HELp & support for young people

There are some great organisations working in Gloucestershire and beyond to provide help, support and opportunities for young people. Here are just a few:


Youth Support Team

Speaking up for young people in Gloucestershire – and providing support and advice.

The Cavern

A music venue, a place to hang out and a place to get support.

Young Gloucestershire

Lots of support and opportunities if you’re aged 11-25 and facing challenges in your life. Includes The Link – information advice guidance and counselling for 16-25 year olds. appen themselves and having a say


The Big Music Project

Helping you to get a foot in the door of the music industry – website, blog, news and opportunities, careers advice and more.

Creative Choices

Help for your career in the creative industries.

BBC Introducing industry advice section

Advice and help from BBC’s new music team.




Information, advice, and support for young people – including an online counsellor.

Young Minds

Contains a section with resources and advice for young people, also for parents.

National Self Harm Network

Useful advice, information, downloads, and a forum

The Lily Jo Project

A website set up by musician Lily Jo, to support people who are struggling with their mental health.

BBC My Mind and Me

Website with videos, advice, links, guidance on mental health for young people. Plus video and audio from the Newsbeat programmes where young people talk about their mental health problems and how they cope.

Music and mental health videos from the BBC

Plus podcast: How mental health became a talking point in pop music

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust 

Guidance on dealing with depression, self-harm, asking for help, and more.