So to help you with your quest to find out more about ABI, we have put together the following list of extra online sources that you can search through.
If you do find a website that isn’t on our list but you have found particularly helpful, let us know and we will do our best to add it to the rest of them below.
Brain Crew Kidz Zone
An Australian site offering information for young people, and some fun activities too, including a brain quiz. Why not test your knowledge!
Enquire can give you advice and info about getting extra help at school. There are lots of reasons why you might need extra help and this websites has lots of info, podcasts, a blog, and news of what is available in your area.
Bullying UK offer advice to young people who are worried about bullying.
The TEA Room
The Teenage Epilepsy Agenda (TEA) Room is an innovative online forum for young people to interact with their peers, gain support and share their experiences of epilepsy in a safe and supportive environment.
Upfront – For Young people with Epilepsy
If you’re a teenager with epilepsy, you might have all sorts of questions about how epilepsy could affect your life. Will I be able to drink alcohol and go clubbing? Can I go on holiday? How will my school life be affected? This website answers many of these questions.
This website has a great downloadable guide for teenagers and young people about epilepsy. This leaflet provides you with help and information about how to get on with your life.
Sexual Health and Advice
Caledonia Youth provide support for young people in Scotland covering sexual health and wellbeing, personal relationships and emotional issues, by offering a range of services – information, advice and education, plus clinics and counselling – to help you through life’s little and not so little challenges.
Young Scot have a website that contains a wealth of information and advice about your health. You can get information about the big topics such as drinking, smoking, drugs, and sexual health. But it doesn’t stop there. There’s also useful info on how to keep yourself mentally fit and well, how to deal with bullying, and how to eat yourself healthy.
Crew 2000 provides information, support and advice about the use of drugs and sexual health.
Telephone: 0131 220 3404
Advocacy & Socialising
Kindred provides advocacy and information on services to young people with additional support needs in Scotland. They have an Advocate who can work with you to make sure your voice is heard and people around you know what you want. They also run a Young People’s Society which is a monthly event for young people aged 14-24 to attend and socialise with their peers.
The focus of the society is to provide a space for young people to ‘hang out’ with each other, without bringing along a parent/carer (support is provided).
Youth Scotland has a website containing a list of Youth Groups in areas throughout Scotland. You can do a search by typing in your postcode to see what groups are running near you.
Advice and support
Childline can give a lot of advice on a huge range of issues like: Cyber bullying, Relationships, Exam stress, Puberty, Bullying, Depression and feeling sad, Self harm, Abuse and safety, Sex, Staying safe online, Cover your tracks, Homelessness & running away, Pregnancy. You can contact ChildLine about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Whatever your worry it’s better out than in.
Headstrong Kids can give you information about brain tumours. The website has been made for young people to find out more about the brain, treatments for tumours and top tips on coping with a brain tumour.
Different Strokes is a national charity run by and for younger people who have had a stroke. It publishes a regular newsletter, runs young stroke groups, and offers information, support and advice including fitness, employment issues, further education and training schemes, counselling, rights and benefits etc.
Meningitis Now have a website and children’s helpline for more information about meningitis and the after effects.
The YoungMinds website offers information to young people about mental health and emotional well-being.
See Me Scotland is a campaign to end the stigmas that can sometimes come with mental ill-health. There is lots of information on their website about different mental health difficulties and they are launching a young person’s page called ‘Just Like Me’.
www.seemescotland.org.uk and www.justlikeme.org.uk
Young Scot has a really useful website and info line which provides information on housing, health, education, money, relationships, and your rights. There is also information about how you can get a Young Scot card that entitles you to loads of discounts including money off shopping, travel, food and fun!
Understanding Sibling Issues
Ever wondered what it’s like for your brother/sister? Check this page out, and maybe send them the link too.
Information about wheelchairs and mobility equipment.
This is where you can find all sorts of useful information about jobs, careers, education, money, housing. Full of useful advice on how to access various services for 13-19 year olds.
The Princes Trust
The Princes Trust is a UK-wide charity that works with young people aged from 16 to 25. If you’re unemployed, struggled at school, have been in trouble with the law, or have been in care they can support you in a number of ways.
- Courses – Courses, for 16-25 year olds, give you motivation, skills and experience. They help you get your life on track
- Grants – Do you want to get a job or on a course, but need some money to do so? Or maybe you want to start a community project. A Development Award or a Community Cash Award could help if you are aged 14-25
- Enterprise Programme – The Prince’s Trust supports unemployed young people aged 18-30 to work out if their business ideas are viable and whether self-employment is right for them
Depending on the outcome of this process, the programme can then offer mentoring support and, for those that really need it, financial support to start a business or mentoring support to secure goals in employment, education or training.
Remploy provides support to find employment for people with a disability or health condition.
Duke of Edinburgh
The duke of Edinburgh Award is a voluntary programme for young people between the age of 14 and 24 who want to try new activities and develop their skills and confidence to become more employable.