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Accessing the Local Offer, Family Services Directory and Young Merton

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Advocacy and complaints - help for Care Experienced Young People

An advocate is someone who will listen to you and discuss any concerns you may have. They will work with you to find ways to tackle them, by helping you to talk to the right people. If decisions are being made that you don’t agree…

Bullying

Bullying can happen in all sorts of situations and it can take various forms and cause emotional or physical harm or both. It can happen at any age. Bullying can include: being called names or having untrue things said about you being ignored, threatened, physically hurt or intimidated having…

Eating Disorders

Our appetites may change at different times in our life. Some people eat a lot or eat anything, others are more particular. Most of us have tried different diets at some time in our lives, whether to slim a little, put on some weight, or…

Education, training and employment for Care Experienced Young People

Merton Council will provide Care Experienced Young People access to high quality information, advice and guidance to help with education, training or employment. There are a number of education, employment and training opportunities available to you, which your Personal Adviser and Merton’s Virtual School  can support…

Health, wellbeing, recreation and leisure for Care Experienced Young People

You can find details here of local and national services for Care Experienced Young People, including services to support your physical, mental and sexual health and for your leisure time. Health and wellbeing Your Personal Advisor should support you to register with a GP if you are not…

Housing for Care Experienced Young People

As part of your preparation for adult life, you will be supported by your Personal Advisor to complete a Social Housing Application or to secure private rented accommodation in line with your wishes and your Pathway Plan. We will offer you support to make a housing benefit…

I think I'm depressed

Most young people feel sad, lonely or down at times. This is part of the normal ups and downs of life. But some young people feel low for long periods of time, which may affect their everyday lives and their ability to do what they always do.…

I'm feeling stressed or anxious

Feeling stressed about exams or school work? Things happening at home making you feel anxious? From time to time, everyone feels worried, stressed or anxious – these feelings are normal reactions to challenging events in our lives. However, if it gets out of control it…

I'm thinking about suicide

Thinking about suicide means that you are thinking about taking your own life, or having thoughts like ‘people would be better off without me’, or ‘I don’t see the point of living anymore’. Thinking about suicide is dangerous and a sign that you urgently need…
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