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Support services for young people

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Think Ninja

ThinkNinja is an app designed to educate 10-18 year olds about mental health, emotional wellbeing and to provide skills to build resilience.

Don’t Be A Zombie

Aimed at combating the issues associated with drug and alcohol abuse. Information, harm reduction advice and tools to help address substance related needs.


MeMotional is a digital resource developed by Early Break which allows children and young people to explore and better understand their emotions.

Kooth (online wellbeing)

Commissioned by NHS Bolton CCG since Feb 2017 for people in Bolton aged 11-25, it can be accessed for free via a simple, anonymous registration.


Free GM 24/7 crisis text messaging service - young people can message any time of day or night and every conversation is with a human being. Just text SHOUT to 85258.

Living Life to the Full

Free to all Greater Manchester residents (16+). A range of online course to improve feelings, beat stress and boost an individuals ability to live well.

Safety Plan

Staying safe provide a great online and downloadable safety plan resource which is recommended by the Greater Manchester ‘Shining a light on suicide’ campaign.

Shining a light on suicide

A Greater Manchester resource for young people, adults, parents/carers and professionals. It includes free online suicide awareness training for anyone who lives or works across Greater Manchester in addition to service directories and stories of hope.

Suicide and self-harm

Papyrus offers confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide (and anyone worried about a young person) through their helpline, HOPELINEUK.


UK charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.

Child abuse / child sexual exploitation

Barbados is a children’s charity that protects and supports the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.

Child protection

UK’s leading children’s charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover.


Information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

Substance misuse

Everything you need to know about drugs, their effects and the law. Talk to Frank for facts, support and advice on drugs and alcohol.


Educate Against Hate provides practical advice, support and resources to protect children from extremism and radicalisation.


Calm is an app for sleep and meditation. It helps you to experience better sleep, lower stress, and less anxiety.

Hate crime and discrimination

Working to challenge all forms of hate crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity. Independent, confidential and accessible reporting and support for victims, witnesses and third parties.

Gangs, violence and criminal exploitation

Raising awareness of criminal exploitation and what you can do if you think you or someone you know is being exploited.

Financial hardship

Google ‘local welfare provision’ and the name of your local authority to find help with hardship.

Citizens Advice

Online free advice from Citizens Advice to help you find a way forward, whatever the problem.

Know my Rights

Find out your rights and what to do if you are asked by the police to attend a voluntary interview.

GM Eating Disorder Service for Young People

Assessment, treatment and support for young people with eating disorders and their families. The service promotes early detection and treatment of eating disorders through a combination of one-to-one support and family therapy, along with support from a qualified dietitian.

Urban Outreach

Urban Outreach is a Christian charity providing food for households in crisis; and person-centred support for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable adults and young people in Bolton. Established in 1990 our core aim is to be consistently dependable, creative, challenging and inspirational in the support and care we provide across our town.

Telephone: 01204 385848