Teenagers and Young People

Young people’s lives can be affected by self-esteem and emotional well-being, their satisfaction with friends and family, happiness at school or college. The teen years can be a turbulent time for young people and their families.

Those born between the early 80s and late 90s – are widely thought to be the first generation who will be less well-off than their parents. Yet how many of this generation share their fears with others?
Use the links below get advice and contact people who can help.
Gay Glos Youth (14-18) – A young people’s social group for LGB&T people and those exploring their sexual orientation. Support is also provided for LGBT people, their families and friends.

Indigo  Young Persons’ drop-in Service at the Pheonix Surgery, Cirencester on Thursdays between 3.30pm and 5pm.  Anyone aged 13 years and over can be seen for confidential health and lifestyle advice. (No need to be registered at the surgery).

Sexual Health in Gloucestershire  The contraception and sexual health clinics are a place of free confidential advice for young people. Located in Gloucester, Coleford, Cinderford, Dursley, Lydney, Stonehouse and Stroud.

Teens in Crisis  Demonstrating the Christian faith in particular, but not exclusively, by relieving the need, hardship or distress of young people, aged 9 – 21 years, by providing advice, support and counselling services.

Young Gloucestershire is a countywide charity that supports young people (aged 11-25). Those facing some very difficult times; whether it is a disruptive home life, caring for a family member or coping with a mental health issue. YG offer practical ways to find confidence and develop the skills needed to get on track.  This could be to get a job, education or training.

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Safeguarding is a term which is broader than ‘child protection’ and relates to the action taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding is a key priority in the life of the Church. The Diocese of Gloucester, website pages contain information you will need. Click here.

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