Let us help you…
If something’s happened to you, or you’ve seen a seen a something happen, we can help. We have lots of ways to help, and you can talk to our Support Workers about these.
They can help you decide what you want to talk about or what you want us to help you do. Our team are lovely, we know you’ll get on really well with them.
What do I do if something happened to me?
Tell someone. If something has happened to you, it’s really good to tell someone so you can talk about how it made you feel. You can report it to the police and they can investigate the crime and speak to the person who did it. We can help you do this if you want us to.
If you don’t want to report it, you could tell someone else. You could tell your parent, carer, guardian, teacher, support worker, doctor or youth club leader. They will be able to talk to you and help you. If you want to speak to us about what happened you can. We’re here to help you too.
What should I do if I've seen something happen to someone else?
Tell someone. If you’ve seen something happen to someone else, or you know about something that has happened to someone else, the other person might be worried about telling someone, so you would be helping by telling someone what you saw.
The person it happened to might need someone to talk to, so if someone else knows about it, they would be able to help.
You should talk to someone about how you feel about what you’ve seen too.
Who can I tell or talk to?
There are lots of people who can help. You could tell your parent, carer, guardian, teacher, support worker, doctor or youth club leader. They will be able to talk to you and help you.
If you want to speak to us about what happened you can. We’re here to help you too. We have specialist Support Workers who can talk to you about what happened, how you feel about it, and support you to do things that help you feeling better.
Can I talk about other things?
Yes. You can talk to our team about anything and they won’t tell other people the things you talk about unless they’re worried that you or someone else could be hurt.
If they’re worried, they might need to tell your parent, carer, guardian, teacher or other support worker or professionals to make sure you and other people are safe, but if they need to do this, they will always try to talk to you about it first.
What will the Support Worker do?
They can be there to help you. If there’s anything they can’t do, they’ll help you find someone who can.
They can do lots of different things. They could:
– Listen to you
– Talk to you about how you’re feeling and help you feel better
– Help you feel safer
– Help you build your confidence with activities or games
– Tell you about other people who might be able to help
– Help you report something to the police or someone else
– Help you understand what happens if you’ve reported something
– and help you with anything else that matters to you.
How can I get help?
There’s lots of ways to get in touch with us. If you’d like one of the Support Workers to contact you, the best way for them to do this is if you tell us how using our online form. Click the button below and we’ll ask you a few questions. It doesn’t take very long.
If you want to speak to us instead, you can call us on 0300 302 3670 or our free-phone number 0800 133 7032.
You can text us on 07520645700 with your name and a message about what you want us to help you with. If you text us, please tell us that you want to the YVSG team and someone will reply as soon as they can.
You can message us on Facebook too.
Who else could I speak to?
There are lots of people who can help. If you don’t want to speak to our team, or your parent, carer, guardian, teacher or anyone else you know, Childline can help. They help people 18 years old and younger and you can contact them on their website, by email, through their message boards or by calling them.
Childline – 0800 1111 (yep, that’s the whole number)