Young peoples advice and support

A number of services are available to provide advice and support for children young people and families in Hull.  Find out more about these services and how to contact using the list below

Mental Health and Wellbeing

HeadStart Hull supports children and young people by offering a range of services and interventions to support the emotional health and well-being of 10 to 16 year olds in Hull.

The How Are You Feeling website provides lots of advice, support and useful resources to support children, young people and parents who are spending more time together as all stay home to save lives.

Visit the How Are You Feeling website


We offer support for young people in making decisions about their future, including education, employment and training choices

Find out more about Connexions

Supported Lodgings

You can access support if you are a carer who wants to offer help to a young person from the age of 15 to 24 years old.

Access more information about Supported Lodgings

Alcohol, drugs and addictions support

We offer confidential advice and support for young people and their families regarding alcohol, drugs and other addictions.

Find out more about alcohol, drugs and addictions support

Youth Employment Initiative

You can access support for unemployed young people aged 15 to 29 years old back into employment, education and training.

Visit the Youth Employment Initiative website for more information

Targeted Youth Support (TYS)

The targeted Youth Support Team offer support, information and advice to young people aged 16-21.

Find out more about TYS

Young Carers

Young carers are children and young people (up to the age of 18) whose lives are being affected by looking after someone with a disability or a long term illness.  The children and young people's service offers support to young carers and their parents.

Find out more our support for young carers 


We support children and families going through the adoption process. We can also help if you are an individual or part of a family looking into adoption, by providing you with information and support.

Find out more about our Adoption team


You can access information on fostering a child or young person in your home when they are not able to live at home with their family.

Find out more about our Fostering team

Creative Voice Youth Arts

Activities and workshops for young people aged 13-19

Creative Voice Youth Arts  

There is a wide range of additional information available on line to help children and young people, parents and carers, and professionals to look after their own emotional well-being and that of the children and young people they support.

Below is a selection of some of these websites -
The HeadStart Hull You Tube channel includes films and videos about children and young people’s mental health and emotional well-being.
Films have been made by, or chosen by, children and young people.
This was developed and designed with young people in Hull to provide advice and support on common issues such as bullying in a safe digital environment and contains advice, articles, top tips, videos and facilities to report issues in a safe environment.
Young Minds offers information for young people on emotional wellbeing and mental health for young people and parents. It has an online chat function and also has a parents helpline 0800 8025544
Bullying UK offers advice and support to anyone affected by bullying and has an online chat function and a helpline 0808 8002222.
Beat providers provides support to help young people beat their
eating disorders and has an online chat function and  helpline 0808 8010711
National Self Harm Network aims to support, empower and educate people about self harm and has an online forum.
Frank offers friendly, confidential advice about drugs and has an online chat function and helpline 0300 1236600
Childline can be contacted about anything and has an online chat function and a helpline 0800 1111
The Samaritans  offer a safe place to talk, anytime you like, in your own way, telephone 116123 or email
Prevention of suicide in young people. They have a helpline called HOPEline 0800 068 4141
Offer support services to people affected by eating disorders in Hull and East Riding.