provides support to children and young people who are coping with significant mental health difficulties.

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Centrepoint

Centrepoint provides housing and support for young people regionally in London, Manchester, Yorkshire and the North East and through partnerships all over the UK.

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Childline

Free and confidential help for young people in the UK.

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Connection 24/7

Connection is a round-the-clock helpline for people of all ages, anywhere in Dorset, who are experiencing mental health problems and need support.

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Depaul

Supporting young people facing homelessness to achieve their potential.

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Dorset Mind Your Head

Dorset Mind Your Head helps children and young people in Dorset to be as mentally healthy as possible.

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Family Lives

Parenting and Family Support

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Fearless

We provide you with a safe place to give information about crime - 100% anonymously.

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Frank

Honest information about drugs

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Kingston Maurward College

Kingston Maurward is a vibrant and growing land-based College.

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Kooth

Kooth is your online mental wellbeing community. Access free, safe and anonymous support.

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Little Lullaby

Little Lullaby is an online support community for young parents and parents-to-be.Chat, tell your story and share advice with other young mums and dads through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

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Maternity Matters Dorset

Your guide to maternity options and services in DorsetIf you think you are in labour or have urgent concerns call: 0300 369 0388

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Mind Dorset

A pioneering local charity that has been supporting local people with mental health challenges since 1946.

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Mosaic Family Support

Mosaic support children and young people who have been bereaved of someone special, such as a parent, sibling, friend or a member of their extended family. This includes all causes of death such as long-term illness, sudden death, suicide, murder or road traffic accident.

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NHS Chat Health

It’s safe and easy for you to speak to a qualified health professional. Just send a message, you don’t have to give your name. Discreet and quick. It only takes one message to start making a difference. You’ll get confidential advice from trained health staff in your area.

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NSPCC

Everything we do protects children today and prevents abuse tomorrow, to transform society for every childhood.

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NUMBER 18 Poole - UP in BCP

NUMBER 18 is located in Poole Town Centre and provides confidential information and advice for Young People aged 12 to 19 (or 25 if they have special educational needs or disabilities).

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Poole Housing

Find out about your housing options including private rented accommodation, house shares and social housing.

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Raising the Participation Age (RPA)

A brief guide explaining Raising the Participation Age (RPA)

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REACH Young People’s Service

REACH YP offers a confidential drug and alcohol service for ‘under 24’s’ who live in the county of Dorset.

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Report illegal or harmful information, pictures or videos you’ve found on the internet.

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Rockley Education

We offer either a Level 2 Diploma or Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Outdoors or an Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeships.

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SENDiass4BCP – SEND Information, Advice and Support Service

Helping you with information, advice, and support about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

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Sexual Health Dorset

A free contraception and sexual health service, provided by Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust.

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Sexwise

We're here to give you honest advice about contraception, pregnancy, STIs and pleasure.

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SH:24

Working in partnership with the NHS, we provide STI testing, diagnosis and treatment, oral contraception, the morning after pill and specialist remote clinical support.

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Shelter England

Together, we can help people find a safe home.

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Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

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Space Youth Project

Welcoming all young gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBT+) people across Dorset since 2001!

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St Mungo’s

St Mungo’s outreach teams go out each night to meet people who are homeless and to help them off the streets. With 17 outreach teams we are one of the largest providers of outreach services in the country.

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STARS

STARS is a pan-Dorset charity that offers one to one support, free of charge, for anyone of any age or gender who lives, works or studies in Dorset and has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their life.

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SUSSED Kinson - UP in BCP

We can help you with anything that is holding you back or provide you with support. SUSSED is our UP in BCP Youth Access Point based in Kinson.

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Switchboard LGBT+ helpline

We’re here to help you with whatever you want to talk about. Nothing is off limits, and we understand how anxious you might feel before you pick up the phone.

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SWRAC – South West Regional Assessment Centre

Supporting individuals to thrive through real-life and relevant education programmes.

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T Levels – The next level qualification

T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other 16 to 19 courses. Equivalent to 3 A levels, a T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships.

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The 507 Boscombe - UP in BCP

We can help you with anything that is holding you back or provide you with support. The 507 is our UP in BCP Youth Access Point based in Boscombe.

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The Listening Ear

Dedicated to providing the best possible counselling to children and young people aged 5-19 across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

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The Money Advice Service

For free guidance you can trust, we can help.

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The Money Charity

The Money Charity is the UK’s Financial Capability charity, proactively providing education, information, advice and guidance to people of all ages throughout the UK, helping them to manage their money well and increase their Financial Wellbeing.

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The Quay Foyer

Providing accommodation, personal support and access to training and employment opportunities for young people aged 16-30.

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The Waterlily Project

Supporting and empowering vulnerable women in Christchurch and the surrounding area and helping them back to independent living.

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Thinkuknow

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

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Turn2us

We know the cost of living is increasing. Use our Benefits Calculator or Grants Search to find out what support you can get.

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UCAS

UCAS connects people to University, post Uni studies including teacher training, apprenticeships & internships.

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Wave Project Dorset

Surf therapy and volunteering 

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We are with you

Get free, confidential support with alcohol, drugs or mental health from one of our local services or online

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Wired

WIRED is youth service providing intervention, education and training in supporting young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.

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YMCA – Housing & Support

We provide short-term supported housing for men and women from 18 to 65 years and provide 108 beds over four projects. Our focus is on equipping clients with the skills they require to achieve or return to independent living.

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Young Minds

Fighting for young people's mental health

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