If you are leaving home for the first time in September we have put together a selection of useful tips, advice and links to websites for you to take with you which can be downloaded here: Leaving Home Tips
Engaging Young People
In 2019 Citizens Advice Tunbridge Wells and District were awarded funding by Kent County Council’s Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund to investigate the barriers young people face when seeking advice and evaluate the possible changes we could make to ensure our service can be accessed by everyone.
You can download our full report here:
Drop-in advice sessions
If you are under 25 and need help or advice we run a fortnightly drop-in advice session at the YMCA Ryder House in Tunbridge Wells. *Unfortunately these face to face sessions will not be taking place whilst the coronavirus restrictions are in place*
Go to our contact page to get in touch via phone, email or webchat. You can always refer to citizensadvice.org.uk or if you would prefer to speak to an adviser call 0344 848 7978 or email [email protected]
Young people and coronavirus
Below are some useful links if you are worried about the impact of coronavirus and lockdowns on your young family.
Locally, Mental Health Resource run virtual youth groups and West Kent Mind run mental health first aid courses.
Young Minds has advice and resources for young people and their parents. They also have a Adviceline for parents on 0808 802 5544.
Childline has information and support as well as a text service and the Mix is a great website with resources for under 25’s. Text KENT to 85258 or call 0800 107 0160 for free confidential support at any time from Release the Pressure (using the SHOUT service).